Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis committed to deep structural reforms in Greece that will extend further than those implemented during the years of the economic crisis, he said at a press conference with German Chancellor Angela Merkel in Berlin on Thursday. "Changes in the economy will be made by us because they concern us," Mitsotakis said, adding however that "we want Germany's help." He announced an extensive and joint investment program between Greece and Germany, calling it "an ambitious investment plan related to energy, green technology, renewable energy sources and waste management" that addresses concerns over climate change.
At the same time, he said, the two countries had outlined a roadmap of economic cooperation. "I want to change the framework of Greek-German relations," Mitsotakis stressed, adding: "We are preparing with Germany a green development plan which we will present with the Chancellor in December."
He emphasized that related to the plan are the dramatic moves to restructure the Public Power Corporation (PPC), the country's electricity utility, and that sustainable development will be discussed at an open conference in January.
Mitsotakis that Greece wants German investment and to change the narrative about the country as it is "no longer a problematic country."