"The parliament, with her affirmative vote, changed the data in the way the Greek State approaches the islands and the islanders ", This was stressed by the Minister of Shipping and Island Policy, Mr.. John Plakiotakis, post……. the adoption of the draft law of the Ministry of Shipping & Island Policy for the "Integrated Maritime Policy in the Island Area, provisions for compliance with international navigation obligations and the upgrade of LS-EL.AKT. and special regulations for the digitization and in general strengthening of the competitiveness of the Greek shipping in the post-COVID era ".
"For the first time", emphasized Mr.. Plakiotakis, "The formulation of a policy for island Greece is institutionalized. For the first time, fragmentary interventions, give way to a holistic strategic approach. For the first time there are specific development financing tools. The implementation of the provisions voted, starts immediately. Schedules will be met, so that we will soon have tangible, positive results for island societies. As an MP, as Minister who proposed the bill, but also as an islander, I am glad for this important section in the development course of island Greece. I want to assure the inhabitants of our islands, that the years to come will be better ".