Economy of the European Union
Ljubljana – The Fiscal Council has warned that the latest legislative stimulus package contains certain provisions that may worsen the structure of public finances, including the proposal for simplified retirement and one-off aid to population groups not directly affected by the coronavirus epidemic.
Bank deposits recorded a new 2.5-billion-euro increase last month, as the economic support measures are helping to strengthen the liquidity of households and enterprises, according to data issued on Thursday by the Bank of Greece. The figures showed that deposits at the end of October amounted to €155.7 billion, up 1.7% in just one month from €153.1 billion at end-September.
The European Commission has approved an amendment to the Bulgarian Innovation and Competitiveness operational program, allowing the mobilization of EUR 511 million from the European Regional Development Fund and the Cohesion Fund to help the Bulgarian economy cope with the adverse effects of the Coronavirus crisis.