Tsipras: Many Businesses in Hospitality Will Not Survive New Lockdown

November 3, 2020

ATHENS — Main opposition SYRIZA-Progressive Alliance leader Alexis Tsipras on Tuesday met representatives of the Panhellenic Federation of Restaurants and Related Professions and underlined the risk that thousands of businesses in the hospitality sector will close down, with thousands of jobs lost, as a result of the new restrictions imposed to contain the spread of the pandemic.

They also discussed the support measures provided by the government, while Tsipras underlined that this is not petty politics, but a just demand and response to the needs of a great part of the Greek economy.

He also said that many companies in this sector will not be able to survive the new lockdown.

Tsipras noted that more than 45,000 companies across the country at this time were shutting down their operations, some completely while others will continue to provide delivery and take away services, adding that "we must realize that we are facing the danger of many thousands of padlocks for small and medium-sized businesses and tens of thousands of jobs lost."


ANKARA - Turkey's swiveling between offering diplomacy or gunboats and demands that Greece take troops off its islands near Turkey's coast is roiling the waters between the countries and plans to hunt for energy.

Top Stories

United States

I’ve only ‘met’ Zaferios G Caragianades once in the pages of history.


Ambassador Dimitrios Tsikouris (JD, MA) has a 36-year-long career in the Greek Diplomatic Service with assignments in Germany, the United Nations, New Orleans, Washington, DC, NATO Defense College in Rome, Italy, Iran, Belgium, Indonesia, Malaysia, and ASEAN.


ATHENS – Growing violence on Greek campuses will be dealt with, Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis said in a pledge to root out offenders who are allowed to stay in school despite causing problems.


Jill Biden: I Didn’t Expect “Healing Role” as First Lady

LAS VEGAS — Her husband campaigned to help unite the country, but Jill Biden says "healing" a nation wounded by a deadly pandemic, natural and other disasters and deep political polarization is among her chief roles as first lady, too.