FinMin Tsakalotos: A timely agreement with Greece’s lenders will open the way for attracting new investments

Achieving a timely agreement with Greece’s lenders on the country’s debt will open the way for attracting new investments, Finance Minister Euclid Tsakalotos told a delegation of the European Parliament’s Economic and Monetary Affairs Committee (ECON) who are visiting Athens on Wednesday.

The meeting, which was also attended by Alternate Finance Minister Giorgos Chouliarakis, focused on Greece’s ongoing negotiations with the institutions and the conclusion of the first program review.

The two ministers noted, among other issues, that reforms in the pension system will serve the government’s short-term and long-term goals, while restructuring public costs in the next few years is also a main target.

Tsakalotos also said that for Greece to turn a page, it’s important for the country’s creditors to give a political signal that the government is implementing what has been agreed. This, he added, will provide solutions on an economic and political level.