Pavlopoulos: The principle of solidarity within the European legal order is a rule of law

“The principle of solidarity within the European legal order is not an abstract declaration, but it is a rule of law, with the corresponding sanctions in the event of its violation,” Greek President Prokopios Pavlopoulos said on Thursday during his speech at the international conference “Alliance for Entrepreneurship and Development in Western Greece”, taking place in Patras at the initiative of the region.

“Let us not forget,” he added, “that the above provisions were the institutional foundation on which the creation of the European Stability Mechanism was based in 2011 as a means of supporting member states suffering the consequences of the economic crisis.”

Cohesion, he said, is necessary for the future of the European Union and the achievement of European integration.

The President welcomed the fact that the conference as well as the whole effort of the Western Greece region to exit the economic crisis is made in cooperation with the EU institutions.