The 1.5 percent growth rate recorded in the first half of 2019, announced on Wednesday by Greece's statistics service (ELSTAT), raises the bar for the new government to secure the growth it seeks.
ELSTAT data showed the economy expanded at an annual 1.9 percent rate in the second quarter, accelerating from a downwardly revised 1.1 percent growth rate in the first quarter.
Hours after conservative Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis announced that Greece will soon remove the last remaining capital controls imposed on bank depositors at the height of the financial crisis, former finance minister Euclid Tsakalotos accused the government of piggybacking on his administration's efforts to lift restrictions.
The Parliament speaker and his deputies convened for a second day on Friday in an ongoing bid to appoint the country's new judicial leadership.
The choice of Supreme Court President is to be made from six current vice presidents: Angeliki Aliferopoulou, Giorgos Lekkas, Pinelope Zontanou, Iosif Tsalaganidis, Irini Kalou and Dimitra Kokotini.
Three top judicial officials - Iosif Tsalaganidis, Pinelopi Zontanou and Angeliki Aliferopoulou - were short-listed on Thursday for the position of Supreme Court president following a session by Parliament's speaker and his deputies.
The speakers are to convene again on Friday to evaluate candidates for another coveted post: the court's prosecutor.