PM Tsipras: The human capital is Greece’s comparative advantage

Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras underlined the government’s decision to develop Greece’s comparative advantage, the human capital and to invest in it, after his tour to Thessaloniki Science Center and Museum NOESIS on Saturday.

“We chose to form a special ministry for research and innovation” said Tsipras adding that “despite the fiscal difficulty we managed to increase the budget for research and innovation. It is now approximately 1pct of GDP.

Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras underlined the need the city of Thessaloniki to regain its lost productive rate and its old historic identity. The identity of a multinational, commercial and industrial hub, he said addressing the productive entities of the city during the inauguration of the prime minister’s office in the northern Greek city of Thessaloniki.

“This is a difficult wager that goes through the upgrading of the infrastructures and the invigoration of the commercial and productive activity” he said and referred to the upgrading of government’s diplomatic presence and activity in Thessaloniki.

Referring to the operation of the prime minister’s office, Tsipras said that the aim is “the as quick as possible transfer procedure of the issues to the highest level of the state’s and government’s administration” underlining that “this wouldn’t be necessary if the public administration’s dysfunctions did not exist”.

He said that he will visit the office in Thessaloniki twice every fortnight and whenever necessary and will call cabinet meetings with the participation of the local entities in order to solve whatever problem arises”.