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Progress after one year of Task Force for Greece

One year ago the Task Force for Greece was created by EC President Barroso at the request of Greek authorities. Today it coordinates an extensive portfolio of technical assistance projects covering 10 policy domains, namely: 1) acceleration of EU-funded projects 2) access to finance 3) public administration reform 4) budget and taxation 5) anti-corruption 6) business environment 7) public health 8) reform of the judiciary 9) migration, asylum and borders 10) labour market and social security. Around 20 Member States are currently providing technical assistance.

EC Communication: Growth for Greece

The Communication provides details on how EU funds will be used to provide loans and guarantees for SMEs in Greece (€ 4 billion ) and describes measures necessary for growth like facilitating and promoting exports, modernising and simplifying the regulatory environment, preparing state owned companies for privatisation and modernising sectors like energy and transport.

Greek PM sends letter to EC President Barroso

Dear President Barroso,

Following our very fruitful meeting on 29 February 2012 and your subsequent letter of 6 March 2012, and in view of the forthcoming European Commission Communication, I would like to address some of the key issues we have been discussing that can significantly contribute to supporting growth and employment in Greece.

Second quarterly report of the Task Force for Greece

The second report of the Task Force for Greece was published today. The report outlines the organization and coordination of technical assistance (TA) by the Task Force and depicts areas where TA may be needed in the future. One major chapter of the report focuses on the use of cohesion funds to support growth and job creation. In the chapter on the acceleration of cohesion policy projects, the report presents a number of positive developments and outlines remaining challenges.

First quarterly report of the Task Force for Greece

Full press release below: First quarterly report of Commission's Task Force for Greece shows cautious optimism Brussels, 17 November 2011 - In addition to fiscal consolidation as an important first step on Greece's long road to recovery, the country has also begun a programme of profound structural reform and work towards a more efficient public administration. Following the economic adjustment programme the Greek government has taken some important first steps in this direction over the past 18 months.

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