Financial crisis now behind Greece, says PM

PM Antonis Samaras vows to reduce unemployment in four years

PM Antonis Samaras vows to reduce unemployment in four years

ATHENS – Greek economy can return to its pre-crisis state within seven years if the government sticks to reforms, Prime Minister Antonis Samaras said Tuesday.

Samaras revealed the details of a new development plan in a campaign speech for the upcoming European elections in Athens.

"Unemployment will be reduced significantly in four years, bringing a rise in wages," he said.

He underscored that tourism, energy and technology would be the main focuses of development.

Greece was hit by a financial crisis that shrank the country’s economy by 23 percent between 2008 and 2013.

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