Greek PM asks Greek entrepreneurs to combine revenue target with social awareness

07:36, May 12, 2010      

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Greek Prime Minister George Papandreou has underlined the importance of collaboration of all forces in the country's effort to survive the current economic crisis, calling on Greek entrepreneurs to combine the target of increasing revenues with social awareness. "Today we are given an opportunity to leave behind a country of under-development and social injustice and create a better future for our children," Papandreou told the Greek Federation of Enterprises annual meeting on Tuesday evening.

Pledging the government's support to the "healthy" business world which does not operate in corruption, he called on Greek entrepreneurs to "play by the new rules" set by the new administration and assist the national effort to solve the chronic problems that led Greece to a debt crisis that has spread agony across the world.

As Athens secured significant financial support from the European Union and the International Monetary Fund to stand on its own feet, paving the way to growth again while cutting an enormous budget deficit, Papandreou said that enterprises can play a vital role in this effort.

It was no coincidence that the main theme of the event was " modern enterprises, modern Greece", noted Papandreou, adding private investments will help in the creation of new jobs, giving hope to younger generations and people who have lost their jobs over the past few months.

On the part of the government, Papandreou reiterated that he and his team are determined to move onto necessary structural reforms to correct faults of past decades and support entrepreneurism.

Source: Xinhua


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