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Tsipras praises Obama's economic leadership

TAGS: Diplomacy, Politics, Economy

Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras of Greece said the US economy has performed better than Europe’s in recent years. He said that's because President Barack Obama committed to policies that promoted employment while Europe focused on austerity.

Tsipras was speaking at a press conference with Obama as the president makes his final foreign trip.

While some in the US are unhappy with economic growth since the 2008 financial crisis, Tsipras said that the US has experienced “impressive” growth while European economies have been trapped in “stagnation.”

He said Greece is slowly but surely decreasing unemployment and restoring confidence in the nation's economy.

[AP]

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