Budget passed as PM refers to ‘Freedom’ campaign

Budget passed as PM refers to ‘Freedom’ campaign

People walk in Syntagma Square in front of the Greek Parliament, which, on Tuesday, after a five day debate, approved the 2021 budget, whose text foresees a 10.5% contraction in 2020 due to the effects of the pandemic. In his address, Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis broached a wide range of issues, and referred extensively to the vaccination program as a national endeavor that will be called "Freedom." He also revealed that the approval of the Pfizer vaccine will be quicker and that it will arrive in Greece a week earlier than thought. He spoke of "two cycles of defense." "We will wear a mask as we get the vaccine, we will wear a mask after the vaccine," he said. [Thanassis Stavrakis/AP]

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