Mitsotakis Focuses on Investments in Thessaloniki Press Conference

Sunday, September 17th, 2017
Last Update: 20:02

Private investments will be the key driver of economic growth, main opposition New Democracy leader Kyriakos Mitsotakis said on Sunday in his annual press conference in the 82th Thessaloniki International Fair (TIF).

His government, he pledged, will be fully committed to attracting investments and will not accept any divergences.

“I am committed to a 20% reduction in business taxation within two months,” Mitsotakis said, adding that he is also committed to “a simplified licensing framework” for enterprises.

Mitsotakis said that the sooner there is political change in the country, the better. “The demand for political change is a constant request,” but, he added, it is not his intention “to spend a great deal of my time criticizing the government.”

The fourth memorandum is here and has been signed by the Tsipras – Kammenos government, Mitsotakis said and explained that the government has condemned the country by agreeing to 5.1 billion euros worth of measures for 2019 and 2020.

“I will demand and achieve a reduction in primary surpluses, because I will propose a set of reforms, and we will convince our partners that this is the right strategy for the country,” he said.

The leader of the main opposition party expressed doubts that Greece will definitely exit the memoranda and added that the country will be condemned to a strict framework even after 2018.

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