Editorial: An error of history
Over the last two years, after the great trial of the pandemic, Greece was gradually showing signs of recovery and of the restructuring of its forces.
The Greek economy, despite the post-pandemic difficulties and the additional problems piled up by Russia's war against Ukraine, appeared to retain its dynamism and a strong desire for a restructuring and change of its productive model.
The previous, unfortunate experience of the economic crisis, which lasted for over a decade, the entire painful process of the internal devaluation, and the rational re-evaluation of the cost and of the reform of everything, transformed the conscience and outlook of the majority.
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For the first time after many decades, that allowed the re-ordering and the flowering of the private sector of the economy.
In Greece right now, one sees an environment of truly feverish, renewed creativity and economic reconstruction.
There is no sector of economic activity that is inert, that does not exploit opportunities for extroversion, and that is not coordinated with the shifts in production and commerce mandated by geopolitical conditions and the reordering of interests and forces.
All the evidence and data confirm that.
Greek exports in 2010 were just over 21bn euros, or 9.5 percent of GDP.
Last year, they exceeded 40bn euros, nearly 22 percent of GDP, and in the first two quarters of 2022, exports amounted to 26bn euros, which permits one to project that they will exceed 50bn euros at the end of the year.
In terms of GDP, Greece has surpassed Italy, Spain, and France, and is a hair's breadth from Portugal, which is considered a model of economic...
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