Major international investment funds are now coming to Greece, spending billions of euros to acquire and manage Greek companies in the critical sectors of energy. healthcare, food, real estate, and tourism.
The imminent end of the EU's enhanced fiscal supervision cannot be interpreted as an opportunity to loosen fiscal discipline or backtrack on collective objectives.
A flexible, extremely swift, and stable justice system contributes to building a state that can more easily attract investment. It helps improve the state's relationship with companies and citizens.
The government has shaped the preconditions for a successful restart of the economy by cutting taxes and insurance contributions and securing a stable environment for the participation of everyone.
The investment-friendly posture of the government gave impetus to positive developments on the investment front, but it must still craft policies that will help drive the economy and lead it to even more fertile ground.
Regarding Greek-Turkish relations the PM slammed Ankara for its bellicose posture stressing that Turkey signed an MOU with Libya which is legally null and void on EEZ delimitation.
For Greece a presidential statement regarding Turkish violations of international law in the Southeast Mediterranean and the Aegean would have been welcome but there was no joint press conference after the talks.
Decisions must be taken swiftly to unblock investments entangled in bureaucratic red tape and to send a strong signal that errors of the recent past will not be repeated.
After four lost years it is time to set aside ideological fixations and the ills that entrapped us in underdevelopment.
The government is signaling that it is all right if creditors are dissatisfied with the fact that it will not be able to meet a series of existing commitments by a 15 February deadline.