Dim. Papadimoulis: Even if our entire debt is cancelled, if we don’t deal with our country’s ills we will not make it

Even if Greece’s entire debt is cancelled, the economy will not thrive unless the ills of the country are dealt with, European Parliament Vice-President and SYRIZA MEP Dimitris Papadimoulis said on Saturday, during a speech at the “Capital + Vision” conference in Athens.

“Even if our entire debt is cancelled, if we don’t deal with our country’s ills we will not make it,” Papadimoulis said speaking at the session on “The consequences of Brexit for the Greek economy and the European economy”.
Describing the problems of the Greek economy, he said they concern clientelism, tax evasion, corruption, the slow administration of justice, the lack of stable tax laws, the use of land, energy, and the vast deficit in the economy’s competitiveness.