The Hellenic Federation of Enterprises (SEV) must help attract investors to Greece, Deputy Premier and Economy Minister Yiannis Dragasakis said on Monday at SEV’s investment congress.
“The profits that are made in Greece must stay in Greece,” he said. “This is not self-evident. At high times, the profits go abroad and at times of crisis they don’t return. Sections of business profiteered easily because of their access to power, not to technology. This must be overcome and it is gradually being overcome,” he added.
Dragasakis also said that Greece’s investment plan for “the day after” the completion of the fiscal adjustment program, which needs to be presented to the country’s creditors, will be turned over for consultation domestically. The markets must be able to assess the risks and the Greek people must know what our obligations are, he said.