x

Politics

Oikonomou: The Government Continues to Support Society

October 13, 2022

ATHENS – “The government, fully delivering on its pre-election commitments, continues to support society, all social groups and pensioners despite the huge successive external crises. These crises oblige us to move faster, to move quickly in the implementation of our policies in order to soften the impact of high prices on citizens and businesses,” government spokesperson Yiannis Oikonomou said during a press briefing on Thursday.

He referred to the case of pensioners, pointing out that the government is now proceeding with new interventions that will further boost their income. “One in two pensioners will receive at least one additional pension, in total, from the support, while others will receive even larger amounts,” he said.

On the pressure felt by all due to the high prices, he underlined that the government, recognising the problem of international energy prices in time, has developed a series of actions for the relief of consumers and the support of the weakest. “In total, these actions reach 13 billion euros in 2022,” he explained, adding that the government has full knowledge and uses every financial possibility that exists to support society.

Moreover, he noted, the government is also developing initiatives to combat speculation in the market that exacerbates the problem.

RELATED

ATHENS - Coming out of nowhere to rise to third in the world in Blue Flag beaches certified as having pristine waters and conditions, Turkey plans to overtake number one Spain and number two Greece to become first.

Top Stories

Columnists

A pregnant woman was driving in the HOV lane near Dallas.

General News

FALMOUTH, MA – The police in Falmouth have identified the victim in an accident involving a car plunging into the ocean on February 20, NBC10 Boston reported.

General News

NEW YORK – Meropi Kyriacou, the new Principal of The Cathedral School in Manhattan, was honored as The National Herald’s Educator of the Year.

Video

Hawaii’s Mauna Loa Starts to Erupt, Sending Ash Nearby (Video)

HONOLULU — Hawaii's Mauna Loa, the world's largest active volcano, has started to erupt for the first time in nearly four decades, prompting volcanic ash and debris to fall nearby, authorities said Monday.

WASHINGTON, DC – The Modern Greek Studies Program and Hellenic Association of Georgetown University host ‘A Conversation with Acclaimed Actress/Author/Director Mimi Denissi on Art and Cultural Diplomacy’ on Monday, December 5, 5:30-7 PM, in the McGhee Library, room 301, at Georgetown University’s Intercultural Center, 37th and O Streets, N.

ATHENS – The Museum of Cycladic Art exhibition Homecoming: Cycladic Treasures on Their Return Journey runs through October 31, 2023 and has inspired a collection of gifts available now at the museum’s Cycladic Shop, in person and online.

LOS ANGELES — A documentary on House Speaker Nancy Pelosi's life and groundbreaking political career, shot and edited by her daughter, will debut on HBO next month.

Enter your email address to subscribe

Provide your email address to subscribe. For e.g. abc@xyz.com

You may unsubscribe at any time using the link in our newsletter.