Minister: Privatizations Are Greece’s Top Priority
Greece’s three-party coalition government will try to get the economy out of its deep recession by encouraging private investment and making privatizations its “highest priority,” finance minister Yannis Stournaras said Saturday.
“The privatization program aims at attracting important international capital that will be invested mainly in property development and infrastructure,” Stournaras told parliament on the second day of the debate on the new government’s policy platform.
He said the government plans to give priority to 28 privatizations, including the state natural gas, water and betting companies, the development of the former Athens airport, other airports, yacht marinas, the state railways and the sale and leaseback of 28 state properties. The privatization of Public Power Corporation will come at a later stage, Stournaras said.