The President of the Hellenic Republic Prokopis Pavlopoulos opened the “Concordia Europe Summit” in Athens on Tuesday saying that Greece has fully complied with all of its obligations towards its creditors and the European Union and it was now time they reciprocated.

“Greece will remain in the European Union definitively and irrevocably because it does not think of itself outside it, in the same way that Europe cannot be without Greece as a stable and integral member,” he said.

“But my country expects, especially now that it is ready to overcome the crisis, having fully complied with its obligations, the solidarity of its partners and the fulfillment of their own obligations, since the pacta sunt servanda principle is a fundamental European principle whose consistent application is a prerequisite for maintaining the credibility of the European Union,” he added.

Pavlopoulos also called for the need for the EU to progress from being a currency and economic union towards an institutional unification, by developing a federal structure based on representative democracy.

Concordia is a registered nonprofit organisation, which aims to facilitate public-private partnerships to create a more prosperous and sustainable future.  Concordia’s Leadership Council is made up of former heads of state, leaders of industry, and policy experts with practical experience at every level of government and business.

Concordia was founded in 2011 by Nick Logothetis and Matthew Swift in the midst of the 10th anniversary of 9/11 to discuss the importance of partnerships in combatting extremism. Since then, Concordia has grown towards a belief that P3s are a fundamental tool to addressing many societal challenges. Concordia recognizes that cross-sector collaboration offers effective solutions.

 

GCT Team

This article was researched and written by a GCT team member.

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