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Staikouras: 4,160 Greek Enterprises Applied for the Gefyra II Programme

ATHENS — More than 4,000 enterprises have already applied for the Gefyra II programme offering state subsidies for business loans, Finance Minister Christos Staikouras said on Friday.

The Greek FinMin said that a total of 4,160 individual entities had finalised their applications to the new programme by Thursday, of which 2,468 were very small enterprises, 1,147 were self-employed individuals or single-person companies, 479 were small enterprises and 66 were medium-sized enterprises. The closing date for applications to join the programme is May 9.

Gefyra II will subsidise business loan tranches for a period of eight months, covering up to 90 pct of monthly tranches.

The ministry has already paid subsidies worth 96 million euros, since last November, for mortgage loans included in the Gefyra I programme.

 

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