By Panagiotis E. Petrakis
On June three, 2015, the Greek Parliamentary price range place of work, the nationwide and Kapodistrian collage of Athens, the Democritus college of Thrace, and the collage of Peloponnese subsidized a world convention to deal with medium- and long term progress in Greece. This assortment provides the most powerful papers at the stipulations required to restore and hold financial progress. top specialists disguise virtually each significant factor pointed out within the most up-to-date literature, from demographic matters and recommendations for export technique to the necessity for innovation and structural reform. the mix of qualitative and quantitative techniques to assessing current stipulations make this ground-breaking assortment a precious source for quite a few teachers, specialist economists, and monetary coverage practitioners planting the seeds of Greece's future.
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