The Greek economy is on the right track for a strong and dynamic recovery and is meeting all the multiple challenges it faces – in the areas of health, climate, economy, energy and geopolitics – with “a plan, a method, an insight and a determination,” said Greek Finance Minister Christos. Staikouras said Thursday.
In one of the opening speeches of the “Greece 2.0 Plan – Impact on the Greek economy” segment of the 4th Athens Investment Forum “Greece 2.0 – An investment tidal wave for the Greek economy”, Staikouras stressed that the government was forced to reset its economic policy priorities, supporting society and the real economy with generous and effective measures worth 42.7% billion euros over the period 2020-2022 to help cushion the economy from the impact of the coronavirus pandemic and put implementing growth measures. He noted, however, that the government had not lost sight of the need for prudent fiscal policy, as well as the implementation of structural reforms, privatizations and investments.
The Greek Minister of Finance presented the objectives of the economic policy of the government for the next two years, affirming that they are: to achieve high and sustainable growth rates, to improve the composition of the GDP with a significant increase in investments and exports, emerge from an enhanced surveillance regime in 2022, reducing non-performing loans to single digits in 2022, achieving realistic primary surpluses from 2023 and achieving an investment grade in 2023.