Kyriakos Mitsotakis, as well as other European Center right-wing leaders, found themselves in Helsinki at a conference of the European People's Party (EPP) that marked Manfred Weber as a candidate for the European elections in 2019. Today, the German politician is the head of the KO. EPP in the European Parliament.
Unpredictable, depending on the result of the ballot and the post-electoral force, could be the successor to Jean-Claude Juncker as part of the European Commission's presidency. Kyriakos Mitsotakis characterizes Manfred Weber as a "personal friend" and praises his praise: "I very much appreciated his political path to the European Parliament, where he demonstrated great potential for building a broader consensus while remaining true to the core values of the center of law. I believe he is the right person to lead the European Commission in this critical situation. "
Many believe that the German politician will have both a fragile and a historic mission: to regain the votes of the Far Law without, however, overturning the liberal tradition of the center-right. How can this balance be achieved? Kyriakos Mitsotakis believes that the course of ND within borders can be a model of "sister parties" across Europe. "NR settlement with the challenges of the times, through a courageous recovery process, has mastered and managed to broaden its electoral and political appeal by boldly moving to the political center without betraying its core values and basic convictions, in other words – more specifically – speaking on the need to provide our citizens with security, a prerequisite for democracy and prosperity, and at the same time to propose policy solutions that give less privilege to more opportunities through a deeply liberal approach to the economy, I do not think these ideas are incompatible. "
Where do new jobs come from?
In his speech on the economy and the creation of new jobs, the President of the ND highlighted the importance of a single European market, highlighting the need to bridge the gap between research and production. At the same time, however, he expressed his concern about the changes in the labor market under the "Fourth Industrial Revolution". Where will the future jobs come from a changing world? "Everyone who tells you that he has an answer to this question does not tell you the truth," says Kyriakos Mitsotakis of Deutsche Welle. "We face the technological revolution that the planet does not have to experience again in terms of speed and intensity.
Traditional labor relations will be tested and in the future we will face many challenges with jobs that practically cease to exist. At the same time new professions will be created. We do not know exactly where this balance would end. What we know is that on the one hand we have to equip our young generation, the children in college now studying at colleges, with the skills they need to react to the world in 2030 and not to the world of 2018 A at the same time, we must allow today's workers who feel threatened by this technological transformation to adapt. To acquire new skills and to realize that they are very likely to be unable to get a pension from the same job they started working with "
Speaking at the EPP conference on the role of the state, the ND chairman said he was "much bigger than he should be." But what would be the solution? "" Short-term redundancies in the state "In all tones, I said that no redundancies would be made in the state," he stresses. "But at the same time, we will not tolerate the unwarranted expansion of the state through new armies, which are not necessary today, providing very specific customer criteria and keeping SYRIZA's very conscious strategy … SYRIZA is also unfair to the people it accepts today, that he hires them under a fixed-term contract and promises them a permanent settlement, which in itself perceives that it is constitutionally very difficult. I insist that our state is not necessarily smaller but certainly more effective. "
"No" to an agreement with the president
Last but not least, the difficult political atmosphere of this time is an agreement with the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia. In recent years NR. supports the agreement with a neighboring country "with a complex name and geographical definition against everyone (erga omnes)". However, he said he would not ratify the agreement in Parliament. Does that mean that he does not want a complex name or that he rejects this particular complex name? "Our big problem with this deal is that the combination of the agreements stimulates" Macedonian "irresponsibility," says ND President. in Deutsche Welle.
"It is not just a name: first, I address the issues of language and the Macedonian ethnicity that was formally recognized for the first time in the history of negotiations with the neighboring country, governed by Rubikon and Mr. Tsipras, recognition of the Macedonian ethnicity as stipulated in the agreement is too problematic for us The ND will not ratify this agreement as regards the vote in the Greek Parliament, and will not ratify it if, for whatever reason, the government falls before the elections and the agreement comes to ratification after the elections. "