Incredible bureaucracy blocks investments, says Dep. FM Mardas

25 January 2016
61 Views

Deputy Foreign Minister Dimitris Mardas referred to an incredibly complex bureaucracy in the licencing of new investments in Greece, in an interview on Monday with Praktorio 104.9 FM.

Mardas cited the example of a huge tourist investment named “Atalanti Hills” for which the investors have been blocked by bureaucracy since 2006 and the plant that is expected to offer 7,000 jobs can’t operate.

“The investors have been in trouble since 2006. They do not want to open a chemical plant or a refinery but a huge tourist investment,” said Mardas and accused the former government of this condition.

He said that 15 similar cases have been found adding that the list of the 15 blocked investments is already in the hands of the relevant ministers in order to give an immediate solution to the problem.

Mardas called the investments licencing regime in Greece “morbid” underlining that it can’t be changes with small interventions and corrections but “it must be torn up from the roots”. He referred to a 40-year culture of corruption, collusion and bureaucracy” noting that the parties of the opposition should make some self-criticism.

You may be interested

Athens Newspapers Headlines
GREECE
shares12 views
GREECE
shares12 views

Athens Newspapers Headlines

Panos - Aug 18, 2017

Greek President reiterates call for German WWII reparations
GREECE
shares86 views
GREECE
shares86 views

Greek President reiterates call for German WWII reparations

makis - Aug 17, 2017

Greek President Prokopis Pavlopoulos renewed the demand for war reparations from Germany owed to Greece from the time when the…

Man who rented van in Barcelona terrorist attack
WORLD
shares93 views
WORLD
shares93 views

Man who rented van in Barcelona terrorist attack

makis - Aug 17, 2017

A photo of a man who reportedly rented the white van that plowed into people in Barcelona in a terroristb…

Leave a Comment

Your email address will not be published.