PM Tsipras annouces legislative initiative for institutional guaranteeing of gender equality

Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras announced on Thursday in a meeting at the Interior Ministry a legislative initiative for institutional guaranteeing of gender equality.

He also announced a legislative initiative on citizenship “in order to simplify and speed up the procedures for rendering citizenship, especially as regards the process of interviewing and the presentation of supporting documents and the time required.”

Tsipras earlier said that he had a substantial discussion with Interior Minister Panos Skourletis and his collegues on the ministry’s issues.

“I found out that there is a serious level of preparation, and I believe that in the context of a more general plan for the productive reconstruction of the country, the role of the Interior Ministry is important. All these years a counterproductive and non-transparent institutional framework was created, vulnerable to all kinds of customer practices. We want to redesign this framework for the benefit of the citizen,” Tsipras said.