Tsipras: Greece more optimistic after meeting with European leaders

Greece is more optimistic after a meeting of key European leaders Thursday, in which all sides pledged to do their best to overcome the difficulties the Greek economy is facing, the country΄s prime minister said.

On his way out of a meeting with leaders including German Chancellor Angela Merkel, French President Francois Hollande and European Central Bank President Mario Draghi, Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras said Greeece wouldn΄t have to take any “recessionary measures” and that it would submit its own structural reforms.

“We are more optimistic after this deliberation,” Mr. Tsipras said. “I think that all the sides have confirmed their intention to try to do the best to overcome the difficulties of the Greek economy as soon as possible.”

Mr. Tsipras said all sides confirmed their willingness to work together to restore the ability of the Greek economy to finance itself as soon as possible.