Mitsotakis seeks growth pact between business, labour, state

The PM essentially repeated his remark to the BBC that his government is pursuing an ‘aggressive growth plan’.

Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis sought the establishment of a new social contract between entrepreneurs, labour, and the state at a meeting today with Greece’s largest business and labour organisations.

The PM met representatives of Greece’s General Confederation of Labour (GSEE, the biggest private sector umbrella union), trade, commerce and industry associations, the Hellenic Federation of Enterprises (SEV), the Hellenic Confederation of Commerce and Entrepreneurship (ESEE), the Hellenic Confederation of Professionals, Craftsmen & Merchants (GSEVEE), the Greek Tourism Confederation (SETE), and the Federation of Industries of Greece (SBE).

It was a full court house.

Optimism about Elliniko, Piraeus Port development projects

«We already have some very good news on many fronts: The huge Elliniko development project, the submission of a new COSCO master plan for a real upgrade of the Port of Piraeus, and developments at the Skaramangas shipyards,» Mitsotakis said.

The PM essentially repeated his remark to the BBC that his government is pursuing an “aggressive growth plan” which he will unveil for public consultation by the end of the week.

«The state will support entrepreneurship with every possible incentive for growth but it also demands that business will fulfil its proper social role,” the PM said.

In particular he stressed that business must strictly abide by labour and environmental law.

«This is the truth pact that I spoke of many times, when I was still opposition leader, and which I now call on you to put into action,» he declared.

Mitsotakis also asked the social partners to submit their views on the upcoming 120-instalment debt settlement bill.

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