For Greece, a lesson from Ireland, Kenny says

Greece should follow in the steps of Ireland’s “constructive engagement” with Europe in dealing with its lingering debt crisis, the country’s Prime Minister Enda Kenny has said.

“For Greece, there’s a lesson from Ireland,” Irish Taoiseach Enda Kenny told CNBC on the sidelines of the Irish Business and Employers Confederation’s conference in Dublin on Wednesday.

“Difficult though it has been for our country, the benefits are starting to be seen after a four-year period,» Kenny said. «I’ve said that to the Greek Prime Minister [Alexis Tsipras] myself; here’s a lesson from one small country that you can take some reflection on in terms of building your own economy for the future,» he said.

“Obviously, we respect and understand the difficulties that apply in Greece from a humanitarian point of view… Greece needs time and space and Europe is giving Greece that time and space,” Kenny said.

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