The messages that Kyriakos Mitsotakis passed with his TV interview on Star were clear and understood by everyone: no elections, no reshaping, no policy change. This, Nevertheless, of particular importance to the Prime Minister was that for the first time he spoke openly about the difficult decisions that led to the successful response to the health crisis.
Decisions taken in uncharted waters, relied on expert suggestions and ultimately proved to be correct, despite the risk involved, justifying in the end what Mr.. Mitsotakis said at the end of his interview, explaining why he says "no" to early ballots: the increased trust of the citizens and the increase of the political capital of his government, which he wants to invest, as he said, and not to waste it.
The report of Mr. had a special significance and special symbolism. Mitsotakis to Sotiris Tsiodras. As he characteristically said, did not know him before the pandemic, but now he will continue to be his advisor. The symbolism is based on the Prime Minister's decision to trust a technocrat and to continue to listen and trust him before making his own crucial decisions.. Obviously this means that the "Tsiodra model" will be extended to other areas, e.g. in economy. After all, Reform may not be the prime minister's immediate priority, but, as he himself admitted, "always, some point, there will be some restructuring ".
For the rest, Mr.. Mitsotakis, although he once again avoided predictions of a recession in 2020, limited to the general assumption that it will move between 5% and 10%, said he was optimistic about both tourism and the economy as a whole. The most important, Nevertheless, is that he made it clear that the government will not change its policy and will insist on tax cuts, for which he said they will come closer and closer as we return to normalcy. also, announced a reduction in labor costs through the reduction of insurance-employer contributions and even before that of taxes.
Move… out of the prefecture to Mitsotaki
Moving on to another symbolic move, The Prime Minister will make his first trip today after the lockdown and its removal. His destination is Thessaloniki, as, as newsit.gr has already written, intention of Mr.. Mitsotaki is not to be closed in the four walls of Maximos for the next period, but to talk to citizens and listen to the pulse of society especially after the pandemic. The schedule of the Prime Minister's visit to Thessaloniki is heavy anyway, as it includes meetings with city officials, the governor, Apostolos Tzitzikostas and the mayor, Constantino Zerva, visit to the AHEPA hospital together with the Minister of Health, Vassilis Kikilia etc..
Regarding the government's comment on the SYRIZA economic program presented by Alexis Tsipras in Zappeion, the answer came from the government spokesman, Stelios Petsas (SS.: the prime minister's televised interview had been filmed earlier). "It simply came to our notice then. When comes second, when copying misspellings, when it bids irresponsibly and when it proves that it is out of place and time ", commented characteristically, to conclude: "After all, SYRIZA and Mr.. Tsipras, when with the Thessaloniki Program, when with the Parallel Program and when with We Stay Standing I and II, he achieves nothing but staying the same. And a hug with the money tree, ultimately remains irresponsible ".