Thirty five ruling PASOK party MPs on Thursday tabled a question in parliament on the issue of red tape and its consequences on the country’s economic growth.

The question was addressed to Regional Development & Competitiveness Minister Mihalis Chryssohoidis.

The PASOK deputies pointed out that red tape is the enemy of economic growth, healthy entrepreneurship, extroversion, transparency in transactions and the people’s daily life.

They underlined that the system operates in such a way that businesses, the citizens, society and economy are being tormented by hundreds of red tape procedures and despite the steps made for improvement the results remain negative.

The MPs also referred to corruption that is directly linked to the bad organization of the state mechanism, the ineffectiveness of the laws and the need to lift the red tape difficulties that prevent new businesses from being set up.