KAPA research: 2017 was the year that restored regularity to Greece

2017 was the year that restored regularity to Greece after 7-8 years of memoranda, KAPA research managing director Tassos Georgiadis said on Tuesday in an interview with the Athens-Macedonian News Agency’s radio station Praktoreio 104.9 FM.

Georgiadis commented on a research published on ‘Ethnos’ newspaper which shows optimism in the country for the first time.

50 pct of Greeks are optimistic that Greece will eventually be able to get out of the crisis while the percentage of those worried that the country may be out of the eurozone has been significantly reduced, according to the research.

Asked about this optimism, he said that the Greeks are now focused on the fact that the messages are more positive compared to 2018 while they responded based on their experience and everyday life.

“The vast majority of the people,” according to Georgiadis, “is tired of all these measures and wants the country to remain in the eurozone but without any other pressure and this, perhaps, is also a message to the government and the Europeans that they must somehow change the policy mix in the coming years.”