"The progressive governance requires transformative leadership. This is the challenge in today’s Europe and Greece is leading the way," Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis said in an article to the annual edition of Our World magazine released on Thursday.
Mitsotakis, who is the honoured personality of the 10th edition of the annual magazine which is published by the newspaper New Europe, refers to the first signs of the Greek economy's recovery and made a special reference to the multidimensional EU agenda on "green growth".
"After a decade of crisis that brought pain and despair, my country has emerged as a positive force, full of potential, and has become the example many look to. We have taken leaps forward since Greece was looked upon merely as a political risk. What happened in the past ten years was, in many respects, driven by populism and clientelism. But after having stared directly into the abyss, the Greek people experienced a catharsis and turned their back on extremes," the Greek prime minister said.
He also underlined: "There is a lot to be done. We should not mistake a clear view for a short distance – nor should we underestimate the growing complexities making today’s world inherently unpredictable. Yet, only by tackling the challenges of today can we aspire to a better future. I am a firm believer in the European Union; it is the ark that can deliver this better future for us all."