It happened yesterday Monday 18 -1- 2021 INTERNET EVENT - DISCUSSION on the issues of economy and development with the bodies of the Regional Unit of Kozani, organized by the Prefectural Committee of SYRIZA - PS Kozani
The event that took place with the participation of the Head of Development & Investments of SYRIZA-PS & Messinia MP Alexis Haritsis, of An. Head of Development & Heraklion MP Harry Mamoulaki, of An. Head of Development & Fthiotida MP Giannis Sarakiotis, and the Member of Parliament for Kozani of SYRIZA - PS Kalliopis Vetta and the participation of representatives of local bodies, Sarri Nikos President of the Kozani Chamber, Dragatsika Thanasis President of the Kozani Chamber of Commerce, Delikosta Michalis President of the Commercial Association of Ptolemaida, Basina Giannis President of the Kozani Catering Association, Kalfa Panagiotis President of the Association of Entertainment Venues & Eordea Catering, Palioura Sandras Representative of the Association of Gym Owners of Western Macedonia, Adam Lefteris President of the Kozani Labor Center, Tsilfidi Tasou, President of the Ptolemaida Labor Center, Adamidis George, President of GENOP - PPC, while the coordinator of NE Kozani of SYRIZA - PS Costas Passalidis greeted the participants and invited them to participate in the discussion that will be organized in the framework of the upcoming Prefectural Conference.
In the introductory discussion, the MP from Kozani presented the problems of the prefecture and emphasized the very successful mobilization - with the motorway - organized by the representatives of the business world, which showed the way and how solutions can be found.
It was pointed out that the prefecture of Kozani faces serious problems as it is 6ος in population decline from its census 2011 prefecture of the country, has consistently high unemployment for the last 20 years and is consistently in the first places among the counties of the country.
We were informed by the President of the Chamber that 19.000 citizens of the prefecture of Kozani are registered in the OAED unemployment registers and are looking for work
All participants noted that with de-ligation, are expected to be lost altogether over 18.000 jobs in the prefecture, and only she "runs" normally, while for the next day the planning does not go ahead either, let alone the implementation of the necessary projects to address the negative consequences for the economy and society of the region
The pandemic and in 1The wave and in 2The "Hit" the prefecture harder than in the country as a whole. Prolonged lockdown leads to the destruction of small and medium-sized businesses and boosts unemployment, especially in the Municipality of Eordea which is still under severe restrictive measures.
Representatives of restaurants and gyms expressed the despair of entrepreneurs in the industry, as business support measures are from non-existent to insufficient
The representatives of the Development Sector & Of SYRIZA - PS, informed about the positions of the party and in particular the need to convert the repayable advance into a non-repayable, the need not just to suspend the implementation of the new bankruptcy law, but of his withdrawal, the need to address the accumulated private debt created in the crisis with installments and forecast its impairment, to cover the contributions of entrepreneurs while their businesses are closed, the need to establish an unseized business account, the reduction of the tax advance etc..
The government of ND, with debt settled to 2030 and while having their own airbag 37 billion. of SYRIZA, moves in his logic by seeing and making and effective measures, Alexis Haritsis underlined the risk of the crisis acquiring structural features. The destruction of small and medium-sized enterprises is not an accident or a failure, but a plan that is in progress, concluded.
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