Christos Staikouras

Handout for heating in next few days

Finance Minister Christos Staikouras said on Saturday that the ministerial decision on the heating subsidy will be signed in the next few days, adding that the deadline for road tax payments may be extended.

Speaking on Antenna television, Staikouras reminded that the ministerial decision will not only concern heating oil but also natural gas, pellets and firewood.

Economy shrinks 11.7% in Q3

The blow to tourism this year from the effects of the Covid-19 pandemic has left a deep scar on the third-quarter's economic activity, which posted a year-on-year contraction of 11.7%, according to the official estimates announced on Friday. On a quarterly basis, gross domestic product expanded by just 2.3% - i.e.