Development, Competitiveness and Shipping Minister Mihalis Chryssohoidis held talks on Tuesday with Horst Reichenbach, the head of a special task force set up by the European Commission to help Greece accelerate implementation of Community-financed projects and to speed up absorption of EU funds.
The meeting focused on the technical assistance the task force can provide for the speeding up of the National Strategic Reference Framework (ESPA), with emphasis on the restarting of major projects and the implementation of projects in programmes presenting low absorption rates.
Chryssohoidis, after presenting Reichenbach with the operational plan the government is already implementing for ESPA as well as the results that it has produced regarding the release of funds, the exclusion of dead projects and the inclusion of new ones, said that "the Task Force can contribute decisively to us bringing even better results in the struggle we are waging for the utilisation of ESPA and the creation of a new growth model in the country."