All progressive forces have a responsibility and an obligation to prevent the election of Manfred Weber for the position of President of the European Commission because  this eventuality would officially mark right-wing’s cooperation with the far right and would be disastrous for the future of Europe, said Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras at the preparatory session of the European Socialist Party (PES) in Brussels.

“In the likelihood of the post-electoral alliance between the European People’s Party with the far right, we must respond to all the progressive forces of Europe with our own strategy of convergence against neoliberalism and nationalism that fuel the far right,” underlined Mr. Tsipras.