"Promoting the global economic recovery in the COVID-19 era and beyond".
As a representative of the Greek Parliament, I feel very happy and honored to participate with you in a "Supranational parliamentary dialogue".
I mention in advance that every challenge, Any change can be an opportunity as long as we prepare for it. To formulate a strategy in the institutions and in the economy.
Undoubtedly, the pandemic interrupted the plans of the global investment community, Public and Private. The consequent disturbances in social mobility and cohesion as well as in demand, supply and liquidity of the economy have led to a deep global recession in the last two years.
It is possible to attract investments in the midst of a pandemic but also in the gloomy socio-economic landscape that is formed post-pandemic; That is the question that is being asked in the public debate today. In fact we are asked to answer whether investment and the pandemic is a conflicting and asymptotic relationship or not.
A positive answer to the question would be absurd and sketchy, since the pandemic on the one hand generates opportunities investable (eg in health and e-commerce) Secondly hurries the implementation of investment plans that had previously stagnated (For example, in Greece there were leaps in technological modernization).
States need to develop a new strategy by highlighting the factors that make them investment destinations. Necessary condition for the economy to be able to meet the new challenges and absorb the vibrations, without further affecting employment, is to emphasize the new skills required by emerging industries.
But also the internationalization of the available financing with a brilliant example the European Fund for Recovery and Resilience in the formation of which Greece, Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis played a leading role.
Typical example is the space of energy. Investments can be made, with the aim of increasing the installed capacity, in Renewable Energy Sources and in gas power stations, H2 and its storage.
Respectively to the transfer of the public good of energy locally, transnationally and between the Continents. In this way, energy shortages can be tackled and energy poverty that is unequally distributed can be reduced., many times and intra-regionally.
Second example is the digital competitiveness of the economy. Now the support of high technology and innovation industries has turned from a potential choice into a necessary condition.
also, the tourism industry is one of the main pillars of the economy and plays a fundamental role in employment worldwide. The pandemic dealt a decisive blow. Hence, We must all make every effort to ensure the stabilization of international tourism as a result of improved mobility.
And of course Culture as an adhesive should be diffused in all areas of development and maintained on the basis of what principles of sustainability.
One supranational cultural network stimulate mobility and highlight new development opportunities and challenges even through the protection and promotion of the rich cultural heritage.
In all actions, the role of Parliaments is crucial in promoting dialogue and consultation between states based on the principles of mutual respect., of understanding, της εμπιστοσύνης και του αμοιβαίου συμφέροντος για ειρήνη και ευημερία. Οι εθνικές αντιπροσωπείες οφείλουν να συνεργαστούν στενά ώστε η κοινωνικοοικονομική ανάκαμψη να πραγματοποιηθεί ταχύτερα και χωρίς αποκλεισμούς.
With a plan, rationalization, persistence, determination and cooperation states can and should turn this crisis into a "window of opportunity" for changes that will strengthen competitiveness.
The formulation of an "international legislation", let me express myself, that will create the substrate on which "new entrepreneurship" will flourish, is an interesting idea.
The "Agreement on Economic Recovery" and then on the logic of the "Paris Agreement" on climate, will send the message of reciprocity and a common perspective.