PM’s press office: Greece has turned a page

Greece has turned a page and this is proved by the second quarter provisional figures released by the Hellenic Statistical Authority, the prime minister’s press office said on Friday.

These show a strong recovery even before the conclusion of the second programme review, according to the announcement.

While main opposition New Democracy was predicting imminent doom, the Greek economy was growing by 0.5 pct compared to the first quarter of 2017 and by 0.8 pct compared to the second quarter of 2016, it added.

This trend was further reinforced after the conclusion of the second programme review, Greece’s successful return to the markets and the upgrades of the Greek economy by the international rating agencies. We continue to strive for equitable growth with protection of the labour market and for building a new production model, the announcement concluded.