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  • Writer's pictureElena K.

Lunch with the Greek Prime Minister

Updated: Mar 8, 2020

In a room full of crystals, grandiose chandeliers, and embroidered tablecloths, the Greek-American Community welcomed words of hope for a better future.

Today I got the honor to have lunch with the Greek Prime Minister, Kyriakos Mitsotakis. He gave his remarks at the Willard Intercontinental in Washington, D.C. The reception was well-attended by many respected members of the Greek and American political space.

Despite the slow recovery that Greece has made since the economic crisis started, Greek people are still struggling. While it’ll take some years to develop a strong economy and bring back pride to the Greek people, small improvements have already made a big difference.

Finally, Greeks abroad will be able to vote. This action is a recognition of the importance of giving people the right to vote and the right to choose their government no matter where they are located. It is a symbol of the power of democracy that was born in Greece.

Economically, Mitsotakis aims to bring more foreign direct investment in Greece. Two American companies have already bid for the casino at Elliniko.

“I can assure you the change is real,” Mitsotakis said.

At last, being part of this important event and hearing as well as observing people in power work has helped me expand my knowledge and critical thinking. It has also challenged me to step outside my box.

Disclaimer: This blog is not meant to advocate for a specific party or convince anyone to support a specific party.


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