Greek parliament sworn in as PM Mitsotakis prepares to outline new govt policies
Greece’s new parliament was sworn in on Wednesday after elections in early July. The six-party legislature will officially begin its functions after electing a speaker on Thursday.
New prime minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis will outline his government’s policies at the weekend before a vote of confidence late on Sunday. The cabinet has vowed to cut taxes, boost domestic security and tighten borders against migration.
The conservative government, which has a comfortable majority of 158 lawmakers in the 300-seat parliament, has made boosting sluggish growth a priority.
Hours after Mitsotakis’ victory, Eurozone finance ministers warned the new government to stick to Greece's strict public spending commitments.