“Greece aiming for export-driven, open economy within euro”

“Greece aiming for export-driven, open economy within euro”

 

Greece will succeed in exiting the crisis while remaining within the euro, with a strong democracy and outward-looking Greek enterprises as its guideline, Deputy Foreign Minister Dimitris Kourkoulas stressed on Tuesday at an event reviewing the country΄s economic diplomacy in 2012 and its plans for 2013.

Opened the event with a welcome speech, he noted that the crisis the country is going through currently is an unpleasant experience for all of us, but that it is also an opportunity. Emphasizing that a country’s strength is based mainly on its economy and the dynamic enterprises that can compete on an international level, Mr. Kourkoulas stressed that the path out of the crisis cannot but pass through the mechanisms of the EU and the eurozone, and that in this context Greece will capitalize fully on the country’s upcoming EU Presidency in the first half of 2014.