Marshall-Plan for Greece”

Jassas and kali spéra!

Allow me first of all to express my gratitude for the invitation to speak to this distinguished audience (in this lovely city).

Greece is very close to my heart – both professionally and personally.

I recently had the pleasure of spending a short vacation/working holiday in this region. Apart from the scenic beauty and the generous hospitality, my talks with most of the Greek people I had the opportunity to meet, pointed to the well known problems, but also ended with the impression that you are a strong people, that you can cope, but that a clear perspective is needed.