Prime Minister George Papandreou on Tuesday addressed the Lifelong Learning and Employment Council meeting at the ministry of education, underlining that the lifelong learning structures will aid in the country’s change for the better.

Papandreou underlined that “we need citizens that will participate in the structures ... the time has come to talk about the ‘lifelong lesson’ we are experiencing. The sooner we change our country, the quicker we’ll get rid of memoranda. Change was necessary even if there were no deficits. We don’t want to remain stagnant.”

“We need an education system that will be linked with production. We need a flexible education system. If Greece is based on values will not depend on loans,” he said, stressing that “we need a school that is open and human-centered and invest in the best we’ve got, the individual”.

Papandreou reminded that he had served as deputy popular education minister and referring to “the lifelong lesson we live today”, he said that “we should learn from it and not allow Greece to return to past dysfunctions that led the country to the situation it is today.”

PM to chair interministerial Committee meeting on Wednesday

Prime Minister George Papandreou is expected to chair an interministerial Committee meeting at noon on Wednesday, in light of his visit to Thrace on Thursday and Friday.

One of the issues to be discussed during the meeting is that of immigration and illegal immigration, also in light of the placing of the fence at Evros.

The course of coooperation with Frontex will also be examined.