Tr. Alexiadis: The government has earmarked about 1.5 billion euros in EU funds to support digital economy

The government has earmarked about 1.5 billion euros in EU funds to support programs for the digital economy, as part of its efforts to stem Greece’s brain-drain, Deputy Economy Minister for NSRF Issues Alexis Charitsis said on Wednesday at the first Facebook “Boost your Business” event in Athens.

“Funds of up to about 1.5 billion euros have been earmarked in the new NSRF programs for the digital economy,” he said. “Any talk concerning growth and transforming the economy, restructuring the productive base and redistributing wealth, has in its core the urgent need to deal with this issue,” he added.

Charitsis said all activities are electable in the new programs, either they concern supporting start-ups, new researchers and research in Greece, or the reforming of the public sector.