Schulz asks Spain and Greece to work ‘in a spirit of cooperation’

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“We have to work together in a spirit of cooperation,” said European Parliament President Martin Schulz after Madrid and Athens had a war of words last week over Greece’s extension of its bailout programme.

According to Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras, Spain and Portugal took a hard line in eurozone talks about the Greek bailout programme because they feared a rise of the left in their own countries.

In an official visit to Madrid on Thursday, Schulz said that ‘the ministers of Spain and Portugal approved the agreement of Brussels like everybody else.” “I believe that Spain and Portugal have an interest for an stable Greece because if Greece is stable the Euro is stable. Everybody knows this and we all have an interest to stabilize Greece,” Schulz added.

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