Mitsotakis to Young Greeks with Award-Winning Start-Up: “You Are Making Us Proud”

September 16, 2021

ATHENS — "You are making us proud as a country," Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis said while addressing young Greeks whose "start-ups" won European awards for innovation and enterprise.

The prime minister, who met with them a few days ago at the Maximos Mansion, praised the importance of the young people's success and stressed that, while everything starts with an idea, close cooperation and a lot of work is needed to get to the point of implementation.

"It is very creative for us to see the concept of creative entrepreneurship develop in our schools. I have spoken to many groups of young people who have been involved in this process. You made us proud as a country," he said and added:

"This whole process: how you organise a team, how you think about setting up a business, how you deal with the complexity behind a new product or service. I think that all these are very useful lessons, which will accompany you for a lifetime."

The prime minister underlined that "your own experiences make it easier for us to break through some stereotypes," and added:

"We work together when we want to and when we realise that only through cooperation can we advance our common goals. A team must work together. And I think you have to learn to manage the complexity and diversity of a team, the different ideas, the tensions that can arise, to finally come up with a common component. I suppose you would also have this experience, that not everything goes the way you planned it. There are difficulties, there are different views. You have to find a way to resolve these tensions, differences, and a collective intelligence within the group that is greater than the sum of the individual intelligence of each of you. This is the great beauty of teamwork. One thing is for sure: whatever you choose to do, whatever you choose to study, you will always have to work as a team."

Mitsotakis stressed that "for those of you who finally choose the path of entrepreneurship, I think you will always have very strong experiences. I wish and hope that you pass on these experiences to younger children."


ATHENS – In the aftermath of the latest violations of the Prespa Agreement that established ‘North Macedonia’ as the official name of Greece’s northern neighbor – its newly elected president insists she has a personal right to call her country ‘Macedonia’, contrary to the ‘erga omnes’ provision of the agreement which calls for ‘North Macedonia’ to be used in all contexts – the West is once again struggling to understand what the latest Balkan dispute is all about.

Top Stories


A pregnant woman was driving in the HOV lane near Dallas.

General News

NEW YORK – Meropi Kyriacou, the new Principal of The Cathedral School in Manhattan, was honored as The National Herald’s Educator of the Year.


Alberto, Season’s First Named Tropical Storm, Dumps Rain on Texas and Mexico, Which Reports 3 Deaths

TAMPICO, Mexico (AP) — Tropical Storm Alberto rumbled toward northeast Mexico early Thursday as the first named storm of the season, carrying heavy rains that left three people dead but also brought hope to a region suffering under a prolonged, severe drought.

STUTTGART, Germany — A dramatic stoppage-time goal saw Hungary beat Scotland 1-0 at the European Championship on Sunday to wreck its opponent’s hopes of reaching the knockout stage of a major tournament for the first time in its history.

HOUSTON  — Gerardo Arteaga scored from the edge of the penalty area in the 69th minute and Mexico beat Jamaica 1-0 on Saturday night in its Copa America opener.

SKOPJE, North Macedonia (AP) — North Macedonia's center-right leader secured parliamentary approval to lead a new coalition government in a vote late Sunday.

JERUSALEM — Leaders of major churches have accused Israeli authorities of launching a “coordinated attack” on the Christian presence in the Holy Land by initiating tax proceedings against them.

Enter your email address to subscribe

Provide your email address to subscribe. For e.g. [email protected]

You may unsubscribe at any time using the link in our newsletter.