Labour issues debated by political parties in Greek parliament

The Greek PM said his government was supporting private investment

“We believe in producing new wealth that everyone will share. We do not believe that temporary relief benefits are the solution to the problems of social inequality. The best social policy is to create a lot of good new jobs,” Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis said in a speech to parliament on government policy on labour issues.

“There is no strong country without strong businesses. But there can be no prosperous businesses without satisfied workers. This was also the Truth Agreement we signed with the business world during the pre-election period. I have made it clear that we are reducing taxes, simplifying the licensing environment, facilitating businesses as far as it regards liquidity, and businesses in turn have an obligation to invest in our country and primarily take care of their employees. This Truth Agreement is strictly observed in the seven months that we are in government ” he added.

The debate started at 10.00, in Parliament, at the level of political leaders at the request of Prime Minister to the President of Parliament, pursuant to Rule 142A of the Rules of Procedure. It was considered necessary, as two timely questions had been submitted to the Prime Minister on labour issues by main opposition SYRIZA leader Alexis Tsipras and KKE Secretary General Dimitris Koutsoumbas.