Pyatt: Put a positive spotlight on the opportunities that Greece represents

US Ambassador to Greece Geoffrey Pyatt in an interview with the Athens-Macedonian News Agency (ANA) said “Put a positive spotlight on the opportunities that Greece represents”

He also noted that everyone agrees that the situation is better than it was a couple of years ago. “You can see that in terms of unemployment numbers, in terms of growth rates, that’s a very positive development, and even in Thessaloniki, which is a city that suffered so terribly during the decade of economic crisis, when I talk to business people they all have a sense that things are beginning to come back. But the question is how fast is that growth going to take place? And the pace of that growth is going to be determined significantly by the signals that the Greek government sends to foreign investors. That’s part of what we want to do with the Strategic Dialog: to put a positive spotlight on the opportunities that Greece represents – that’s what we were trying to do with the Thessaloniki Fair – but also to have an honest and direct conversation about the areas where Americans and other international investors are still looking for clarity in terms of government policy.”