Tsipras: Greece has returned to positive growth rates after seven years of recession

Tsipras: Greece has returned to positive growth rates after seven years of recession

An essential discussion started today… there will be a period of consultations with the productive sector at a central level followed by a relevant procedure at local/regional level, Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras on Monday said in a cabinet meeting about productive reconstruction.

The government’s aim is the best possible cooperation and consensus on actions to be determined.

“We are at a transitory phase; we need to break the vicious circle of the crisis and plan the next day with vision and inspiration,” Tsipras stated.

“I believe that this is the most important work of the government. To turn the vision of fair growth into practice and this will lead us to the exit from the crisis,” he said.

After seven years of recession, Greece has returned to positive growth rates he underlined.

He added that this dire reality forces us to plan the next day, because the next day is already here.

Referring to the technical staff level negotiation, he said that the economy has resisted and has recovered adding that the real challenge is not at technical level staff but in the grounds of real economy.

“We must open the consultation on the next day of the economy and that is the purpose of the current cabinet meeting,” said Tsipras noting that the return to the model of the past is can’t be our selection.

“Our goal should be the comparison with the developed economies,” he underlined.

He said, for example, that the deregulation of mass layoffs is a counter-reform and such reforms are only included in the agenda of main opposition New Democracy. For us, social welfare is the fair redistribution of wealth, everyone’s right for a decent and stable job and a sustainable social state, he stated.

The Greek prime minister underlined that despite the crisis, Greece remained in the hard core of Europe and is still an oasis of security and stability./IBNA