Charitsis pledges financial support for quake-stricken islands

The ministry of economy will provide financial assistance to the earthquake victims of Lesvos, Alternate Economy Minister Alexis Charitsis said on Wednesday speaking from Chios, during a visit with European Commissioner for Regional Policy Corina Cretu.

“We will respond immediately, as ministry of economy, to the demands of the local administration by providing the necessary funding so that needs can be met and damages caused by the earthquake in Lesvos can be restored,” he said.

Charitsis and Cretu toured Chios where they presented the initiatives of the European Commission and the ministry to support local economy and boost growth in the islands of the Aegean.