Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis met with the Vice-President of the European Commission Věra Jourová

(Dimitris Papamitsos / Greek Prime Minister's Office)

Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis met in the afternoon, at Maximos Mansion, with the Vice-President of the European Commission for Values ​​and Transparency, Věra Jourová.

During the meeting, the Prime Minister stressed Greece’s firm commitment to defend basic European values ​​at the national, EU and international level and to engage in close cooperation with the European Commission and the European Parliament.

Kyriakos Mitsotakis reiterated Greece’s continued support for the independence, integrity and territorial sovereignty of Ukraine, against the Russian invasion.

The Prime Minister informed the Vice-President of the European Commission about the government’s initiatives to establish additional checks on the operation of the security services.

Kyriakos Mitsotakis also saluted the European Media Freedom Act, a new set of rules proposed by the European Commission for the protection of media pluralism and independence in the European Union. He pointed out that the establishment of a single context will constitute, henceforth, the safest and most objective criterion for the level of pluralism and plurality in every member state.

He also informed Ms Jourová that many of the provisions of the European Media Freedom Act are either part of the Greek legislation already or they have been included in the bill for the “Enhancement of Publicity and Transparency in the Printed and Electronic Press”.

The meeting was attended, from the government’s side, by the Minister of State George Gerapetritis and the Deputy Minister to the Prime Minister and Government Spokesman Ioannis Oikonomou.