Achieving this year’s target of 2.8% growth in Greece is difficult, since, regardless of the coronavirus developments in our country, the economy will be affected by the international impacts that are growing daily and which will not be negligible, said Head of the ELIAMEP Crisis Observatory, Dimitris Katsikas in an interview to liberal.gr. After calculating the major impacts on tourism, travel, large scale congresses and business fairs, he estimates that global GDP could fall by more than 1%, which would mean losses of more than $ 1 trillion. Our country’s losses would be even greater if our economy were more internationalized. The country is protected by a structural weakness, its absence from the global production chains, says Dimitris Katsikas.

You may read the whole interview in Greek here