Austrian Economy Minister Reinhold Mitterlehner announced Monday the existence, since September 15, of a Greek government letter requesting from the Austrian side the provision of know-how for the Greek economy's recovery, to which there has already been an immediate positive response from himself.
The Austrian minister will send to Athens soon a group of experts who are the associates of three organisations (that are subject to the Finance Ministry and aiming at the improvement of the economic intersection, Austria) and who will participate with their advisory capacity in the effort to strengthen the Greek economy's competitiveness.
Mitterlehner said the strengthening of the Greek economy is, in his view, more important than the "all the more new austerity programmes" and that the focus of discussions must move from the austerity efforts to the warming of growth.