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MEETING BETWEEN ATHENS MAYOR AND NEW YORK'S MICHAEL BLOOMBERG

Kaminis and Bloomberg
New York City mayor Michael Bloomberg offered to share technical know-how and innovative city projects, during a meeting with Athens Mayor Giorgos Kaminis, on an official visit to the city.

"Bloomberg is at the end of his third-year term, and all of the terms were very successful, so we have a lot to learn from him," said Kaminis, who was actually born in NYC, "and he has offered To help us in technical know-how and on innovation projects for cities."

Kaminis also met with officials on volunteerism, on which the two cities have been in touch. "We want everyone to know that groups of Greek citizens are constantly volunteering spontaneously and take initiatives to look after public spaces and support social groups. The city has an obligation to support and assist these initiatives as much as possible."

The two mayors did not discuss issues of violence and how NYC dealt with that, Kaminis said, as in Greece the issue of crime in general is under the state's jurisdiction rather than the city's.

Kaminis also addressed the Council of Foreign Relations with a speech on "Redefining Athens", including city council initiatives to support low-income families, introduce business initiatives for youth and improve neighbourhood public spaces.

SOURCE: ATHENS-MACEDONIAN NEWS AGENCY

Last Updated Friday, 17 May 2013
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