'Egoism' not Greece risks Europe downfall

German Vice Chancellor Sigmar Gabriel has said that the growing "ego" of European states risks the breakdown of a "European idea".

'Egoism' not Greece risks Europe downfall

World Bulletin / News Desk

The European project is at risk because of "growing economic egoism" among its member states, German Vice Chancellor Sigmar Gabriel said on Thursday.

"Europe is not in danger because of Greece but through growing national egoism of its member states," Gabriel, who is also economy minister, told the Bundestag lower house of parliament.

"If we don't overcome this, then we will no longer be able to convince people of the European idea." 

Last Mod: 10 Eylül 2015, 10:43
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