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Gov't promises fast-track tourism investments, amid negative WSJ article

Δημοσίευση 30 Δεκεμβρίου 2010, 10:51 / Ανανεώθηκε 27 Ιουνίου 2013, 14:55
Gov't promises fast-track tourism investments, amid negative WSJ article
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Deputy Minister of Culture & Tourism Giorgos Nikitiadis on Wednesday issued a response to a same-day Wall Street Journal article entitled “Golf in Greece: A Byzantine Ordeal”, which referred to the red tape plaguing tourism investments in the country.

Deputy Minister of Culture & Tourism Giorgos Nikitiadis on Wednesday issued a response to a same-day Wall Street Journal article entitled “Golf in Greece: A Byzantine Ordeal”, which referred to the red tape plaguing tourism investments in the country.

Nikitiadis told ANA-MPA that the article “is not unfounded and most of what is mentioned is true. However, they concern a Greece that is changing. Major upsets are taking place in Greece, among them, the adoption of laws that help to accelerate investments.”

Referring specifically to the sector of golf courses and resorts, the focus of the respected US daily's article, Nikitiadis stressed that his ministry has already gathered the necessary information and that a meeting with competent authorities able to assist in the sector’s development will be held soon.

He also referred to initiatives undertaken for the promotion of tourism and other investments, focusing on the Fast Track Investment law that will allow long-delayed investments to be completed in a very short period of time.