Greek PM and seven other country leaders discuss efforts to restart the economy



Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis on Wednesday took part in the third video conference between the leaders of countries that addressed the first wave of the pandemic successfully, carrying out a first assessment of the efforts to restart the economy.

The eight leaders, whose countries are in the same stage of lifting lockdown, underlined that the results from the first weeks of resuming economic operations are good, as the number of new infections is low.

They also reported no epidemiological outbreak, despite the fact that the virus has not been eliminated, and an equally encouraging picture from the reopening of schools.

Those participating in the conference call included Austrian Chancellor Sebastian Kurz, Danish Prime Minister Mette Frederiksen, Norwegian Prime Minister Erna Solberg, Prime Minister of the Czech Republic Andrej Babis, Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison, New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.

However, they also noted that the good epidemiological picture should not lead to a relaxation in terms of protection measures.

Mitsotakis briefed his counterparts on the Greek government's plan to allow a resumption of flights to Athens for visitors from countries with similar epidemiological data on June 15.