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FinMin holds meetings on 'opening' closed professions

Δημοσίευση 14 Ιανουαρίου 2011, 10:08 / Ανανεώθηκε 27 Ιουνίου 2013, 14:55
FinMin holds meetings on 'opening' closed professions
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Finance minister George Papaconstantinou had a series of meetings with other ministers on Thursday to discuss the issue of "opening" the so-called closed-shop professions

Finance minister George Papaconstantinou had a series of meetings with other ministers on Thursday to discuss the issue of "opening" the so-called closed-shop professions

Among the ministers he held discussions with were Infrastructure, Transport and Networks minister Dimitris Reppas, Environment, Energy and Climate Change minister Tina Birbili, and Justice minister Haris Kastanidis, as well as representatives of the Technical Chamber of Greece (TEE).

FinMin: Draft bill on liberalisation of professions next week

Finance Minister George Papaconstantinou, addressing an event by the Athens-based ISTAME think tank on Thursday, said the Cabinet will review a draft bill next week on the long-sought liberalisation of all so-called "closed" professions in the country.

He added that the bill will anticipate an across-the-board elimination of most current restrictions in various professions and vocations in the country, "without exception".

European Union Commissioner Michel Barnier, the main speaker at the event, criticised international credit rating firms, while favouring new regulations for their operation and even the establishment of new firms in the sector.