ATHENS – “The pandemic and the Russian invasion of Ukraine combined with the fourth industrial revolution and the climate crisis in a short period of time drastically changed everything on the world stage. Certainties have collapsed, huge adjustments are taking place in every area and in every sector, economies and societies are swirling in search of a new balance. Everything is being set up almost from scratch and a new world is dawning which will be very different from the one we knew up until 2019,” government spokesperson Yiannis Oikonomou said during a press briefing on Thursday.
He underlined that dangerous conditions are being created in this manner and that great care is needed so as not to be overtaken by developments or sink under the pressure of these developments.
Oikonomou pointed out that “someone who has a plan, courage, determination and knowledge can turn a crisis into an opportunity” and that the “government is trying to adequately respond in both these areas.”
He said that “Greece’s hidden potential in people and resources is beginning to show its scope and these results are already visible to some extent. Greece has taken a step forward and this path that was started with so much effort by all of us must not be stopped. We don’t deserve that it be stopped.”
Oikonomou noted that Greece was starting from a good point, emitting dynamism and having won international respect:
“In the new four-year period, freed from all the burdens of the post-memorandum era, we will be able to achieve much more that is beneficial for everyone, bringing Greece, our homeland, to the level of the most developed European countries from all sides. We know how and we can do it. With a strong mandate from Greek society, which has our work as a guarantee, we will go even higher.”