ELSTAT’s official figures on the growth in 2021 that reached 8.3 percent “is a good defence line against the difficulties we are facing due to the price hikes,” underlined Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis after his meetings with the workers at Neorion Shipyards, at the Ermoupolis Town Hall, the Chamber of Commerce of Cyclades and the regional unit of Syros.
“I come at a difficult and also interesting conjucture. The challenges that the whole planet is facing from the tragic geopolitical developments in Ukraine are known. However, I am also optimistic that we will be able, as a country and as an economy, to overcome this temporary turbulence,” the premier said.
He also appeared optimistic about the course of tourism: “I do not believe that there will be serious consequences for tourism from the developments in Ukraine. All the early figures are very encouraging and we are looking forward to a very good tourist season”.