Christos Staikouras

Joint statements by Greek PM and EU Trade Commissioner

Today, Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis had an online meeting with the Executive Vice President of the European Commission and Trade Commissioner Valdis Dombrovskis.

The Prime Minister had a meeting with Mr. Dombrovskis at 11.00 at the Maximos Mansion, while an online meeting will follow at the Ministry of Finance with the Minister Christos Staikouras.

Greece completes early repayment of bailout loans to IMF

Greece has repaid its outstanding debts dating back to its financial crisis to the International Monetary Fund, two years ahead of schedule, the country's finance minister said on April 4.

Christos Staikouras hailed the payment as "a very positive development" that would mean significant savings in debt servicing costs.

FinMin – New support to households if energy prices increase further

Further support to households in case of further increase in energy prices was announced by the Minister of Finance, Christos Staikouras.

"If prices remain high or prices rise further, the government may be forced - and rightly so, to intervene even more this year," Staikouras said.

Agricultural fuel – Excise duty return to 20.000 farmers

The Greek Minister of Finance, Christos Staikouras, and the Greek Minister of Rural Development and Food, Spilios Livanos, announced the measure of the excise duty return on petrol, in 2022, so as to face the increased production costs from the wave of price increases in energy and to financially support 20.000 farmers.

Staikouras – The energy crisis with us until the 2nd quarter of 2022

"All the policies that we announced at the Thessaloniki International Fair for 2022 apply, but for other political initiatives that we would like to take, the budgetary margins to be taken are limited", said the Minister of Finance Christos Staikouras and explained that "as much as we are forced to help society, these 500 million euros - which were announced yesterday that will be given - are m

Greek FinMin points to latest upgrade of Greece’s credit rating; seventh in row since July 2019, as he reminds

The Greek government was quick to pounce on the latest upgrade of the country's credit rating on Friday evening, pointing out that Greece's same-day upgrade by DBRS Morningstar by one grade, from ΒΒ (Low) to ΒΒ, comes a week after a similar hike by Scope Ratings.

Greece plans early repayment of loans

Greece is "getting rid" of expensive debt, laying the groundwork for the early repayment of part of the bilateral loans from the first Memorandum of 2010 (2.7 billion euros per year) and the further repayment of IMF loans (1.9 billion euros). The signal was officially sent by the Minister of Finance Christos Staikouras and according to information, these moves will start in the near future.