On Wednesday, at the fourth pre-conference meeting in Herakleion, Crete, New Democracy leader Kyriakos Mitsotakis presented his party’s proposal to restart the Greek economy.
“The country needs a national reconstruction plan,” he said and noted the need to cut taxation, reduce the unified property tax (ENFIA) particularly for vulnerable citizens, and presented the “Second Chance” program, that would allow healthy businesses to secure debt relief.
“Restarting the economy will be achieved through, production, entrepreneurship and investments, by reducing the tax burden on businesses, by improving the business environment, as well as a range of targeted interventions in value added industries,” he said.
Mitsotakis said his party aims to increase private investments by 100 billion euros over five years, so that they eventually reach 20 percent of the GDP.
Other targets include increasing exports by more than 40 percent of GDP, achieving economic growth of 4 percent of GDP and creating at least 120,000 new jobs in the private sector every year.