ATHENS — SYRIZA has requested more details be provided concerning Microsoft's plan to invest heavily in the Attica region, in a party statement issued on Monday.
The party said that despite favoring investments of this nature and magnitude, especially by Microsoft, it noted that it needs to be made known what exactly will be the amount of direct private capital that the multinational giant will invest in Greece, "when the cost of building a regional data center ranges from 20 to 50 million euros. It added that it also needs to be clarified how will this investment generate a proclaimed 100,000 new jobs.
The party pointed out that more details need also be made available concerning issues that may arise from the digital imprinting of Greece's ancient monuments and cultural heritage, according to current archaeological law.
Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis on Monday announced a new 1 billion-euro Microsoft investment in Greece, speaking alongside the company's CEO Brad Smith in Athens.