Christos Staikouras

ECB boon for Greece as euro finance ministers mull response to virus

As eurozone finance ministers met into the night to discuss the bloc's response to the Covid-19 pandemic, Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis meanwhile welcomed a decision by the European Central Bank to accept Greek government bonds as collateral as a move "that will further boost liquidity in the economy."

Gov't unveils fourth package of measures to support economy

The government on Monday announced a comprehensive package of measures for the support of businesses and employees affected by the coronavirus pandemic. 

Among the measures heraldd by Finance Minister Christos Staikouras is the extension of a 800 million-euro handout to a total of 1.7 million workers along with an extension of a moratorium of their debts to the state for 4 months.