ATHENS – “Since the beginning of 2020, the government has been facing international external crises, this is a cocktail of crises whose repercussions no government in the world can neutralise,” government spokesperson Yiannis Oikonomou said during a press briefing on Monday.
“The prime minister and our government are implementing targeted measures so that price increases have the smallest impact on households and businesses,” he added.
“In the last four months of 2021, 1.35 billion euros have been allocated to subsidise electricity and gas bills for households, businesses and farmers. In January alone, 400 million euros were spent,” he said, adding that an additional amount will be available in February,”
Oikonomou stressed that the policies aimed at increasing the disposable income of citizens are continuing.
“The government is not watching the problems without intervening,” he said, noting that the disposable income of citizens has risen, unemployment has fallen to 12.7 pct, household and business deposits have increased, the economic climate index was at an all-time high, the economy was recovering and Greece was emerging as a world champion for investments.
Greece, he underlined, is being chosen for investment by global giants, who give a practical vote of confidence in the Greek economy.