ECONOMY

SEV blames country’s problems on ?leftist conservatism?

Greece?s main problems lie in the way that ?Greek society and the Greek political system are interconnected and interact with entrepreneurship,? the head of the Hellenic Federation of Enterprises (SEV), Dimitris Daskalopoulos (photo), said in an address on Monday at the Business Week 2012 event at Deree — The American College of Greece, in northern Athens.

?Politicians and the mass media see the business community as the imaginary guilty party for all of the troubles of the country. Put simply, society and the political system do not recognize the creativity of the business world,? said Daskalopoulos, attributing this phenomenon to what he dubbed ?leftist conservatism? entrenched in Greek society.