Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis, speaks through the first assembly of the brand new cupboard within the parliament constructing in Athens, Greece July 10, 2019. REUTERS/Costas Baltas
ATHENS (Reuters) – The Greek authorities will submit a invoice to parliament within the coming weeks to chop taxes, newly elected Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis mentioned at his first cupboard assembly on Wednesday.
The brand new parliament will likely be sworn in subsequent week following Sunday’s election, which was received by Mitsotakis’ conservative New Democracy celebration.
New Democracy has pledged a collection of tax cuts, together with a discount in company and revenue tax. On Wednesday Mitsotakis didn’t specify which tax reforms the brand new invoice would comprise.
Mitsotakis, who has changed leftist Alexis Tsipras as prime minister, additionally gave his cupboard an inventory of priorities as much as December as a part of a authorities motion plan, urging them to hurry up the implementation.
“I would be the first to be evaluated by the folks,” he advised his cupboard, which incorporates 50 ministers and deputy ministers, amongst them 5 ladies.
Ministers got strict directions to keep away from potential conflicts of curiosity, together with a ban on hiring first or second-degree kin and on holding down another job.
“The federal government ought to work like a well-tuned machine,” Mitsotakis mentioned.
Regardless of profitable a snug parliamentary majority, the federal government ought to nonetheless search alliances and cooperation with different political events, the prime minister added.
“We need to construct bridges, not elevate partitions,” he mentioned.
Reporting by Renee Maltezou and Michele Kambas; Writing by Foo Yun Chee; Modifying by Gareth Jones