Dragasakis: Greece will Reach All Economic Targets by 2020 Without More Cuts
Friday, 10 May 2019
Beyond dealing with the crisis, Greece must move toward a new growth model, in the context of the modern challenges of the 4th Industrial Revolution and climate change, government vice president Yiannis Dragasakis said on Thursday, speaking at the 3rd International Conference of the Economic Chamber of Greece taking place at the Stavros Niarchos Foundation Cultural Center in Athens on Thursday.
The government vice president also expressed his confidence that Greece will reach all the primary surplus targets it has set for 2019 and 2020 without the need to legislate or implement additional budgetary restrictions.
On the government's fresh package of anti-austerity measures, Dragasakis said these are complementary to the relief measures announced during last year's Thessaloniki International Fair, which are already being implemented, and pointed out that "this is a new policy mix in the context of the agreement with the European institutions, which makes it possible for us to take advantage of the opportunities we have created."