Gov't official Skertsos calls for 'new social contract', particularly with youth

Gov't official Skertsos calls for 'new social contract', particularly with youth

A new social contract will be necessary to manage the end of the coronavirus pandemic, Deputy Minister to the Prime Minister Akis Skertsos said in an interview to 'Kathimerini' circulating Saturday, and is currently under consideration.

Skertsos expressed the cretainty that "this summer will be much more free and optimistic than the last one" and said that "our lives will return to normalcy as of September."

Specifically, he said that under current vaccine orders 50 pct of the Greek population will be vaccinated by the end of the first half of the year, reaching 70 pct ot 80 pct by the end of August. "Therefore, we shall see a permanent lifting of restrictive measures in the economy in May," he noted.

He also made special mention of younger people in Greece today, whom he described as "systematically lost by the choices that have taken place the last few decades, made worse by the pandemic."

Skertsos called on them to avoid resorting to violence, fanaticism, polarisation and hate, and called for "a new vocabulary as a society" to speak with a younger generation that demands better jobs, more opportunities and meritocracy, among others.

 

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