New Greek Government Sparks European Concerns

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The European Parliament's president arrived in Athens today to meet with the country's new prime minister. Alexis Tsipras has raised concerns with his threats to renege on a series of key budget commitments made by previous Greek administrations in exchange for a $27 billion bailout.

European Parliament President Martin Schulz is the first European official to meet with Tsipras since his left wing Syriza won last Sunday's elections in Greece. The BBC's Mark Lowen joins Here & Now's Jeremy Hobson from Athens with details.

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  • Mark Lowen, correspondent for BBC News. He tweets @marklowen.

This segment aired on January 29, 2015.


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