Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis’ meeting with the European Commissioner for the Internal Market, Thierry Breton

Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis met with the EU Commissioner for the Internal Market, Thierry Breton, at Maximos Mansion.

During the meeting, they discussed issues of competitiveness of the European economy, the Single Market and European industrial policy, with emphasis on defence.

The Prime Minister reiterated that the Single Market does not only concern businesses, but also consumers, stressing that it must operate with more competition and transparency for the benefit of consumers.

Kyriakos Mitsotakis elaborated on the proposal, which has been formulated in his letter to European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen, for the adoption of legislation, at the level of the European Union, to effectively address the policy of Territorial Supply Constraints.

He stressed that in a single market it is not acceptable to sell similar or identical products at different prices, depending on the size of the market, to the detriment of consumers.

They also discussed the European defence strategy and the need to strengthen and finance the European defence industry and production in order for the EU to reduce its dependence on other systems.

The Prime Minister underlined the need for joint European initiatives in European defence and reiterated the proposal he has submitted, together with Polish Prime Minister Donald Tusk, in a letter to the President of the European Commission, for the creation of a European air defence shield to be funded with European resources.

The meeting was attended on behalf of the Greek government, by the Minister of State Akis Skertsos, the Head of the Prime Minister’s Economic Office Alexis Patelis, the Advisor to the Prime Minister for Global Affairs and Strategic Communications, Aristotelia Peloni and Photis Bourloyannis-Tsangaridis, Deputy Director of the Diplomatic Cabinet of the Prime Minister.