Samaras: Unemployment the most cruel enemy of society

Unemployment is the most insidious and cruel enemy of society and undermines the dreams of the youth, Prime Minister Antonis Samaras said at the governing council for employment on Monday.

According to AMNA, Samaras made clear that it (unemployment) should not be treated with wishful thinking and stated his determination for government action as the country is entering a recovery process.

“For the first time, the GDP is seen rising after 24 quarters while 770,000 new jobs are expected to have been added by 2020,” Samaras stressed.

The prime minister called on the members of the governing council of employment to heed their recommendations in the next meeting, to be held in October, and to come up with a single proposal.

On his part, Labour Minister Yiannis Vroutsis referred to the setting up of a special business register for consistent businesses. These businesses will have benefits such as less audits and possible reduced contributions.