A targeted plan for growth and job creation is being developed in Greece and extraordinary measures to support investments are being introduced, European Committee Vice President Valdis Dombrovskis said on Thursday in reply to questions raised by European Parliament Vice President Dimitris Papadimoulis and MEPs Giorgos Kyrtsos (New Democracy) and Sotiris Zarianopoulos (KKE).
“There is need to support economic growth in Greece and this is the reason why we have submitted a plan for jobs and growth,” he said adding that an evaluation was presented last week on what has been achieved over the last two years and what funds and technical assistance Greece has received.
Referring to the results of the third programme for Greece, he stressed that the Commission sees 2.1 percent growth in 2017.
“The economy is recovering, the unemployment is being reduced, credit stability has been restored and it is important to stay on this course. We have a successful second programme review and what it needs to be done is to disburse the next loan tranche in order to meet the current financial needs and at the same time prepare Greece for its return to the markets and stand on its feet,” Dombrovskis stated.