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Mitsotakis announces postal voting

Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis began Thursday's cabinet meeting with a reference to the importance of the reforms already set in motion."These actively reply to those who doubt either our dedication to these or the speed at which the government generates its work," he said.

Among others, he announced the introduction of a postal vote for anyone who wishes to use it, within and outside Greece, saying this was another important step forward following the changes that allowed Greeks abroad to participate in elections from their place of residence. Mitsotakis described this as a "historic breakthrough" and a bold reform, which will serve as a strong response to voter abstention and inertia.

He also spoke of the very important changes in justice, currently undergoing a period of public consultation, "the spearhead of which are the acceleration of decisions by establishing one and only postponement of trials and changing the regime as regards suspensions, so that sentences are finally served."

He also referred to the new status for borrowers which is being discussed and will put to a vote by Monday, as well as talking of the government's efforts to raise tax consciousness, while making a commitment to direct any additional revenues from reducing tax evasion to education and health and for the support of the most vulnerable.

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Within the context of the 24th Annual Capital Link Invest in Greece Forum “Sustaining Growth & Investment Momentum,” the New York Stock Exchange in cooperation with Capital Link organized for yet another year, a special ceremony, in honor of Greece, titled “GREEK AMERICAN ISSUER DAY” at the New York Stock Exchange.

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Greek-American Community Honors Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis

Leadership of the national Greek-American community paid tribute to the Prime Minister of the Hellenic Republic Kyriakos Mitsotakis and his wife Mareva Grabowski Mitsotaki at a luncheon at the Loeb Boathouse in Central Park on September 21. Mitsotakis was in New York for the annual meeting of the United Nations General Assembly.

To see video of the Prime Minister's remarks, as filmed and produced by Dimitri Panagos, click here.
The gathering was co-hosted by (in alphabetical order): AHEPAAmerican Hellenic Institute (AHI); Atlantic BankFederation of Cypriot American Organizations (FCAO); Federation of Hellenic-American Societies of PhiladelphiaHellenic American Chamber of CommerceHellenic American Leadership Council (HALC); The Hellenic Initiative (THI); Hellenic Lawyers Association of New YorkHellenic Medical Society of New YorkPSEKA – The International Coord. Committee – Justice for CyprusLeadership 100Order of Saint Andrew - Archons of the Ecumenical Patriarchate; and the Washington Oxi Day Foundation.
George Marcus, philanthropist and Chairman of Marcus & Millichap, flew in from Palo Alto, CA to introduce the Prime Minster. Greek Orthodox Archbishop of America, His Eminence Archbishop Elpidophorosdelivered opening remarks and the invocation as well as the benediction. Mike Manatos, Executive Director of the Washington Oxi Day Foundation, served as the Master of Ceremonies.
Other honored guests in attendance included: Foreign Minister of Cyprus Ioannis Kasoulides; American Jewish Committee CEO David Harris, numerous Ambassadors and other diplomats from Greece and Cyprus, as well as many of the national Greek-American community’s most accomplished. Foreign Minister of Greece Nikos Dendias, who was scheduled to attend, was pulled away at the last moment to attend another important meeting on the sidelines of the UNGA.
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