Greece can cofinance 95 percent of reconstruction work, says EU’s Cretu

“We stand side by side with the Greek people in such difficult moments. We have a permanent dialogue with the Greek authorities and, through the services of the DG Regio, we provide the necessary assistance in order to speed up the procedure [...]

European Investment Bank to help improve civil protection in Greece

Alternate Economy Minister Alexis Charitsis has contacted the head of the European Investment Bank (EIB) Werner Hoyer and asked for financial assistance in coping with the aftermath of the deadly fires in eastern Attica, as well as help in developing [...]

Bank of Greece bank account opens in support of fire victims

A special account has been opened at the Bank of Greece for donations in support of fire victims, said government spokesman Dimitris Tzanakopoulos on Wednesday. The bank account (23/2341195169 with IBAN GR4601000230000002341195169) and will [...]

Complete set of measures unveiled for Attica fire victims

Government spokesman Dimitris Tzanakopoulos unveiled on Wednesday a complete set of measures for fire victims after a crisis meeting chaired by Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras. The measures are grouped into three categories: A) Measures for the [...]

Cyprus government to give 10 million euros to aid Attica fire victims

A Cyprus cabinet meeting chaired by Cyprus President Nicos Anastasiades on Wednesday decided that the Cyprus government will give 10 million euros to aid victims of the deadly Attica fires. Cyprus government spokesman Prodromos Prodromou said [...]

Bank of Greece: Greek bank deposits up 7.5 pct in June

Bank deposits by Greek enterprises and households grew by 1.35 billion euros in June, totaling 129.4 billion euros, up 7.5 pct compared with the same month last year, the Bank of Greece said on Wednesday. In a monthly report, the central bank [...]

Growth strategy focuses on recovery of incomes, report says

A recovery of incomes is the basic principle of the government’s Growth Strategy and a necessary condition to boost demand, raise investments and the recovery of the economy. A demand for “Fair Growth” is a strategic choice [...]

Greece unveils initial measures for fire victims

The Greek government unveiled on Tuesday a series of immediate measures to help fire victims. Government spokesman Dimitris Tzanakopoulos said that in a meeting chaired by Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras there was an assessment of the situation [...]

Home owners hurt from fires relieved of 2018 ENFIA tax bill

Deputy Finance Minister Katerina Papanatsiou said on Tuesday that home owners who saw their property destroyed in the fires that burned through Attica will be relieved of their 2018 ENFIA property tax. Other measures aimed at helping those that [...]

Greek state budget showed primary surplus of 635 million euros in H1

Greek state budget recorded a primary surplus of 635 million euros in the first half of 2018, from a budget target for a primary deficit of 465 million euros and a primary surplus of 1.936 billion euros in the same period last year, the Finance [...]