Greece sees EU Presidency as an Opportunity

imgOn January 1, Greece assumed the rotational presidency of the EU, taking over from Lithuania.

Greece’s foreign minister believes the country’s EU presidency is an opportunity to present itself as a full-fledged member of the block, despite the crisis it is faced with.

“We are seeking a new narrative for Europe. We therefore have to bring back into the discussion a Europe of culture, of civilization, of history, of the rule of law, and of the welfare state”, Greek Foreign Minister Evangelos Venizelos said.

“Over the past three and a half years, Greece has made the biggest fiscal adjustment in the history of the western economy. We began back in 2009 with a 12% primary deficit, and now we have achieved a primary surplus”, he added.


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