Kyriakos Mitsotakis

PM says safety at sea means improved tourism product

Securing the safety of swimmers at sea will also help improve the quality of tourism offered the country, Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis said on Friday, speaking at an event on safety at sea.

The event was organized by nonprofit Safe Water Sports, which promotes educational activities particularly for children to enhance awareness of safety at sea.

More measures to ease burden on taxpayers

Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis announced on Friday four new government initiatives meant to prop up hard-hit households and businesses, including an increase in the number of installments for income and property taxes and a small discount for the payment of annual tax dues in a lump sum ahead of the deadline for the first tranche.

Greek PM brushes off opposition criticism of economic policy

Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis on Friday brushed off criticism from the main opposition of the conservative administration's economic policy, accusing SYRIZA leader Alexis Tsipras of "failing to learn" from being in government himself and from his electoral defeat last July.

We are ready to discuss maritime borders with Turkey, says Greek PM

Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis expressed his readiness on June 11 to discuss the delimitation of maritime zones with Turkey. 

"Greece is always open to a dialogue with Turkey to delimitate the maritime zones," Mitsotakis told an economic forum in the capital Athens.

Greece-Italy accord sets precedent for broader region, PM says

Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis on Wednesday hailed an agreement on maritime boundaries signed between Greece and Italy on Tuesday as a key step in the country's foreign policy.
"[The agreement] acknowledges in the most formal manner that islands have the same sovereign rights as continental land masses," Mitsotakis told Parliament during a debate on education.

Coronavirus cases linked to Thessaloniki party

Several people have tested positive for coronavirus infection after attending a party in Thessaloniki in northern Greece which broke the country's restrictions, according to reports Wednesday.
The party was reportedly organized at a luxury villa by a Thessaloniki student studying in London who was celebrating her homecoming and reunion with friends.