Defence spending, economic support plans dominate PM's policy speech

PoliticsGreek Politics Tags: Coronavirus, Mitsotakis, New Democracy, Turkey

Covid-19 meant that Kyriakos Mitsotakis delivered the prime minister’s annual keynote economic policy speech to a reduce audience on Saturday, just as the content of his address had to be tailored to tackle the two most pressing challenges facing his government: The economic effects of the pandemic and the perilous state of relations with Turkey.

The New Democracy leader set out the latest range of fiscal interventions his administration intends to make, hoping to provide further support to struggling Greek businesses and households. He also announced to step up defence spending, following sever...

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