File photo: Staikouras also noted that implementation of a prudent and balanced fiscal policy was vital for the healthy economic growth of the countryMPA/ANA-MPA/ALEXANDROS VLACHOS
Greek Finance Minister Christos Staikouras on Thursday presented the five priorities that Greece has to adopt, based on the lessons and experience from the past, to reshape the country’s future.
Addressing an Economist conference on “200 Years of Economic Survival”, Staikouras said these priorities were: building a new productive model, implementing a balanced fiscal policy, further deepening of institutional quality, shaping an environment of unity, as well as cultivating dynamism and a sense of national self-confidence.
The government plans to lead the Greek economy towards a new, modern, open, competitive, resilient, green, digital and socially fair growth model, to boost production, exports and investments through the exploitation of modern technologies, the spread and implementation of knowledge, by promoting modern education practices, vocational training, research and innovation.
Staikouras also noted that implementation of a prudent and balanced fiscal policy was vital for the healthy economic growth of the country, which was not at the expense of future generations.
An institutional modernisation of the Greek state was a slow process and the government plans to continue efforts towards improving the functioning of institutions, increase efficiency in civil administration and deal with tax evasion and avoidance by exploiting new technologies.
“That’s why we need a long-term reform of the education system, based on the fundamental principles and values of our civilisation and the basic axis of our national identity,” he added. Finally, Greece needs to play a leading role in the completion of European union and in shaping a new era, globally, which lies ahead, Staikouras said.
Source: ANA – MPA