Biden: Greek Economy Improving


PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Vice President Joe Biden visited Philadelphia on Wednesday for the second time in less than a week, speaking to a large gathering of Greek Orthodox clergy and laity.

Biden expressed optimism that the struggling Greek economy is making a comeback, and said the exploration of natural gas in the region could help boost the recovery and change the geopolitics of the area.

The vice president drew a standing ovation when he spoke of the importance of religious freedom and urged the reopening of a long-closed Orthodox seminary on the Turkish island of Halki. Turkish officials have demanded that Greece reciprocate by improving the conditions for Muslims there.

“The protection of holy places and heritage sites in Turkey is absolutely necessary,” Biden said, while adding: “It’s a two-way street. Muslims deserve the same freedom in Greece.”

More than 1,000 people attended the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America congress at a downtown hotel.
Days earlier, Biden took part in Fourth of July festivities at nearby Independence Hall.

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  1. Joe Biden can you please tell us how the Greek 3conomy is improving when we have the unemployment rates unchanged when foreign investors have no trust in our politicians when our bureaucracy is still unchanged when corruption still exist when the government is not implementing changes for the country to prosper when the government is not addressing the real problems of the country when when with a long list of failures to improve productivity…How did you come out with that assumption??? Sitting in office issuing useless comments is worthless Mr. Biden…

  2. Two liars in this article. Biden and the Greek Orthodox church for relying on a liar VP to get some credit on their leadership. Most of the churches are empty during Sunday masses and the strange thing is that no young people. Solely filled with old ladies.

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