East Macedonia & Thrace development blueprint

Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis presented the government's Eastern Macedonia & Thrace 2030 Development Program in the northern Greek city of Komotini on Friday, the premier's second stop on his day tour of the region after Xanthi.

The prime minister said that the plan includes more than 360 projects, with a budget of 6.8 billion euros, and that the financing of these projects has been secured.

Concerning the port of Alexandroupoli, the premier noted that the decision not to privatize it was entirely his own, and that the reasoning behind it rests on geopolitical as well as economic factors.

Elaborating, Mitsotakis said he firmly believes "that the port of Alexandroupoli is of great significance, and as such it should not leave the hands of the Greek state at this extremely important geopolitical juncture."

He added that "this does not mean, however,...

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