PM Mitsotakis promises new measures to support families after the elections

Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis on Thursday announced that the government is planning a series of measures to support families after the European elections, as well as action to lower the high cost of housing. The prime minister was speaking during an interview with journalist Nikos Hatzinikolaou during the “Demographic 2024 – A National Priority” Summit at the Acropolis Museum.

“Getting results with the demographic problem requires patience and a lot of time. There are no magical solutions,” he said.

Mitsotakis confirmed that the readjustment of all its policies in order to support young families was a top priority for the government. He pointed out that the government has only recently increased the childbirth benefit to 2,400 euros, which has actually been backdated to 2023, and underlined the impressive success of the “My Housing” programme, as well as the tax incentives given to counteract low birth rates.

He said that closer cooperation with the private sector is also being launched, in order to provide greater incentives for those who want to start a family. The prime minister made sure to point out that government policy primarily aims to support working mothers, noting that it was these women who primarily make the decision to have children and families, while also highlighting the important role played by grandparents.

Mitsotakis stated that government policy aims to provide all parents with access to nurseries and day-care, whether in the public or private sectors, while highlighting the importance of all-day schools.