New Democracy (ND) opposition leader Kyriakos Mitsotakis starts a two-day visit to Strasbourg today where he will meet with European Union officials in a series of meetings. The visit coincides with the plenary session of the European Parliament.
Mitsotakis aims to outline his party’s vision for rebuilding the economy. ND currently hold a double-digit lead over the Marxist SYRIZA-led government, a government that is so deluded and incompetent that it is putting the recovery at risk by stalling potential investment projects because of their deluded ideologies.
He is scheduled to meet with Manfred Weber, chairman of the EPP Group in the EU assembly, and other leading EPP officials, as well as with European Parliament President Antonio Tajani.
Speaking to POLITICO’s Ryan Heath, Mitsotakis stressed the need for many changes should he become prime minister at the next general election: “There’s an issue of seriousness competence, professionalism in governance and government,” he said, adding that he wanted “a smaller and more efficient” administration. “I want to streamline public spending. I want to cut taxes. I want to make Greece an attractive investment destination. We paid a very heavy bill for experimenting with Mr Tsipras,” he said.