Christos Staikouras

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

Christos Staikouras in Brussels

The Minister of Finance, Mr. Christos Staikouras, is going to Brussels today, in order to participate in the Eurogroup meeting and a day later in the Ecofin meeting.

At tomorrow 's Eurogroup, Eurozone Finance Ministers will discuss the Eurozone' s fiscal course and prospects, focusing on next year.

Eurogroup: Support measures, assessment report and debt on the table

The 10th post-memorandum evaluation report of the Greek economy is expected to be presented during today's Eurogroup meeting in Luxembourg, which will be attended by Finance Minister Christos Staikouras.

Therefore, Greece is expected to take another step towards a positive direction, as another evaluation is successfully completed.

The two critical junctures the Greek economy will face by month’s end

The Greek economy will bid farewell to May with two "tests" and the first is on May 21, when Moody's announces its verdict for the evaluation of Greece, followed by a litmus test on May 26, when the Commission is expected to publish its conclusions on economy and budget, after the completion of the 10th evaluation.