There is no point in bridging the gap between central and local government unless this is to improve citizens' daily life, said Deputy Minister to the Prime Minister Thodoris Livanios in an interview with TA NEA newspaper on Saturday.
Asked about when will a 60-70 pct of the Greek population be vaccinated, he said that this entire process, at EU level, is "a lot slower than we want", but he added that the EU bloc has ordered more than enough doses of the vaccine, according to each country's population, which covers all inoculation requirements, a fact which proves "there is EU solidarity and equality."
According to the government’s plan for the best utilization of the EU's Recovery Fund and all projected evaluations on the course of Greece's economy in the near future, "we are thus positive that Greek economy will recover soon enough, owing to the delay caused by the coronavirus pandemic."
Responding to rumors of snap national elections, Livanios underlined that the government will "see its four-year term through", and he highlighted how "citizens now feel that the state can give them what they are owed", here referring to "the tripling of intensive care units, the digital vaccination appointments and the successful handling of all recent emergencies."
The New Democracy government was elected 19 months ago on the premise -as put forth by the people- to rebuild Greece after the crisis," he pointed out.
The coronavirus pandemic, Turkey's aggression and also the migration crisis were "cataclysmic developments", he noted, yet they all provided an opportunity for the government to prove that "it can handle even the most difficult situation extremely well."