Amid speculation that ski resorts and the food service sector could be the next to see a relaxation of the current Covid-19 restrictions, Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis intervened on Wednesday to suggest that the government’s next goal is to re-open secondary schools rather than other sectors of the economy.
Greece’s central government primary cash balance recorded a deficit of 17.82 billion euros in 2020 according to figures released by the Bank of Greece (BoG).
Greece’s current account (C/A) balance posted a deficit of 1.26 billion in November compared to 767.4 million in October, Bank of Greece (BoG) data showed.
Greece’s industrial turnover fell by 2.9 percent year-on-year (YoY) in November compared to a revised drop of 14.3 percent in October, Hellenic Statistical Authority (ELSTAT) data published on Tuesday showed.
The claim by one of Greece’s top sportswomen that she had been a victim of rape by a high-ranking sports official has brought unanimous support from the country’s political world and calls for sweeping reforms to the conservative world of competitive sport.
The budget primary balance recorded a deficit of 18.20 billion euros in 2020, compared to a surplus of 5.02 billion noted in December 2019, the preliminary Finance Ministry (MoF) budget execution bulletin for December showed on Monday.
A survey by polling company Public Issue has delved into the attitudes of Greeks towards corruption and found a pessimistic outlook.
Covid is a shock to the Greek economy. The economic impact of the coronavirus pandemic has reawakened painful memories of the last crisis in Greece. But unlike its predecessor, the Covid-19 challenge is a transitory shock.