Obama says will urge creditors to give Greece space for recovery.@POTUS: "Power and progress will always come from the demos, from we the people".@POTUS: "Most important title in any country is not president or PM, it is citizen""In our communities there is more of what the Greeks all philotimo" - @POTUS"History doesn't move in straight lines. Civil rights in US, democracy in GR didn't move in straight lines" - @POTUS"All institutions in Europe have to ask how can we make sure people's voices are still being heard" - @POTUS"What an irony it is that at a time when we can reach out to anyone anywhere so many citizens feel disconnected from their govs" - @POTUS"EU remains one of the great achievements of human history" - @POTUS"Faced with this new reality where cultures clash, some will inevitably seek comfort in nationalism, tribe, ethnicity, sect" - @POTUS"When our economies don't work, our democracies become distorted and sometimes break down" - @POTUS"Democracy is simplest wherever everyone is the same. Democracy becomes more difficult when there is diversity" - @POTUS "IMF have said debt relief will be crucial to getting Greece back to growth. They are right" - @POTUS"I want to commend Tsipras for the v difficult reforms his gov is pursuing" - @POTUS"I encourage creditors to put Greece on a path to sustained economic recovery" - @POTUS"The world doesn't appreciate or aware of the tremendous sacrifices Greeks have made" - @POTUS"First step in Greece has been to build a foundation that allows you to return to robust economic growth" - @POTUS"We declared that healthcare in America was a right for all, not a privilege for a few" @POTUS"People need to see the benefits of trade in their own lives, not just large multinationals" - @POTUS"We know that we have to invest more in our people, education and skills to compete in global economy" - @POTUS"We can't look backwards for answers, we have to look forward" - @POTUS"Even the poorest child in our countries know how others live, so there is increasing inequality and more awareness of it" - @POTUS"World elite, living by other rules, avoiding taxes, manipulating rules, that creates a sense of injustice and inequality" - @POTUS"If you could choose one moment in time to be born without knowing, blindly, that moment would be now" - @POTUSSpeaking in Athens, Obama says "Democracy…is imperfect. Can be slow. Can be frustrating. Can be hard. Can be messy.""Around the world closer cooperation have all improved the lives of human beings" - @POTUS"Democracy remains the most effective form of government devised by man" - @POTUS'And if you hadn't noticed, the next American president and I could not be more different' @POTUS"As you may have noticed the next POTUS and I could not be more different but US Democracy is bigger than people" - @POTUS"It's important for young people in particular to understand that progress follows a winding path" - @POTUS"Democracy can be complicated, believe me, I know but it's better than the alternatives" - @POTUS

Map. History of Balkans conflict

16 November 2016
Obama says will urge creditors to give Greece space for recovery
'And if you hadn't noticed, the next American president and I could not be more different' @POTUS