Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis’ meeting with the Chancellor of Germany Olaf Scholz

Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis met today, in Berlin, with the Chancellor of Germany, Olaf Scholz.

During the meeting, they discussed the whole spectrum of bilateral relations, as well as issues of European interest.

The Prime Minister stressed the positive performance of the Greek economy and referred to the reforms that offer incentives to attract investment.

Regarding energy cooperation, Kyriakos Mitsotakis underlined the role that Greece can play as a hub for the transfer of “green” energy to southern Germany, as well as an energy bridge between the Middle East and Egypt and Europe.

Regarding migration, a European issue that requires a European response, the issue of secondary flows to Germany was discussed, among others. There was an exchange of ideas on integration policies that could be mutually beneficial for Greece and Germany. The two sides agreed to keep in touch on this issue.

During the meeting they also discussed issues on the European agenda, such as the debate on the revision of the EU’s Multiannual Financial Framework. The Prime Minister reiterated Greece’s position that the right balance must be found and additional resources must be secured for migration and natural disasters.

With regard to EU enlargement, and in particular the accession perspective of the Western Balkans, the Prime Minister reiterated that Greece supports their European perspective, but stressed that this depends on the performance of the candidate countries themselves, including respect for the rule of law.

The two leaders also exchanged views on international and regional issues, focusing on the situation in the Middle East, the latest developments in Ukraine and the Eastern Mediterranean, as well as on the Cyprus issue. The Prime Minister also briefed the Chancellor on the latest contacts between the Greek and the Turkish side.