27 February, 2008
Deputy Finance and Economy Minister Yiannis Papathanasiou addressed an event organised by the Hellenic Israeli Chamber of Commerce and Technology in Athens on Tuesday, focusing on Greece's growth plan covering the 2007-2013 period.
Papathanasiou referred to the spectacular increase in commercial relations between Greece and Israel and to their excellent prospects. He added that despite the turmoil created in international fiscal markets and the very high prices of oil, Greece's growth plan for this period strengthens entrepreneurship and, in parallel, it contributes to social cohesion.
The deputy minister also underlined the government's main targets regarding growth. He mentioned the achievement of balanced budgets as of 2010 and the completion of tax reform (a decrease in tax rates, cracking down on tax evasion and the reforming of real estate taxation).
Source: Athens News Agency