A debate must begin on how to redesign the EU’s economy as the system designed after WWII has reached its limit.
Europe is an economic superpower and it cannot afford to disregard it citizens who are facing major trials. It matters little whether they speak Greek, Italian, or German.
It is not easy at difficult moments to be magnanimous. Yet it is at such times that generosity characterises great leadership, as did the perceptiveness and moral leadership of Chancellor Angela Merkel during the refugee crisis of 2015.
We therefore propose that we work together quickly to ensure sufficient liquidity in all European Union countries, so that jobs do not depend on the whims of speculators.
The wealthy states of Northern Europe and especially Germany, the Netherlands, and Finland continue to stubbornly refuse to adopt bold economic measures in the midst of a deadly pandemic.
There is a pressing need for certain EU leaders to understand that now is not the time for strict economic discipline. This is an hour when the welfare of human beings must come first.
At a time when Europe is being racked by a pandemic and multi-nationals are announcing the suspension of part of their activity it cannot afford to leave millions of workers to their own devices.
President Sakellaropoulou's message to Turkey is that it has exploited refugees and has adressed Greece with unseemly language, which undermines the mores of international relations and any sense of diplomacy.
'Despite the continuous assurances of my Turkish counterpart that Turkey is honouring its commitments from the Joint Statement of 2016, Ankara is brazenly violating it not only proclaiming that the borders are open, but also helping thousands of unsuspecting people to reach our land or sea borders,' the Greek foreign minister said.
Mitsotakis called for the enforcement of the EU-Turkey statement that lays out Ankara's and the EU's obligations and said EU solidarity must been taken seriously.
It must relieve the burden on the islands by transporting migrants elsewhere while preparing local societies on the mainland to accept this eventuality.