Government of Greece
The Athens-based E-Kyklos think tank is organizing an online public debate on Wednesday evening titled "The Pandemic and the Strength of the Greek Economy: The Day After," featuring former deputy prime minister Evangelos Venizelos, the chairman and chief executive officer of Mytilineos, Evangelos Mytilineos, Eurobank's CEO Fokion Karavias, the president of the Greek Tourism Confederation, Yiann
The government will not touch the country's cash buffer and will announce fresh support measures next month, Finance Minister Christos Staikouras said on Friday, adding that the economy is expected to rebound considerably in the year's second half, moderating its annual contraction for 2020 to 3-4 percent.
The Eleftherios Venizelos passenger ferry is seen anchored off the coast of the Greek capital's port of Piraeus, near Salamina, on Wednesday. Health authorities have confirmed that 20 people on board the ferry have tested positive for Covid-19. The ferry is carrying 383 passengers and crew, including 36 Greeks.
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.