Prime Minister, Kyriakos Mitsotakis. APE-MPE, KOSTAS TSIRONHS
Greece will not tolerate any Turkish provocation without responding, Prime Minister and New Democracy (ND) party leader Kyriakos Mitsotakis said on Sunday at closing remarks of the party’s 13th congress, adding that he will ask NATO to condemn Turkey at the leaders’ meeting on December 3 and 4 in London.
On economic issues, the ND leader announced that nearly 200,000 families belonging to a financially weaker segment of society will receive an emergency bonus before Christmas. Beneficiaries will include those worst off from long-term unemployment, families with many children, and families with dependents with disabilities, a category he said he was particularly concerned about.
Commenting on rallies in Athens, such as Saturday’s, he said that within a few weeks the government will table a draft bill regulating the announcement, organizing and distributioND leader Kyriakos Mitsotakis: Greece will ask NATO to condemn Turkey over its illegal actions in the regionn of protests. “Regularity – a word deriving from ‘regulation’ – will be implemented at street level as well,” he said, “with full respect of the right to gather.” He noted however the disturbance that “the protest of a few dozens brings to the lives of millions” in Athens. This, he said, “is what it means to support the many, not the few.”
“Greeks are welcoming measures whose time came a long time ago, such as our policy against smoking,” Mitsotakis said. “Greece is ready to welcome the obvious. It has experienced the irrational and has realized this quickly becomes irresponsible, becoming a status quo, and mutating into something arbitrary and unjust.”