Main opposition New Democracy (ND) leader Kyriakos Mitsotakis estimated on Wednesday that Europe will be encouraged to fill its gaps and correct its imperfections after the German elections.
Mitsotakis was speaking at the “CONCORDIA” European Summit held in Athens.
The leader of the main opposition underlined that the three challenges of our times are employment, security and technological advance along with ecological threat.
Mitsotakis stressed that every EU member state has to do things proportionally and collectively in Europe and added: “Europe compared to the USA mainly on development issues has not responded to the challenges” and supported that a political framework is needed to meet Greece’s development challenges.
Referring to Greece, Mitsotakis reiterated that “we are the only country currently in the programme.
The country needs a strong mandate to make the necessary reforms for the country” and expressed optimism that ND would take a strong electoral mandate to implement its reform agenda. He also stressed that the problem of the current government is ideological as it does not believe in reforms.
Mitsotakis argued that “our debt has become non-sustainable” and criticized creditors who did not deliver on 2012 promises. He also underlined that the country needs to convince the partners and the IMF that it can make reforms.
Finally, the leader of the main opposition referred to the problem of terrorism and said that “cooperation between states should be more intense as you can not have freedom without security.”