Greece Needs to Support Its 'Creative Entrepreneurs', U.S. Ambassador Pyatt Says
Friday, 02 December 2016
U.S. Ambassador to Greece Geoffrey Pyatt on Monday presented the U.S. perspective on the prospects of the Greek economy, echoing U.S. President Barack Obama's emphasis on democracy, innovation but also the responsibility of government's to protect equality and those "left behind" by globalisation.
Addressing the 27th annual Greek Economy Conference "Greece and the Global Disruptive Environment: A look into the future" oganised by the American-Hellenic Chamber of Commerce in Athens, he also praised the indomitable Greek spirit and noted that Greeks had not allowed the long years of crisis to break them:
"Instead, what I have seen, throughout the country are creative people making changes in their communities. They're building networks, both in Greece and internationally, they're crowdfuding, seeking ways to attrack foreign investors," he said.