Greece's "rich experience in the field of civil protection and forest firefighting, could also be brought over to Germany," he noted.
"It's best not to listen to loose talk about renegotiating the [Recovery and Resilience Fund] with a single law and a single article," Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis said on Thursday during a meeting at the Maximos Mansion with the Vice-President of the European Commission, Margaritis Schinas.
"I want to make it clear that the method of revising the Recovery Fund is determined by the founding act of the fund itself. Consequently, no one should heed talk of the Fund's renegotiation with a single law and article because, once again, it misleads Greek public opinion and creates expectations that are fictional," Mitsotakis stated.
He also noted - referring to the National Recovery and Resilience Plan - that Greece is at the forefront of disbursements, having submitted a coherent plan whose benefits extend to all of Greek society, while he also focused on the excellent level of cooperation during the last three years with the Vice President of the European Commission, Margaritis Schinas. "I think we have achieved a lot in these three years in extremely adverse conditions," Mitsotakis stressed.
On his part, Schinas emphasised that "we are, indeed, in the 'Champions League' of the Recovery Fund" and expressed the belief that there will be good news from Brussels on this issue on Friday. Another equally important issue, he noted, was the approval earlier this week of the national plan, the Greek plan for the new CAP amounting to 13.6 billion euros, while adding that "the bottom line is that, in all of this, Greece is at the heart of European affairs and Europe is playing a leading role. I think this is the safest lesson of the three years."