Social handout to be deposited on Dec 15, Labour minister says

The social handout will be deposited in the bank accounts of beneficiaries on December 15, Labour Minister Efi Achtsioglou said on Wednesday in statements to Real FM radio.

The handout to low-income households and pensioners is a result of Greece’s exceeding its primary surplus target.

Regarding the negotiations with Greece’s lenders, who are currently in Athens, Achtsioglou said that they are rapidly moving forward and a staff level agreement will soon be reached.

“It will be a rapid programme review, paving the way for the specification of the measures on the debt and the completion of the adjustment program in August 2018,” she underlined.