Mitsotakis Set to Roll Out More COVID-19 Help Measures

ATHENS – With Greece in an unexpected second wave of COVID-19, Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis will announce relief measures for people who've taken a hard economic hit.

Those will be announced during his Sept. 12-13 appearance in Thessaloniki where the international fair was canceled this year because of the Coronavirus, the venue being where Greek leaders make major policy plans known.

Government spokesman Stelios Petsas told SKAI TV that one of the measures being considered is the reduction of social security contributions and the hated property tax surcharge known as ENFIA along with a plan to abolish a solidarity tax in which people have money taken from their checks to help others in need.

Earlier, the government paid out 17.5 billion euros ($20.64 billion) in financial aid to workers and businesses closed during a lockdown that lasted nearly 10 weeks but there were no reports they would be getting more.

That's despite the government set to get 32 billion euros ($37.74 billion) in loans and grants from the European Union to help deal with the economic effect of the still-lingering pandemic for this year.


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