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PM Mitsotakis and Google Europe Chief Discuss Deepening Cooperation in Greece

ATHENS — The possibility for further deepening cooperation between Greek authorities and Google, with the main pillar being the cultivation of digital skills in the Greek labour market and the promotion of the country's cultural heritage via technology, dominated a video conference between Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis and the head of Google Europe Matt Brittin.

The video call was held on Thursday afternoon, with Mitsotakis underlining that the development of digital skills is a crucial issue for Greece and for the government, and that a certificate from a company such as Google offers added value and recognition.

On his part, the head of Google Europe said that his company is extensively involved with technical education, adding that during the quarantine it trained 5,000 people from the country's tourist sector in digital skills.

Other participants in the video conference included State and E-governance Minister Kyriakos Pierrakakis, the head of the prime minister economic office Alexis Patelis and the Greek government's Chief Creative Officer Steve Vranakis. Participating for Google were Peggy Antonakou, General Manager Southeast Europe, Giorgia Abeltino, Director Public Policy South Europe and Director External Relations Google Arts & Culture, and Stella Tsomokou from Google Greece.

 

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