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26 February, 2002
Finance Minister Nikos Christodoulakis on Monday urged German investors to seize business opportunities in Greece, especially ahead of the 2004 Olympics to be hosted by Athens.
Addressing the Frankfurt Chamber of Trade and Industry, the minister said that Greek markets were being deregulated, incentives were available for business and investment, and the Olympics offered scope for new projects.
Christodoulakis identified key investment opportunities in telecoms, energy, tourism, new technology, privatization, renewable energy and Olympics-related projects.
Greece could also act as a launch pad for investments in southeastern Europe, he added.
The minister held private meetings with 16 German executives whose firms already operate in Greece.
He also met executives of Deutsche Bank, a strategic investor in Athens-quoted EFG Eurobank Ergasias, owned by the Latsis shipping, banking and oil group.
Source: Athens News Agency