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Kenny and Noonan must support Greece’s efforts at today’s emergency summit meeting – Adams

7 July, 2015 - by Gerry Adams TD


Sinn Féin President Gerry Adams has made an appeal to Taoiseach Enda Kenny and Finance Minister Michael Noonan to support the constructive efforts of the Greek Government at today’s Emergency Summit meeting to reach deal that must include debt relief.

Speaking from Leinster House this afternoon Teachta Adams said;

“On Sunday, the people of Greece made an historic decision against austerity and an unsustainable austerity package.

“The democratic decision of Greek citizens must now be fully respected by all EU leaders.

“The EU must now make clear its desire to keep Greece in the Eurozone by negotiating a solution that doesn’t impose years of economic depression on the Greek people.

“As far as the Irish Government is concerned, this means Taoiseach Enda Kenny and Finance Minister Michael Noonan supporting the constructive efforts of Greece at today's Emergency Summit meeting.

“I am appealing to them to make a strong case for debt relief for the people of Greece. That is what is required to ensure the recovery of Greece within the European Union.

“Now is the time to stand up for a European Union based on solidarity, democracy, and equality.

“A big question facing citizens of the European Union today, including Irish citizens, is whether the democratic decision of a member state on issues that affect the daily lives of its citizens will be respected by our European partners.

“That is at the heart of the crisis in Greece. It is also a huge issue in Ireland.” 

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