THESSALONIKI, Greece (AP) — Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras says the Greek economy is turning around and will no longer be under the supervision of the country's creditors in 2018.
Speaking Saturday at the opening of the 82nd Thessaloniki International Fair in Greece's second-largest city, Tsipras said the Greek economy will grow in 2017 after a 9-year recession. He said jobs are growing at the fastest pace since 2001 and foreign investor interest is growing.
To back up that point, Tsipras said a French businessman accompanying French President Emmanuel Macron on his 2-day visit to Greece this week told him that Grexit — the likelihoood of the deeply-indebted country leaving the 19-nation eurozone — has become Grinvestment.
Tsipras says "I am certain that, this time next year, (creditor) supervision will have ended."