OPINION

Nurturing investment

The need for the Greek government to sow and cultivate an environment that is more conducive to both domestic and foreign investment is so abundantly obvious that no one can doubt it.

Even Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras, who in the past resisted investments, now evokes this need every so often, though when it comes to actual actions, a number of his ministers do the exact opposite.

In this sense, an initiative by the Hellenic Federation of Enterprises (SEV) that stresses the amounts that will need to be invested in this country through 2022, as well as specific proposals on how to attract that interest, is definitely a step in the right direction.

The government does not need to agree with all the points that SEV’s experts have set out, but it would be a big mistake to disregard the report entirely and view the association as an enemy whose only purpose is to undermine the administration.

Given the state of the economy and the country in general, what we need is more cooperation and synergy, not biased animosity.