Econ minister in Parliament: Greek economy’s rising momentum will continue into 2018

Greece is at a critical turning point for its economic revival and short-sighted interests must not be allowed to obstruct its economic acceleration, Economy and Development Minister Dimitris Papadimitriou said in Parliament on Monday, during a discussion on the draft state budget.

Papadimitriou expressed the certainty that the Greek economy is achieving momentum and will meet all targets, adding that the positive upward trend of 2017 will continue ino 2018.

“The European Commission has announced that Greece comes second in a row in investments, in relation to GDP. Direct foreign investments in the first 9 months of 2017 increased significantly, by 69 pct. This means that investors’ confidence about the country has recovered, and I’m sture this will continue next year as well if we stay focused on the target,” the minister said.