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Greece's Growth Rate to Reach 7.5% in 2021 According to New Projections

Finance Minister Christos Staikouras and Alternate Minister Theodoros Skylakakis on Monday brought a draft for the 2021 state budget before Parliament. The plan envisages a robust economic growth rate of 7.5 percent for the next year, and features a series...

Greek Ministry of Finance Will Pay for Coronavirus Vaccinations

Greek Finance Minister Christos Staikouras stated on Thursday that the country has put funding in place to cover the costs associated with the coronavirus vaccine once it becomes available, potentially at the end of this year. Earlier on Thursday, the...

Greece Extends Unemployment, Other Coronavirus-Related Financial Measures

It was announced that a new financial package addressing the many economic ramifications of the ongoing coronavirus pandemic will be presented to Greece's Minister of Finance, Christos Staikouras, on Tuesday. The details of the package include an extension in unemployment...

New Greek Foreign and Finance Ministers Named as Mitsotakis Appoints Cabinet

Newly elected Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis announced his cabinet a few hours after he was sworn in by President Prokopis Pavlpoulos. Prominent New Democracy lawmaker Nikos Dendias was given the key role of foreign minister while Christos Staikouras was appointed...

Greek Finance Ministry Amplifies School and Hospital Heating Funding

The Greek Ministry of Finance announced today that the State Treasury has approved a 51.5 million euro fund packaged to cover the increased heating oil needs of hospitals and schools. The Deputy Minister of Finances, Christos Staikouras, noted that 37.5...

State Bill Payments Still Lagging

The State’s General Accounting Office has paid 4.3 billion euros in overdue bills but still owes 1.4 billion euros to individuals, with some businesses complaining the lag in reimbursements for Value Added Tax (VAT) overcharges and other monies the...

Greece Pays 4.3B Euros in Debts

The Deputy Minister of Finance, Christos Staikouras made an announcement on September 4 regarding the repayment of the outstanding debts equal to 4.3 billion euros by the state. Bureaucracy has slowed the repayment of debts to individuals, as the Ministry...

Greece Still Paying Dead Pensioners

Despite repeated investigations into fraudulent pensions, Greece is still paying 2,260 dead people, more than six months after the benefits were supposed to have been stopped, said Allternate Finance Minister Christos Staikouras. A census by the Finance Ministry said that...