Gov’t boasts over absorption of EU funds ‘a sham’, says ND’s Hatzidakis

Main opposition New Democracy (ND) Vice President Costis Hatzidakis on Thursday said that “government boasts” over the absorption of European Funds were “a sham” and noted EU figures showing that Greece ranks 16th in terms of the percentage of projects approved for the period 2014-2020.

In a question addressed to Economy Minister Yiannis Dragasakis, he noted that according to the EU, the percentage of approved projects in Greece reached 52 pct while the EU average rate was 56 percent. Moreover, he said that Greece ranks 16th in EU’s absorption list, at a time when the government was talking about alleged first places in the rankings.