Delphi Economic Forum begins today in Athens

Delphi Economic Forum

Greek President Katerina Sakellaropoulou inaugurated the 6th Delphi Economic Forum at 11:00 local time on Monday.

This was followed by an introductory speech that followed addresses from the presidents of Estonia and Slovakia, Archbishop of Athens and All Greece Ieronymos, European Commission Vice President for Promoting Our European Way of Life Margaritis Schinas.

The forum will run until May 15.

More than 1,000 guest speakers from 42 countries will take part in discussions held at the forum, which are divided into 10 broad themes, either attending physically at specially equipped studios at Zappion or online.

The programme on Monday includes the joint participation of Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis and Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sánchez at 16:30 in a discussion with Politico journalist Florian Eder.

Talks on Monday will be on shipping, the blue economy, health, history, culture, the pandemic, the bicentennial since the Greek Revolution of 1821, European Neighbourhood Policy, transatlantic relations and the European economy.

Other heads of state and government scheduled to speak during the six-day forum include:

  • Slovenian Prime Minister Janez Janša,
  • Montenegrin Prime Minister Zdravko Krivokapić,
  • North Macedonia’s Prime Minister Zoran Zaev and,
  • the Chairman of the Presidency of Bosnia and Herzegovina, Milorad Dodik.

Also due to speak are former Greek premier Alexis Tsipras, former Greek president Prokopios Pavlopoulos and former UK prime minister Tony Blair.

The full programme can be viewed on the DEF website and the events can be viewed online without charge by registering.

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