Dendias, Hahn discuss Greece reforms, employment

Greece on Thursday vowed to carry on with reforms in order to help economic growth and boost job creation.

“The government is committed to stay the course on reforms. Carrying on with reforms is the only way for Greece to pull itself out of the crisis,” newly-appointed Development Minister Nikos Dendias said during a meeting with EU Commissioner for Regional Policy Johannes Hahn in Athens.

The two men discussed ways to promote employment and improve the absorption of funds from the EU-funded National Strategic Reference Framework (ESPA).

“We must support small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs), we must provide funding and create the right environment for the creation of new ones,” Hahn said.