Budget deficit balloons to 8.2 bln euros in July amid measures linked to pandemic
Construction slides again in May with fall of 8.7 pct YoY in building permits
Decline in car sales continues with 14 pct YoY fall during July
Hirings balance positive by almost 70,000 in July, reflecting late summer season openings
Trade deficit falls by 10.3 pct in June
CPI falls by 1.8 pct YoY in July
Final budget for 2019 excludes pension cuts, includes 910 mln in expansionary measures
Following the formal approval by the European Commission on Wednesday as part of the European semester, the Finance Ministry tabled to Parliament the final budget for 2019.
The efforts of the Greek authorities to avert the pre-legislated pension cuts that were due to take effect in January bore fruit as the measure was scrapped. The budget also did not contain the package of countermeasures, which had been intended to make...
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