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PM Mitsotakis: Tackling Farmers’ Concerns, Elevating Education, and Housing Hope for Young Greeks

February 11, 2024

ATHENS – Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis, in his Sunday review of the week posted on social media, referred to the farmers’ mobilizations. He stated that on Tuesday, he would meet with the farmers’ representatives, contingent upon the condition that the roads remain open. Supporting competition in the primary sector and farmers’ income is a priority, and therefore, every effort will be made to reduce cost factors in agriculture and livestock production.

Regarding the Education Ministry’s bill on strengthening public universities and establishing the framework for branches of foreign non-profit universities in Greece, which was posted for public consultation on Thursday, Mitsotakis emphasized its priority, particularly focusing on public universities. Concerning the establishment of non-public, non-profit foreign university departments in Greece, the requirements for their foundation will be the highest and strictest in Europe.

Mitsotakis noted significant progress in both unemployment reduction and private sector income growth, expressing the government’s goal of creating 200,000 new job positions in the next three years.

Regarding housing policy, Mitsotakis highlighted its role as one of the pillars of their social policy. The aim is to support financially vulnerable individuals, especially young adults who may be living with their parents until their 30s. Mitsotakis acknowledged the complexity and seriousness of the issue, particularly in areas experiencing pressure due to tourism growth. He announced in parliament on Friday the intention to possibly increase the threshold for purchasing real estate via the Golden Visa to 800,000 euros, with measures applying to all areas under pressure.

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