Mitsotakis spoke at the opening of the International Thessaloniki Fair, where the Prime Minister traditionally evaluates the previous year and announces the economic plan for the next year.
Arguing that Athens carried out an active diplomacy and increased its defense power against the national problems encountered last year, Prime Minister Mitsotakis reminded that he announced that 18 Rafale-type fighter jets will be purchased last year, and noted that this number will increase to 24 in the near future.
Support for young people from Miçotakis
While Prime Minister Mitsotakis announced policies aimed at reviving the economy, such as tax reduction, promotion of youth employment, and support to the public against rising energy prices, at the fair, which was held for the 85th time this year, young people took the first place in the hall where the speech was made, instead of politicians.
Miçotakis also announced the government program to increase youth employment, noting that the youth are the generation that has faced many problems such as the economic crisis, the new type of coronavirus (Covid-19) epidemic and natural disasters in the last ten years.
Financial support for young people at first employment
He announced that a total of 1200 Euros of support will be given for 6 months, 600 Euros to employers and 600 Euros to young people, if they are employed by the private sector, provided that young people who have no previous work experience are not older than 29.
Free internet promise to vaccinated youth
Miçotakis promised 50 GB of free internet to young people aged 15-17, if they were vaccinated against Covid-19, and stated that private communication tax would also be reduced.
Tax cuts to stimulate the economy
Greek Prime Minister stated that government support will be given as a solution to the problems that arise due to the increase in energy costs.
Promising a reduction in taxes, Miçotakis stated that new investments will also be made in the fields of health, education and transportation.
Economics program in the traditional keynote
The International Thessaloniki Fair, the first of which was held in 1926, is held in Thessaloniki every September.
The Prime Minister, who traditionally gives the opening speech of the fair, explains the steps to be taken for the next year, especially in the field of economy, while evaluating the previous year.
Protesters clashed with police on the streets of Thessaloniki
On the opening day of the fair, protesters on the streets of the city clashed with the police.
Labor and civil servant unions, health workers, anti-vaccine and left groups outside the parliament participated in the action where the government’s economic policies, the changes envisaged in the labor law and the necessity of vaccination for health workers were protested.
In the action, the protesters threw stones and Molotov cocktails at the police, while the police dispersed the demonstrators with tear gas and water cannon.
. (HAS) is published on the Anadolu Agency website, in summary. ..