Kyriakos Mitsotakis heads to the Thessaloniki Expo this weekend with a spring in his step after his growth narrative, which will play a key role in his speech on Saturday, was seemingly given a thumbs-up from voters as well as words of encouragement from two key figures.
The government received some encouragement in its bid for lower fiscal targets from would-be European Central Bank president Christine Lagarde, even though Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis has put this pursuit on the backburner for the time being.
Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis returned from The Netherlands, the last leg of his first round of visits to EU leaders, to prepare for his visit to the Thessaloniki Expo over the weekend, when he hopes to drive home the message that his government is laying the groundwork for investment and growth.
The Greek government is seeking the way and the right time to launch discussions with Turkey, which Athens feels has been provoking Greece in recent weeks.
Moving on from Kyriakos Mitsotakis’s meeting with German Chancellor Angela Merkel last week, the government is focussing on the third leg of the Greek prime minister’s European tour and looking ahead to his appearance at the Thessaloniki Expo this weekend.
Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis’s visit to Berlin was greeted by conflicting reviews back home, with the government hailing it as a meeting of minds, while the opposition criticised the lack of concrete outcomes.
Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis is in Berlin today for his first formal meeting with Chancellor Angela Merkel since winning the national elections.
As the new cabinet in Athens grapples with complex legislative initiatives on tax and investment, a series of highly visible actions on the policing front are being seen as confirmation of the new government’s willingness to implement the hard-line law and order agenda which was a mainstay of its election campaign.
A number of alternative scenarios are doing the rounds regarding the scope and timing of the government’s eagerly-awaited tax package.
Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis met French President Emmanuel Macron in Paris on Thursday to discuss a wide range of topics to do with bilateral and European relations, as well as the Greek investment and reform agenda.