During new year’s celebration of the Greek-German Chamber of Commerce and Industry on 25.01.2019 in Athens, Mr. Norbert Barthle, new delegate of the Chancellor for the Greek-German Assembly, characterized great success for Greece the completion of the program last year and declared further that there are significant perspectives for the Greek economy, referring particularly to the financing of small and midsize enterprises. With regard to the significance of the works of the Greek-German Assembly, he stressed goal would be the upgrade of the relations between the two countries through the dynamic of the Greek-German network of municipalities and regions with practical co-operations. In the discussion with Mr. Barthle, the vice president of the opposition party Nea dimokratia, Mr. Kostis Hatzidakis, referring to a bunch of measures, suggested the reduction of the tax rates from 29% to 24% in the first year and to 20% in the second year in the case of a government by his party. The president of the Greek-German Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Mr. Michalis Maillis stressed that the country has the immediate need for an investment shock, which would lead the economy to real track of growth. The General Director of the Greek-German Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Dr. Athanasios Kelemis, from his point of view, highlighted that the Greek-German Chamber of Commerce and Industry, as a contribution to the general efforts for fighting brain drain as well as unemployment of young people, is investing systematically in the area of dual professional education, which in the long term has a positive impact for stimulating competiveness of the Greek economy. In the framework of these efforts, as he mentioned, priority had the establishment of the Educational Centre of the Greek-German Chamber of Commerce and Industry in Athens, the “DUAL Hellas”, which has as scope the direct connection of theoretical education with the labor market.
(MStR Law, active member and sponsor of the Greek-German Chamber of Commerce and Industry, active member of the working groups for legal issues, for energy and for human resources)