FinMin Hardouvelis Confident Greece 'Has Gone Through Most of Its Fiscal Beating'
Monday, 04 August 2014
Speaking from the Parliament podium on Friday, Finance Minister Gikas Hardouvelis voiced his support for the latest government omnibus draft bill, which he said focuses on the promotion of a series of structural measures targeting Greek economy's growth.
According to his view, the closer Greece gets towards the end of its economic adjustment programme, its reforms assume an ever greater structural - rather than fiscal - role. "In short, we have gone through most of the fiscal beating", commented Hardouvelis, to immediately warn that "We're not over yet... The path of reforms does not end with the adjustment programme".
The Finance Minister supported, that growth and the subsequent rise in employment is not a project to concern only the government. "It is an affair of the Parliament, of civil society, as well as of every single businessman, professional, worker. Of every citizen. Growth is a wager for the Greeks altogether", underlined Hardouvelis.