Syriza government has done much since 2015. Many positive steps, most within tight budget restrictions, regarding the strengthening of social rights and institutions, economic recovery and the steady creation of a favorable environment to stimulate production and boost business opportunities. However, there is yet a lot to be done to fully address the causes and consequences of the dire financial crisis.
PM Alexis Tsipras presented yesterday a string of proposals for the next 4 years ahead to snap elections in July 7. These proposals, among others, refer to the bolstering of the economy, the creation of 500,000 jobs, the increase of lower wage by 15% within the next couple of years, the doubling of FDI and the enhancement of exports. In addition to that, the Greek PM presented his plan for the full digitalization of public services as well as for the tax alleviation of small and medium-sized enterprises.
The new package also entails those achievements made by the current government during its 4-year term and the positive steps to tackle the expansive dismantling of the social welfare state and the default of the domestic economy.
It is important to point out that since 2015 the Greek economy has been stabilized and that it is the first time after 10 years of austerity and bailout programs that the Greek people have the chance to choose between two distinctive programs — i.e the progressive one proposed by Syriza party and the neoliberal one proposed by front opposition ND — for the next day in the country.
Below you can find a detailed, comparative information on what Tsipras government has achieved throughout those 4 difficult years.
Author : Dimitris Rapidis