Obama, Tsipras discuss refugee crisis, economy in phone call

Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras leaves at the end of an extraordinary leaders' summit on migrants at the European Council in Brussels, September 23, 2015Newly re-elected Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras said he received a congratulatory phone call from US President Barack Obama on Thursday, during which the two leaders discussed Europe’s migration crisis and Greece’s debt-ridden economy. The American president expressed his hope that the Greek economy will stabilise and return to growth,” Tsipras’s office said. Tsipras won a convincing election victory on Sunday, giving him a fresh mandate to push trough a controversial bailout deal with international creditors that demands tough reforms in return for the rescue funds.

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