Main opposition New Democracy (ND) party leader Antonis Samaras, who is in the northern city of Thessaloniki since Friday morning, appealed during an event of the party's youth group ONNED to young people "to stay and help Greece". He made his appeal in an internet communication with six young people.
Samaras said "we do not want there to be new bloodlettings,"
adding that the state with "simple, correct, fruitful, methodised practices" must stand "by the side of young people" and provide incentives for studies, employment and the return to Greece and of those young people who have emigrated to widen their professional horizons so as to work for the country.
"We must stay to help Greece, because Greece, I truly believe, I believe it deeply inside me, can stand on its feet again," he said.
Samaras stressed that the problem of growth has two parameters, one of which is the relationship of the market with education and the universities and the second the orientation of young people towards studies and activities linked with the comparative advantages and the needs of their country.
It was revealed during the event that 51,000 young people are studying abroad and spending in exchange over 1 billion euros a year. Moreover, 7 out of 10 young scientists seek employment abroad.