The Federation of Hellenic Enterprises (SEV) on Thursday said it saw small steps of progress in issues of taxation and the business environment in the draft omnibus bill about to be voted on in parliament, but also serious shortcomings in crucial fields, such as the labour market, that affected economic competitiveness and investments.

In its weekly bulletin on economic developments, SEV said it was against extending a clawback programme in the years 2019-2022 and a reintroduction of a single price for books, while asking for the abolition of a capital tax on property. Referring to labour issues, SEV reiterated its opposition to strengthening an obligatory arbitration in labour disputes.