x

Economy

Stampoulidis: “Click Away” and “Click Inside” the Only Model for the Market to Operate

February 1, 2021

ATHENS — "There is no other model for the market to operate except click away and click inside," the general secretary of Commerce and Consumer Protection Panagiotis Stampoulidis said on Monday in an intervew with public broadcaster ERT1.

He explained that click away was successfully implemented before the holidays, in some industries, so it came back while click inside started, especially for businesses such as clothing, shoe stores and bookstores, in order for businesses to operate and to meet the needs of consumers.

"Retail represents 40 pct of public revenues, so we found a balance that on the one hand reduces the mobility of citizens on the streets and on the other hand keeps businesses open," he said and added:

"There is no other way at this time to keep a balance between the operation of the market and compliance with the restrictive measures for Covid-19."

"We believe that people will restrict unnecessary movements in order for the measures to work and for us to return to normalcy. So we will continue this until the end of the month, to see how click inside will work," Stampoulidis said.

"We will see how things go this week and towards the end of the week, possibly, we will reconsider some activities. We should all be very careful and protect what we have achieved so far," concluded Stampoulidis.

 

RELATED

ATHENS - Amid complaints that letting rich foreigners qualify for Greek Golden Visas by buying property has dried up supplies and driven up rents and purchase prices, more investors want to take advantage of putting money in bank deposits.

Top Stories

Columnists

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

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

1 of 2 Abducted Louisiana Children is Found Dead in Mississippi after Their Mother is Killed

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — A Louisiana woman was found dead in her home Thursday, and her two young daughters were abducted and found hours later in Mississippi — one dead and the other alive, police said.

GELSENKIRCHEN, Germany  — Jude Bellingham scored to give England a winning start at the European Championship by beating Serbia 1-0 on Sunday.

BALTIMORE  — Gunnar Henderson hit his eighth leadoff homer of the season, and three more Orioles also went deep off Zack Wheeler to help Baltimore beat the Philadelphia Phillies 8-3 on Sunday.

OBBÜRGEN, Switzerland  — Nearly 80 countries called Sunday for the “territorial integrity” of Ukraine to be the basis for any peace agreement to end Russia’s two-year war, though some key developing nations at a Swiss conference did not join in.

ATHENS - Four years after the COVID-19 pandemic shut international travel and kept tourists away from Greece, the government now wants  to limit how many cruise ships can dock at popular islands because there are too many tourists.

Enter your email address to subscribe

Provide your email address to subscribe. For e.g. [email protected]

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