Government spokesman: Τhe economy’s performance had exceeded even the most optimistic forecasts

The figures recorded by Greece’s independent statistical authority ELSTAT in its quarterly national accounts estimates reflect a positive growth course for the Greek economy, government spokesman Dimitris Tzanakopoulos said on Monday.

“GDP growth showed a 1.5 pct increase in the 3rd quarter of 2016 compared with the same period in 2015 and a 0.5 pct increase compared with the second quarter of 2016. The Greek economy has not seen a similar rate of growth since the first quarter of 2008,” he pointed out.

According to Tzanakopoulos, the economy’s performance had exceeded even the most optimistic forecasts and confirmed that it had already begun a steady upturn toward growth.

The main goal of this government is that the benefits from growth will have a footprint in daily life and in the living conditions and work of the social majority. We are continuing to work so that this growth will continue with even greater momentum, for measures to relieve Greece’s public debt and for the country to join the European Central Bank’s quantitative easing programme, Tzanakopoulos added.