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ND leader named among Europe’s young reformist forces by Brussels weekly

ND leader named among Europe’s young reformist forces by Brussels weekly

New Democracy leader Kyriakos Mitsotakis was named in an article in the Brussels-based weekly Politico as being among three young reformists who may shift the tide in the European Union.

In his article “Europe’s reformist revival,” Dalibor Rohac, a research fellow at the American Enterprise Institute, lists 48-year-old Mitsotakis as one of Europe’s “young gun politicians,” along with Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi, 41, and French Labor Minister Myriam El-Khomri, 38.

“Mitsotakis understands well that Greece’s woes are largely self-inflicted,” Rohac writes of the recently elected leader of the conservative party and former administrative reform minister. “In addition to his background in business – he worked for Chase Manhattan and McKinsey in London – Mitsotakis can claim credit for some genuine reform successes.”

“The reforms were short lived: the performance evaluations have been since scrapped by SYRIZA and most employees have been hired back,” the analyst says of the ruling leftist party. “Yet Mitsotakis’s reforms attempted to address a serious problem plaguing Greece.”