New Democracy leader Kyriakos Mitsotakis said his party will support healthy entrepreneurship but will not tolerate shady practices by businesspeople.

?There’s no doubt which party trully supports entrepreneurship. Therefore, [which party] is close to employees. Because I do not draw a clear line [between the two]. Healthy businesses mean happy employees,? he said during a meeting with the chair of the Union of Hellenic Chambers of Commerce.

?We will be strict on any deviations from what we define as healthy entrepreneurship. We will start, however, from the 'big fish'. I said it yesterday to the representatives of the Hellenic Banking Association and I want to repeat it: We are not going to show any tolerance to companies that go bankrupt and shareholders who have their money abroad and tour the Aegean with their yachts. I want to be absolutely clear, because short reckonings make long friends,? he said.

Mitsotakis said his party views the Chambers as their allies in its efforts.

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Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras welcomed French President Emmanuel Macron at the Maximos Mansion on Thursday, noting the significance of his visit for the deepening of Greek-French relations and for the opportunity to discuss about the future of Europe.

?I believe we couldn’t have selected a more symbolic place than the Pnyx, where democracy took its first steps, to present our visions for the necessary changes, the brave decisions we must take to make Europe more attractive to our generation and the generations to come,? Tsipras said.

?I believe that your visit today can be an important milestone both for Greek-French relations, which have traditionally been close, but also for the necessary changes that we need in order for Europe to permanently emerge from today's crisis. Let’s not forget, the Greek crisis was simultaneously a European crisis. Therefore, Greece’s exit from the crisis will also mark the final end of the crisis in Europe,? he added.

Tsipras commented on the victims of Hurricane Irma, saying that everyone’s thoughts are with them, and expressed hope that the French president will have a productive visit, during which the two sides will be able to achieve their goals. ?You, in particular, the goals you’ve set for your tenure as President of France [?] and the important goals for the recovery of the European idea, an exit from the crisis and Europe’s rebirth,? he said.

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After the reforms and the huge efforts of the Greek people, Europe must talk about an exit from the crisis, French President Emmanuel Macron said on Thursday, in a brief dialogue with Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras before the press.

Macron said that, for him, Greece ?is something very important.? The French leader commented again on the destruction caused by Hurricane Irma to the country’s Caribbean island territories of Saint Martin and Saint Barthelemy, adding he will visit them as soon as weather conditions permit.

He also stressed that these natural disasters have a cause, which is none other than climate change and that countries ?must tackle this.?

French President Emmanuel Macron's meeting with Greek President Prokopios Pavlopoulos concluded on Thursday afternoon. The French president is currently meeting with Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras at the Maximos mansion.
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