Greece’s position is to support the EU perspective of the Western Balkans subject to conditions

Government spokesperson Pavlos Marinakis on Thursday underlined that support for the European perspective of the Western Balkans has been Greece’s fixed position, while referring to the prime minister’s participation in the EU-Western Balkans Summit and the European Council in Brussels.

“Greece’s unchanging position is to support the European perspective of the Western Balkans as an investment in the stability, development and prosperity of the region, as long as the candidate countries fulfill the required conditions and implement the required reforms. Regarding funding and the discussion on the mid-term review of the multi-annual financial framework 2021-2027, Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis has underlined the need to provide increased resources to the European budget for migration, which is such a critical issue concerning the entire EU, especially frontline countries. The prime minister is also calling for enhanced resources to deal with natural disasters,” Marinakis underlined.

The spokesperson also referred to the ongoing debate in Parliament on the 2024 state budget. “Greece today has the third-highest growth rate in the eurozone, we are third in the EU in terms of investment growth while we have reached a 20-year record in direct foreign investments.”

“Our exports reached a record 49% and public debt as a percentage of GDP is falling at a rapid pace.” He underlined that “the positive news for the Greek economy translates into initiatives and interventions that will reach the pockets of all Greek citizens.”