Israeli Investors Urged to Look at Greece

Greece is being marketed to businesspeople in Israel as an investment destination, as a new chamber of commerce works to build ties between the two states.

A delegation from Greece was in Tel Aviv this week at a presentation arranged by the Israel-Greece Chamber of Commerce and Industry.

The chamber says its role “is to strengthen the ties between the business and social communities in the two countries, while at the same time helping Israeli companies become acquainted with their Greek counterparts and explore and expand their operations in Greece”.

Greek newspaper Kathimerini reported that 200 entrepreneurs gathered in Tel Aviv to hear a trio of senior Greek officials put the case for investing in the EU state.

Digital Policy Minister Nikos Pappas, Alternate Economy Minister Alexis Haritsis and senior economic adviser Giorgos Tsipras said the Athens government was working on cutting bureaucracy and other barriers to investment.

The chamber said it renewed its activities in 2017 to “raise awareness among business people, companies, entrepreneurs, and economic and cultural organizations about the importance of maintaining economic ties and business cooperation between Israel and Greece”.