24/7 Newsfeed

Put Reason 24/7 on Your Site


Follow Reason 24/7 on Twitter and via RSS

Reduced Business Regulation Promised by Greece’s Foreign Minister

In an interview with CNN on Wednesday in London, where he was on an official visit, Dimitris Avramopoulos said that the Greek economy was “back on track” thanks to a number of painful but necessary structural reforms.

“The Greek people have gone through many sacrifices, but we have started delivering,” Avramopoulos said.

He said the government has made significant steps toward restructuring Greece's dysfunctional public administration, reducing the deficit and curbing bureaucracy thus creating a more hospitable environment for businesses.

“Before it was the red tape, now it is the red carpet,” Avramopoulos told CNN expressing his optimism about the country's recent campaign to attract international investors.

Source: Ekathimerini. Read full article. (link)

Editor's Note: We invite comments and request that they be civil and on-topic. We do not moderate or assume any responsibility for comments, which are owned by the readers who post them. Comments do not represent the views of Reason.com or Reason Foundation. We reserve the right to delete any comment for any reason at any time. Report abuses.

  • Emily Oliver||

    There are so many people in Greece with huge economic problems that it’s impossible to think that the economic crisis is over. People are jobless with no hopes of finding work, public debt is soaring. Politicians have to come to terms with the fact that they need help, they need specialists in the economic crisis who have what is takes to face and more importantly fix the problems linked to the economic crisis. They need specialists like those from the Orlando Bisegna Index in New York, who have come up with made to measure anticrisis solutions over small territories, solving problems like unemployment, low income, and economic relief for families.