ECONOMY

Chamber to support plans to revive local economy

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The American-Hellenic Chamber of Commerce has announced the creation of an independent Business Council for Competitiveness, to promote the necessary reforms for the creation of a new business- and investment-friendly environment and support the government’s work in that direction.

Presenting the new entity on Tuesday, the head of the chamber, Simos Anastasopoulos, invited businesspeople, institutes, chambers, academic institutions and production and labor entities to participate in the effort to revitalize the Greek economy.

Addressing a two-day conference on the Greek economy organized by the chamber in Athens, Anastasopoulos noted that this would be done with the support of the US, which is proving to be Greece’s most reliant and significant ally, not only due to the country’s geopolitical position, which is of primary significance for Washington, but also the prospect of Greece evolving into an energy hub.

In this context the chamber also declared 2016 the Year of Growth and Employment, which will be its focus next year, Anastasopoulos announced, in the drafting of a national plan that will restore the competitiveness of the Greek economy and attract new investment – both essential for job creation. He added that any government moves toward fiscal stability, structural reform and increasing the economy’s competitiveness can count on the chamber’s support.