Greece could be included in the European Central Bank’s quantitative easing program at the beginning of June if a final agreement on Greece’s second program review is achieved on May 22, Economy and Development Minister Dimitri Papadimitriou said in an interview with the Athens-Macedonian News Agency on Sunday, adding 2017 will be a year of economic growth.
"What we are aiming for, is to have a decision at the Eurogroup on 22 – don’t forget that the procedure for debt relief has started – and we believe that on May 22 we will have a final agreement. This will immediately allow, a week later or in a short period of time, for Greece to be included in the quantitative easing. The decision is expected at the beginning of June,” he said, adding this will boost entrepreneurship and encourage investments from abroad.
Asked about the still elusive economic growth in Greece, he said 2017 will be a year of economic development.