February 5, 2015 / 2:27 PM / 3 years ago

Greek PM pledges end to EU-enforced austerity policies

Greece's Prime Minister and president of radical left party Syriza Alexis Tsipras attends a swearing-in ceremony of the new deputies that were elected in the January 25 national polls, in Athens February 5, 2015. REUTERS/Yannis Kolesidis/Pool

ATHENS (Reuters) - Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras pledged on Thursday to “put an end once and for all” to the European Union’s austerity policies and to bargain hard for a new deal for Greece.

“Greece won’t take orders any more, especially orders through emails,” he said.

Speaking in parliament after a tour of various capitals in Europe, Tsipras said his new government would not renege on its promises and that voters would not be deceived again.

Reporting by George Georgiopoulos Editing by Jeremy Gaunt

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