- Title: New Greek PM Mitsotakis greets Merkel on first Berlin visit
- Date: 29th August 2019
- Summary: CONDUCTOR MITSOTAKIS AND MERKEL SEATED VARIOUS OF BAND PLAYING MITSOTAKIS AND MERKEL WALKING TROMBONE PLAYERS MITSOTAKIS AND MERKEL LEAVING
- Embargoed: 12th September 2019 12:46
- Keywords: new Greek prime minister New Democracy Mitsotakis Merkel German chancellery military honours
- Location: BERLIN, GERMANY
- City: BERLIN, GERMANY
- Country: Germany
- Topics: Diplomacy/Foreign Policy,Government/Politics
- Reuters ID: LVA002AU9STAF
- Aspect Ratio: 16:9
- Story Text: Greece's new Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis arrived in Berlin on Thursday (August 29) to meet with the German chancellor.
Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis's New Democracy party won a landslide election on July 7, on pledges to cut taxes and boost growth in an economy which shrank by a quarter during a protracted debt crisis.
Mitsotakis has promised to reduce property, income and corporate taxation, and carry out reforms on public administration to remove bureaucratic hurdles for investments.
In a news conference following the military honours, Mitsotakis announced he wants to draw up a major investment programme with Germany, especially focused on climate protection.
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