Greek PM outlines new government’s priorities

Supporters of Greece's conservative New Democracy party celebrate the party's victory in elections in Athens, Greece, on June 25, 2023. (PHOTO / XINHUA)

ATHENS – Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis outlined the priorities of the new government at the first cabinet meeting on Wednesday.

"Our four general directions (are) better wages, a better public health system, a better state, a better life in a strong Greece," he said, according to Greek national broadcaster ERT.

"Without a fast-growing economy, there is no prosperous society, and growth is also the solution to combat the greatest social injustice, which is none other than unemployment," he added.

During the next four years the government is aiming for at least 120 reforms, the prime minister said.

On Sunday evening, after his conservative New Democracy party won the general elections, he promised more reforms at a faster pace during his second term in office.

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The new cabinet was sworn in on Tuesday. The new parliament convenes next Monday and the vote of confidence in the government is scheduled for July 7.