Franchise business seek to be included in ESPA 2014-2020

4 November 2015
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Greek franchise enterprises want to be included in the 2014-2020 Corporate Pact for Development Framework (ESPA), taking advantage of favourable financing terms and conditions offered by community funds.

The issue was discussed during a meeting last week between Deputy Economy, Development and Tourism Minister Alexis Haritsis and a delegation of the Greek Franchise Union headed by president Stavros Tolias.

The delegation briefed the political leadership of the ministry over the activities and the dynamism of the franchise business in Greece, which emerges more and more into a credible tool of healthy development in the country. The franchise business has established more than 8,000 sales points around the country with a workforce of more than 30,000.

The meeting focused on the pre-release of actions and programmes of the 2014-2020 Corporate Pact for Development Framework, with the Union underlining the fact that previous Pacts excluded the franchise businesses from participating in similar actions.

The two sides agreed to forge closer cooperation in the issue, with the ministry stressing it would seek ways to lift this exclusion and at the same time undertake initiatives to further develop support programmes for small- and medium-sized enterprises.

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