Government’s ‘Growth Strategy’ plan discussed in meeting chaired by Tsipras

The change in the model of production and the utilization of the Greek economy’s comparative advantages to boost growth and employment are the main pillars of the government’s “Growth Strategy”, a 30-page study which was presented by Economy Minister Dimitris Papadimitriou during a meeting at Maximos Mansion on Friday.

The plan aims to reduce unemployment by 10 points by the end of 2020 and will be the government’s main proposal to the country’s creditors ahead of the second program review which will start early next week but also to productive and local government bodies.

Some of the topics discussed were ways to promote the production of quality agricultural products, the utilization of Greece’s geostrategic position as an energy and transport hub, promoting tourism, geothermal energy and human capital, particularly in the direction of startups and innovation.

The plan will be specified depending on sector and region, so that the overall program will help promote equitable development. The government will produce a basic set of proposals that will then be approved by the cabinet, after which Tsipras will initiate contacts with the relevant bodies.

The meeting was chaired by Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras and included the ministers of finance, economy, energy, infrastructure and agricultural development.