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Petsas: Gov’t measures cover three in four businesses or freelancers

There is no intention to call for a reduction of salaries or pensions because of the coronavirus pandemic emergency, government spokesman Stelios Petsas told Real FM on Wednesday, adding that the government has made plans to May, at which time the government will reasses the current measures. Among those measures to help businesses and the […]

Greek gov’t presents fourth package of economic support measures

Greek Finance Minister Christos Staikouras on Monday presented a new package of eight measures to support enterprises and workers during the month of April, along with raising a supplementary budget by 5.0 billion euros (from 4.0 billion). Presenting the measures, the Greek finance minister said the economic support measures reached 6.8 billion euros so far, […]

Covid-19: Greece Announces Measures to Support Coastal Shipping

The Greek Ministry of Maritime Affairs & Insular Policy on Friday announced a series of measures aimed to support Greek coastal shipping, a sector deeply connected with Greek tourism and which has been hit hard by the coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic. While announcing the measures, Maritime Affairs Minister Yiannis Plakiotakis stressed that Greece’s passenger shipping transportation sector is experiencing a […]

New package of up to 15 billion euros in pipeline

The government is drafting a new batch of measures to support workers and businesses affected by the coronavirus pandemic in addition to what has already been announced and implemented.  According to the prime minister’s chief economic adviser, Alexis Patelis, a new support package of 2-3 billion euros for employers and workers is being prepared for […]

Greek gov’t expands economic support measures

Greek Finance Minister Christos Staikouras on Friday announced a financial support handout worth 600 euros per person through a vocational programme for doctors, lawyers, engineers, etc. and other freelance professionals, budgeted at 180 million euros. In comments made to Thema FM radio station, Staikouras also said that the ministry will announce measures later on Friday […]