Hellenic Federation of Enterprises

Greek PM attacks SEV

Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras took a swipe at the Hellenic Federation of Enterprises (SEV) Monday for "trying to intervene in the public debate" about the measures in 2019-20 that Greece must implement, including pension cuts.

Speaking at a meeting of northern Greek industrialists, he said it was "unclear which forces [SEV] actually represents."

Greeks still eating into savings

The prospects of social prosperity remain limited as the country is on a low growth course due to insufficient investments, the Hellenic Federation of Enterprises (SEV) warns in its weekly bulletin. It also says the government should not go back on its austerity pledges, although households had to dig deep into their savings again last year.

SEV warns against mistakes of past

Following the Eurogroup's debt relief decision, priority must now be given to growth, along with sticking to reform implementation and responsible fiscal management, according to the head of Greece's industrialists, Theodoros Fessas, who also warns against a return to the bad habits of the past.

Reforms can boost the field for startups

In the next five years Greece could become a field of growth for 2,100 startups, which could lead to the creation of 20,000 new jobs and reverse brain drain, according to the Hellenic Federation of Enterprises (SEV), provided that the country implements specific reform policies and introduces incentives for the development of ecosystems for new enterprises.

Tsipras worried about Italy's impact

Addressing a general meeting of the Hellenic Federation of Enterprises (SEV) on Tuesday, Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras associated the negotiations on the measures to ease Greece's debt with the outcome of the Italian political crisis, and domestic political stability with a smooth exit from the bailout program.

Tsipras: Talks on FYROM name are 'difficult' but 'necessary'

The negotiations between Greece and the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia (FYROM) which aim to resolve the decades-old name row are "difficult" but "necessary," Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras said on Tuesday, during a speech at the annual meeting of the Hellenic Federation of Enterprises (SEV).