Financial crisis now behind Greece, says PM

Wednesday, May 21, 2014

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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