Hellenic Federation of Enterprises
In the era of excessive primary budget surpluses, key state sectors such as healthcare, education, security and justice are underfinanced by the Public Investments Program, because slashing essential spending is one of the ways in which excessive surpluses are created, to be distributed as handouts.
High tax rates and the combination of corruption with a lack of transparency top the list of the most important obstacles to entrepreneurship in Greece, according to a survey conducted by MRB for the Hellenic Federation of Enterprises (SEV). The corruption and insufficient transparency combo has risen from the fifth most significant obstacle last year to the second in 2018.
Greece's post-bailout recovery will require "a greater sense of responsibility" from the country's political leadership than that exhibited during the adjustment period of the last eight years, as Greece will lose the financial safety net provided by its creditors, the Hellenic Federation of Enterprises (SEV) said on Thursday.
In an extraordinary press conference on Tuesday the head of the Hellenic Federation of Enterprises (SEV), Theodoros Fessas, responded to an attack from Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras a day earlier, accusing the government of saying different things to different people, undoing reforms and a policy of polarization.