Mitsotakis says he wants Greece to become exporter of green energy

Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis on Thursday said he hoped Greece would become an exporter of green energy “in the medium-term” at a round table discussion on the topic ‘European Green Deal, Anyone?’ at the World Economic Forum in Davos. 

“We hope that, in the medium term, Greece will become an exporter of green energy, there is great interest for investments in this sector… Choosing natural gas as a transitional fuel, our country has been rendered an energy supplier by the countries of the Balkans up to Ukraine through building strong interconnections. In the sector of interconnections there must be investments. Also important is the interconnection with Africa. We are already in talks with Egypt on a project of high European interest,” he said.

He also insisted that the EU must strike a balance as regards its economy’s competitiveness and the relevant rules, noting that there are countries that have the fiscal strength to support their enterprises and others that do not.

“If you want the people’s support for green energy you must find mutually beneficial solutions, as we did on the small islands of our country, where we explained the advantages of electricity to the inhabitants,” he said.

The annual meeting of the World Economic Forum is taking place in Davos from Jan. 15 until Jan. 19, 2024.

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