Peloni: Gov’t Supports Businesses and Employees During the Transition Period

ATHENS — Government spokesperson Aristotelia Peloni, continuing a press briefing on Thursday, referred to the support of businesses and employees during the transition period: "The country has entered a period of transition to the new normality that will gradually take us to dynamic economic growth. For this period, the government is launching new actions to support businesses and workers that need it "so that no one isleft behind," she said.Regarding vaccinations, Peloni said that the 'Eleftheria' vaccine rollout programme was continuing in the same exemplary manner and also speeding up. She said the number of vaccinations performed in Greece reached 4,615 million on Wednesday, with 1,709 million people having received both doses of the vaccine.

"[There are] 1,517 vaccination centres currently operating and over the next days they will increase further with the participation of the private sector and the addition of vaccination centres on the islands. On Friday, the vaccination appointment platform for all four available vaccines will open for ages 40 to 44 and the vaccination platform for the 35-39 age group will follow," she said.

According to Peloni, it is currently estimated that over 5,600,000 vaccinations will have been performed by the end of May, with 2 million people having had both doses.

She also announced that the "Blue Freedom" programme for the vaccination of all adults over 18 that live or work on islands has begun on an additional 19 islands, while it has already been completed on 40 islands and will be completed for 27 more islands next week.


ATHENS – In the aftermath of the latest violations of the Prespa Agreement that established ‘North Macedonia’ as the official name of Greece’s northern neighbor – its newly elected president insists she has a personal right to call her country ‘Macedonia’, contrary to the ‘erga omnes’ provision of the agreement which calls for ‘North Macedonia’ to be used in all contexts – the West is once again struggling to understand what the latest Balkan dispute is all about.

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