One of the most important tasks of 2018 was Greece’s exit from the programme, Eurogroup president
With the latest figures showing that unemployment has dropped to 19 pct and signs that this reduction is both stable and permanent, the government is very close to realising its forecasts for a 10 percentage point drop in unemployment rates during its four-year term, Labour Minister Efi Achtsioglou said on Friday.
“The government’s plans include the introduction of 11 new programmes worth 632,500,000 euros in the first quarter of 2019 aimed at 88,500 unemployed people,” Labour Minister Effie Achtsioglou said on Thursday in an interview. According to the data presented, of the total, 31,500 positions will concern newly unemployed people.
Greece was now meeting its targets and could look to the future with optimism, since the path to a final and clean exit from the memorandum programmes was finally open, Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras said on Wednesday in Thessaloniki, while addressing the 11th Regional Conference on the Reconstruction of Production for Central Macedonia.