E-Commerce Doubled in Greece During the Pandemic

ATHENS — E-commerce doubled within a year in Greece during the pandemic, Charlotte Hogg, Chief Executive Officer of Visa Europe said on Thursday during a fireside chat with journalist Giorgos Evgenidis at the Delphi Economic Forum based at Zappeion Hall.

Hogg said that Greece was one of the first European countries to raise the limit on contactless payments in the earliest phase of the pandemic, while it would be helpful if the limit was further raised to approach the daily limit of an average person's transactions (food, drink, transport and shopping).

The Visa executive also said that there were nearly zero fraud cases during the pandemic through card transactions. Noting she was impressed by Greece's speedy digital transition, she also said that Visa is collaborating with the government and supporting the national recovery plan "Greece 2.0".

The international conference of May 10-15 is under the aegis of President of the Hellenic Republic Katerina Sakellaropoulou, and Athens-Macedonian News Agency is a communications sponsor (see www.amna.gr/delphi-VI).


The continuation of the pandemic continues to raise hurdles in forecasting the short-term trend of the country's Gross Domestic Product, but based on available data the Greek GDP is expected to rise by 5,2% in the first half of 2022 (7% in the first quarter and 3.

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