Measures to expand, speed up strategic investments
The Economy and Development Ministry plans to submit a bill by the end of the year that will expand the criteria needed for an investment to be considered “strategic.” The government also intends to improve communication between competent ministries that issue the necessary permits for the implementation of a strategic investments, by setting up a coordinating body consisting of the general secretaries of ministries. trade relations between Greece and China were the focus of talks during a visit by China’s new ambassador to Greece, Zhang Qiyue, to the Piraeus Chamber of Commerce and Industry on Monday. Other issues that were addressed were the entry of Greek shipping equipment companies in the Chinese market, cooperation between OLP owner Cosco and enterprises in Piraeus, tapping into local know-how on shipping, rejuvenating the domestic shipbuilding and ship repair markets, increasing tourism flows and the presentation of the Maritime Hellas cluster. The ambassador described Greece’s biggest port as “the Head of the Dragon” and the “crown” of Greek-Chinese cooperation.