Greece and India aim for increased cooperation
India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi visited his Greek counterpart Kyriakos Mitsotakis in Athens on Friday, marking the first visit to the country by an Indian Prime Minister in 40 years. The two countries have now announced plans to strengthen bilateral relations in the fields of defence, security, infrastructure, agriculture, education, and technology, as well as to double the trade volume between the two nations by 2030.
Be faster than the others
Ta Nea calls for swift cooperation with India to address labour shortages in Greece:
“This encompasses everything from ordinary workers and craftspeople to entire businesses in specific sectors. A country with our characteristics partially meets its internal needs through imports from abroad. Since we have been unable to find labour in the places where we have traditionally sought it, we must search elsewhere. And since we are not the only ones searching, we must be faster than the competition.”
Europe can’t sidestep India
In the Greek edition of Le Monde diplomatique, politician and entrepreneur Vassilios Rokos of the Hellenic-Indian Chamber of Commerce stresses:
“Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s visit to Greece provides an opportunity to assess India’s position in the world and, specifically, its relations with the EU. India’s future course will have significant repercussions on the EU’s ability to achieve its global economic, political, and climate policy objectives. ... India is already the fifth-largest economy in the world and is poised to surpass Germany and Japan in the next decade to rank third behind the US and China. It is a pivotal partner for realising some of Europe’s strategic priorities.”