European Commission to provide technical assistance to Greece
The European Commission and Greece published on Monday a partnership agreement to provide technical cooperation to Greece to support the reform process. According to the deal, the Commission will provide targeted support and expertise, through its Structural Reform Support Service, in areas such as combatting tax evasion and corruption, modernising the welfare system and creating a better business environment.
Speaking in Athens, Commission Vice-President Valdis Dombrovskis, responsible for the Euro and Social Dialogue, said: “It is crucial that there is political will and national ownership of reforms in Greece, and that they are carried out in dialogue with social partners. I am convinced that through the implementation of the reform programme, and effective use of the EU funds in support of investment, employment and social inclusion, Greece will return to financial stability, economic growth and jobs creation.”
During his visit to Athens today and on Tuesday, Dombrovskis met with Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras, as well as with Ministers including Minister of Economy, Development and Tourism, Giorgos Stathakis, Minister of Finance Euclid Tsakalotos, Alternate Minister Giorgos Houliarakis, Minister of Labour, Social Insurance and Social Solidarity, Giorgos Katrougalos and Members of the Parliamentary Committees of European Affairs, Economic Affairs, Production and Trade.
The Vice-President will also meet with Yannis Stournaras, Governor of the Bank of Greece, after which he will visit ‘InnovAthens’ – an innovation project co-funded by the EU. He will be accompanied by the Mayor of Athens, Giorgos Kaminis.
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