Tangible steps of progress

COMMENT

During his official trip to the United States last month, during which he also met with President Donald Trump as well as several business leaders, Greece’s Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras spoke about the need for investments in the crisis-hit country.

The leftist prime minister also tried to cultivate the impression that foreign investors are welcome in his homeland.

In just a few weeks, the Greek government official responsible for investments, Economy Minister Dimitris Papadimitriou, will pay another visit to the US with a similar objective in mind.

That said, however, Athens will only be able to convince foreign investors to put their money in Greece if it can demonstrate that substantial progress has been made in major projects that appear to have also attracted the interest of the White House.

This is the safest way to win the trust of those who are examining Greece as an investment destination: tangible steps of progress.

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