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1.3 million households to benefit from heating allowance

A Joint Ministerial Decision which will specify the requirements for the heating allowance which will start to be paid a few while before Christmas and will conclude at the end of April 2023 will be issued this week. The total amount to be allocated reaches 500 mln euros along with …

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Gov’t support: Heating subsidy, one-off allowance, subsidy for farmers, breeders

Two days after Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis announced  at the International Fair of Thessaloniki a series of support measures for the society and some professional sectors amid the energy crisis, Finance Minister Christos Staikouras specified the measures on Monday morning. Top on the agenda of government support and the society …

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Greek PM announces raise of minimum wage, unemployment benefit

Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis finally announced the much anticipated increase of the minimum wage as well as an increase of the unemployment allowance. “My decision today addresses the low-incomers and the unemployed,” he said in his televised message. The PM’s pre-Easter gift on Holy Wednesday is 50 euros more per …

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Support measures: Subsidies with the dropper against soaring prices

Finance Minister Christos Staikouras announced the details of the four new support measures to households and businesses. The 3-month package with a total cost of 1.1 billion euros for some 3,200,000 includes a one-off allowance of 200 euros, subsidy for fuel and electricity bills. The package aims to strengthen mainly …

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2,000-euro birth allowance for Greek families and Non-EU nationals

With overwhelming majority the Greek Parliament approved the draft law awarding a one-off benefit of 2,000 euros for every child born in Greece as of January 1, 2020. The allowance will be paid in two equal installments of 1,000 euros in the first and sixth month after the birth. Eligible …

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UPD Outrage as wealthy SYRIZA minister Antonopoulou receives 12,000 rental allowance

Alternate Labor Minister Rania Antonopoulou is in the middle of a scandal as she has been receiving a rental allowance of 12,000 euros per year. The allowance has been approved in September 2015, ever since she was appointed Minister in the Greek government. This is a normal procedure if the …

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“Heating allowance”: Austerity mind-set thinks poor Greeks freeze less in the South

This year’s ‘heating allowance’ for the poor and the needy will be cut by 50%. The total amount from the state budget will drop from €210 million last winter down to just €105 million. Blame the austerity, the bailout programs, the prior actions  and the shortage of liquidity. In the …

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Unemployment Benefit Goes Down to Ridiculous €359 per Month

Greece rushed to obey to its lenders dictates ahead the Eurogroup meeting on Thursday afternoon. Just a couple of hours earlier the Ministries of Finance and Labour had hastily signed an agreement that the unemployment benefit will undergo reductions of 22% as the minimum wages. Unemployed Greeks will receive (ridiculous) €359 per …

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Greeks Queue For Jobless Allowance… Just €460 per Month

After two days of strikes in public sector Greeks rushed to state banks and unemployment offices. Payday! Where pensions and unemployment allowance are paid on certain days of the month. Older neighbors reported that they had to wait 2-3 hours to get their pensions, in the average 600 EUR. But worst …

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Jobless Allowance Increases at 7.25 euro

This is a real great news in times of austerity, recession and depression! A great relief for all jobless in Greece. The monthly allowance for unemployed is to increase from 454.25 to 461.5 euro. The amazing amount of €7.25 more per month can supply the jobless with one chicken and a …

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