EU's Juncker Says Greece Still Has a Lot to Do

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FILE - European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker delivers a speech to Greek lawmakers during a parliamentary session in Athens, Thursday, April 26, 2018. (AP Photo/Petros Giannakouris)

ATHENS (AP) — European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker has congratulated Kyriakos Mitsotakis on his victory in Sunday's Greek general election while cautioning that the highly indebted country still had a tough economic task ahead.

In a letter to the new prime minister, Juncker praised the Greek people for what they had to endure during its recent financial crisis which almost saw the country ejected from the euro currency area four years ago.

"A lot has been achieved," Juncker said. "But a lot remains to be done."

Juncker told Mitsotakis he had "full confidence in your personal capacity and the capacity of the Greek people to open a new, brighter chapter in the history of your country."