Mixed signals

COMMENT

Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras’s speech to his cabinet on Thursday would have been great if he was the leader of some other government and there wasn’t such clear proof of its inadequacy.

To give just one example from the topics he touched upon, growth will never come while the government continues to have ministers who shamelessly sabotage measures that they have already voted in favor of and openly fight entrepreneurship. An example? The government decided to raise the tax on companies that invest in real estate.

A few months ago, Tsipras received a delegation of such investors at his office in the Maximos Mansion and asked them to invest in Greece. They did, and now the government is changing the rules of the game.

Investors are not only few and far between but also need to be bold to put their money in Greece, so it’s no surprise that they consider the country described by Tsipras on Thursday as something taken from fiction.

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