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April 19, 2019
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New Democracy will win all the elections, Spyraki says

Main opposition New Democracy (ND) spokeswoman Maria Spyraki referred to ND leader Kyriakos Mitsotakis’ tour of Thrace during the press briefing on Monday.

She referred to the Muslim minority in Thrace, underlining Mitsotakis’ announcement for the creation of a Muslim council to the Prime Minister and the creation of a bilingual school in order for the children to learn Greek and Turkish and ensure that all Greek children to have equal opportunities.

Asked about the European elections, Spyraki said that ND will win all the elections and that Mitsotakis has made clear that the European elections will be a decisive contest as they will be the first ballots in nearly four years and the citizens will express themselves on who they want to govern the country.

On Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras’ upcoming visit to North Macedonia, Spyraki said the Prespes Agreement was already giving rise to problems for Greek enterprises. As an example, she noted that “the wines of Macedonia faced unfair competition practices, despite the fact that Macedonian wine is certified as product of geographical indication”. She also revealed that ND had evidence of the rejection of a product described as “Macedonian” by China because it did not have North Macedonia’s permission, dated February 23, 2019.

Finally, she announced that Mitsotakis will be in Brussels on Wednesday to participate in a debate with Greeks residing in Belgium and on Thursday he will take part in the European Peoples Party Summit. On Saturday, the ND leader will be on Corfu and on the March 25 holiday for Greece’s War of Independence, he will be on the island of Limnos to attend the parade.

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