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Greek Gov’t should take focused support measures, says Parliament Budget Office

The Greek government should take focused support measures with a temporary duration, the Parliament’s Budget Office said in its quarterly report released on Thursday. The Budget Office said that these measures should be temporary, focused and funding by additional current revenue so that they do not burden the public debt. …

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Greece’s Gov’t mulls new support plan as anger over energy prices grows

Alerted by the citizens’ anger over the energy prices and the increasing cost of living the conservative government is promising to come up with a new national support plan for the benefit of households and businesses. The plan is expected to be implemented in June. The national plan will be …

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Gov’t holds resources in reserve for future support packages, says Greece’s FinMin

The government is holding on to resource reserves for possible future use, given the high level of uncertainty at present, Finance Minister Christos Staikouras said on Friday. Speaking to state broadcaster ERT1, Staikouras was asked whether there will be additional support measures for households and businesses after the end of …

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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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PM Mitsotakis: Support “measures measured in the measure of reality”

Following the current trend of “sloppy chic” of Zelensky and Macron, Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis announced on Wednesday afternoon a package of support measures worth 1.1 billion euros to relief low-incomers, farmers and small businesses heavily affected by the soaring energy prices. The measures will benefit 3,200,000 low-income household but …

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Greece supports Ukraine’s EU prospects, says PM Mitsotakis

Greece’s Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis expressed his support to Ukraine’s European prospects on Monday after the appeal of Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy for immediate European Union membership. “Full solidarity with President Zelenskyy and the people of Ukraine. We welcome Ukraine’s EU choice; they are one of us,”  Mitsotakis said in …

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Greek PM promises immediate aid to fire victims, apologizes half-hearten

With half-hearten “apologies” Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis addressed the nation on Monday evening promising measures and support to the fire-stricken people and destroyed eocnomies. He apologized over possible failures in tackling devastating blazes, said that those responsible will be held to account that burned areas will be reforested and …

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EU Commission approves €800 million for Greece’s tourism sector affected by pandemic

The European Commission approved an 800-million-euro Greek program for the support of tourism businesses that have been affected by the coronavirus outbreak. The scheme was approved based on the temporary framework for the EU state members support, a European Commission’s announcement said on Tuesday. EU vice president Margrethe Vestager in …

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Gov’t to financially support fire stricken citizens in Corinth and Attica

Interior Minister Stelios Petsas announced on Sunday an immediate economic support of 600 euros to the fire stricken citizens in the region of Corinth and western Attica for their first needs Additional aid of up to 6,000 euros for household appliances is yobe given, after the recording of the damages. …

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Benaki Museum to auction online art works, raise funds for its survival

The Benaki Museum in Athens is fighting for its survival due to the imposed closure s part of the measures to contain the coronavirus pandemic in Greece had led to a monthly loss of revenue totaling about 400,000 euros. To respond to the crisis, The Benaki Museum Fundraising & Development …

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Greece’s state injection of 120-million-euros to Aegean Airlines

The Greek government will support Aegean Airlines with 120 million euros to help the private company come through the effects of the pandemic, the government spokesman announced on Monday. Greek government spokesman Stelios Petsas announced on Monday during his usual press briefing that the government would soon be awarding 120 …

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Greece’s PM Mitsotakis express full support to Macron after Erdogan’s insults

Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis has expressed his full support and solidarity to Emmanuel Macron following the insults by Turkey’s Recep Tayyip Erdogan against the French President. “Personal insults against President Macron and hate speech targeting France by the Turkish leadership is unacceptable, fuels religious hatred and undermines peaceful coexistence,” …

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Greek FinMin: €10 bn in support measures for the domestic market

The Greek government will disburse around 10 billion euros to the domestic market in the next few months in support measures to deal with the consequences of the pandemic, Finance Minister Christos Staikouras said on Monday. He added that “the longer the crisis lasts on a global, European and national …

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