Since the economic crisis started in 2009, Greece’s GDP has dropped by more than 22 percent. More than half of its youth is unemployed. While there have been numerous short-term fixes proposed, too little attention has been given to the structural reforms which would ensure that Greece can break the cycle of crises and return to economic prosperity.
On 19 May 2015, the Emergency Economic Summit of Greece (EESG) brought together leading economists and reformers to present a plan to implement the much-needed structural reforms. Among the speakers were Nobel Laureate Thomas J. Sargent, Nicholas Economides and the Greek Minister of Finance, Yanis Varoufakis.
The Friedrich Naumann Foundation for Freedom (FNF), the Atlas Network, the Cato Institute together with their local partner organisations KEFIM-Markos Dragoumis and the Greek Liberal Monitor hosted a summit full of ideas on how to restore trust in the economy, to end political favorism and to create a legal and business environment favorable to entrepreneurs and job seekers.
Please follow this link to an in-depth summary of the EESG in English.
Please follow this link to several media reports and articles about the EESG (in English and Greek).