Commissioner Damanaki and Vice-President Tajani in Athens
Commissioner Maria Damanaki is in Athens with Vice-President Antonio Tajani, on Monday 29 October. Together, the two Commissioners met with Prime Minister Antonis Samaras. A joint press conference of the two Commissioners followed in the premises of the European Commission Representation Office in Athens.
Commissioner Damanaki said during the press conference: "With Vice-President Tajani, we work closely together, to boost growth and jobs and support SMEs, exploiting the sunergies between the policies we are responsible for. The forthcoming initative on Coastal and Maritime Tourism will be important to create the conditions for innovation, enhance skills and give visibility to quality products, in a sector that is very important in Europe and can be determinant for Greece to exit the crisis."
Vice-President Tajani and Commissioner Damanaki also addressed the participants in the annual meeting of the Association of Greek Tourism Enterprises (SETE). Commissioner Damanaki delivered a speech "New opportunities for the tourism of the sea".