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PM Mitsotakis: Greece’s pandemic response improved its “brand” in the EU

Long derided as the European Union's "problem child" Greece has shown itself to be a model for pandemic response and economic recovery within theEuropean bloc. And as the EU enacts a massive economic bailout plan, one that Greek Prime Minister Mitsotakis likens to the "Marshall plan" of the post WWII era, the leader of this Southern European nation thinks the future looks bright.

Watch the GZERO World episode: Greece's unlikely COVID success story: Greek PM Kyriakos Mitsotakis

Greece's PM answers: Are refugees becoming geopolitical pawns between Greece and Turkey?

"Our number one priority is to protect human life at sea, but we also have responsibility of protecting our borders," Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis told Ian Bremmer when asked about the growing refugee crisis in his country. In an interview for GZERO World, Bremmer pressed the Prime Minister on if he's forced helpless refugees in the region play a role in a geopolitical tiff between Greece and Turkey.

Is Greece taking sides in the escalating conflict between Armenia and Azerbaijan?

As war breaks out between Armenia and Azerbaijan over a contested region in the Caucuses, Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis tells Ian Bremmer that the Greeks have "fully aligned ourselves with calls for an immediate cease fire." But as the conflict heats up and global powers take sides, what will be the larger geopolitical implications?

Watch the GZERO World episode: Greece's unlikely COVID success story: Greek PM Kyriakos Mitsotakis

Extended conversation with Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis

When the coronavirus came to Greece in March, the country was only beginning to emerge from a decades-long financial crisis that had brought it to its knees. Citizens feared the worst, but instead the country responded swiftly and effectively, and cases have stayed down. In an extended GZERO World interview with Ian Bremmer, Greece's Prime Minister, Kyriakos Mitsotakis, talks about his country's pandemic response, its "improved brand" on the European stage, and recent tensions with neighboring Turkey.

Greece’s unlikely COVID success story: Greek PM Kyriakos Mitsotakis

When the coronavirus came to Greece in March, the country was only beginning to emerge from a decades-long financial crisis that had brought it to its knees. Citizens feared the worst, but instead the country responded swiftly and effectively, and cases have stayed down. On GZERO World with Ian Bremmer, Greece's Prime Minister, Kyriakos Mitsotakis, talks about his country's pandemic response, its "improved brand" on the European stage, and recent tensions with neighboring Turkey.

Podcast: Greek PM Kyriakos Mitsotakis on Greece’s unlikely COVID success story

When the coronavirus came to Greece in March, the country was only beginning to emerge from a decades-long financial crisis that had brought it to its knees. Citizens feared the worst, but instead the country responded swiftly and effectively, and cases have stayed down. On the GZERO World with Ian Bremmer podcast, Greece's Prime Minister, Kyriakos Mitsotakis, talks about his country's pandemic response, its "improved brand" on the European stage, and recent tensions with neighboring Turkey.

Turkey and Greece step back from the brink: Greek PM Mitsotakis

"I want to make it very clear: it was not Greece that engaged in any escalation or provocation." Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis defends his country's handling of an increasingly tense diplomatic standoff with neighboring Turkey over maritime disputes in the Eastern Mediterranean.

The exchange is part of a wide-ranging interview show host Ian Bremmer for GZERO World that covered Greece's remarkably successful COVID response, its "improved brand" on the European stage and recent Turkey tensions. The episode begins airing nationally in the US on public television this Friday, October 2. Check local listings.

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