Greece to Announce New Support Measures for Businesses

ATHENS — There will be soon a new package of support measures for businesses, Finance Minister Christos Staikouras and Shipping and Island Policy Minister Giannis Plakiotakis said on Monday, while participating in the board meeting of the Piraeus Chamber of Commerce and Industry.

According to a statement from the chamber, "the two ministers analysed the measures already taken to support employees and companies, and stressed that there will soon be a new package of support measures for companies," while the chamber requested the introduction of an additional package of targeted measures in sustainable businesses affected by the pandemic.

Staikouras underlined that "for 2021 we had budgeted measures to support employees and companies amounting to 7.5 billion euros and the measures have already exceeded 11.6 billion euros, while the [cost of all] measures that have been taken so far amounts to 35.6 billion euros.


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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