One of her strongest men Commission and an old acquaintance of Athens, its executive vice president THE, Valdis Dobrovskis will be found today (8/4) and tomorrow at Hellas and will have contacts with many government officials and the Prime Minister, Kyriako Mitsotaki.
At 11 a.m., Mr Dobrowski will cross the threshold Megaros Maximos to meet with the Prime Minister, followed by a joint press conference.
The former Latvian Prime Minister, the man who has been in this key position of the Commission for many years will discuss with Kyriakos Mitsotakis both the implementation of the Recovery and Resilience Mechanism and the role of our country in the pan-European effort to provide assistance to the citizens of Ukraine who are leaving their country to escape the Russian invasion.
Greece is betting a lot on the Recovery and Durability Mechanism. This is a kind of “fund” with almost 724 diσ. euro, created due to the pandemic and its purpose is to support the reforms and investments undertaken by the Member States. In other words, it was created to mitigate the economic and social ills of the coronavirus pandemic and to make European economies and societies more sustainable, resilient and better prepared for the challenges of digital transition as well as employment and the private sector. investment.
This includes National Recovery and Resilience Plan “Greece 2.0” which was approved in July 2021 by Ecofin. It is reminded that “Greece 2.0” includes 106 investments and 68 reforms.
And at this juncture, with the energy crisis being added to that of the pandemic, the importance of progress in implementing this plan becomes even greater.
It is usually a common finding within the Commission that the war in Ukraine will significantly slow down economic growth in 2022.
Valdis Dobrovskis, after the meeting he will have with the Prime Minister who will see top government ministers.
He will be received by the Minister of Finance Christos Staikoura and in fact a joint press conference will follow.
He will then meet with the Foreign Minister Nikos Dendia and then the Minister of Climate Crisis and Civil Protection Christos Stylianidis.
Tomorrow, Saturday he will be in Delphi, where he will meet with the Governor of the Bank of Greece Giannis Stournara and will participate in Delphi Economic Forum.