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Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis on Greece's Economic Comeback

Join Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis for a conversation on Greece’s remarkable success in rebounding its economy and the challenges that lie ahead for the nation.
Kyriakos Mitsotakis
Ivo H. Daalder
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Greece’s economy is on the rebound. Once at the center of the European debt crisis, Greece’s economy is growing at twice the eurozone average, its unemployment rate is down, wages and pensions have risen, and the country is even paying back its bailout loans ahead of schedule. Now several months into his second term, Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis has overseen many of the structural reforms and austerity measures that have contributed to Greece’s economic turnaround. The Mitsotakis government has also made Greece a key ally for the United States on several fronts – from supporting Ukraine, to energy diplomacy, to stabilizing the Western Balkans and Eastern Mediterranean.

Join the Council for a conversation with Prime Minister Mitsotakis as he discusses Greece’s recent successes and the challenges that lie ahead. 

About the Speakers
Prime Minister of Greece
Photo of Kyriakos Mitsotakis
Kyriakos Mitsotakis was sworn in as Prime Minister of Greece in July 2019 and reelected in June 2023. He has been the president of the New Democracy party since January 2016.
Photo of Kyriakos Mitsotakis
CEO, Chicago Council on Global Affairs
Headshot of Ivo H. Daalder
Ivo H. Daalder served as the US ambassador to NATO from 2009 to 2013. He joined the Council as president in 2013 and took on the new role of CEO in 2023. Previously, he was a senior fellow in foreign policy studies at the Brookings Institution and served as director for European affairs on President Bill Clinton’s National Security Council. He is the author or editor of 10 books.
Headshot of Ivo H. Daalder