Greek officials discuss investments with global businesses at roundtable

An opportunity to present a concise picture of the country’s investments map was provided at the Foreign Direct Investments Roundtable, organized for the first time by the Delphi Economic Forum and held at the Grande Bretagne Hotel in Athens.

Institutional representatives from international investment and business groups met ministers and deputy ministers of the Greek government, where the latter placed a strong emphasis on the new taxation bill as well as on the growth and development bill, which was said they aim to remove all obstacles towards landmark investments in the country, such as the project at Hellinikon.

Representatives of foreign diplomatic corps welcomed the speed at which the government has already begun to lift barriers, facilitating foreign investment and launching new privatizations, all this in the first 75 days of its governance.

Members of the government received questions from Greek and foreign investors focusing on tourism, the real estate market, transport networks, as well as quality criteria in attracting investment.

Of note, the common query of many investors was to simplify bureaucratic procedures in aid of easier investments in Greece.

This meeting was the forerunner of the discussion on foreign direct investment, to be held at the next Delphi Economic Forum on March 3-5, 2020.