Vaccination uptake in Greece is grinding to a halt, with authorities struggling to respond to a combination of vaccine hesitancy and an increasingly active anti-vaccination front.
The private sector’s net deposit movement in Greece’s banks accelerated in June, increasing by 1.62 billion euros, from 359 million euros in May, Bank of Greece (BoG) figures released on Tuesday showed.
Greece’s seasonally adjusted (SA) unemployment rate dropped to 15.9 percent in May, from a revised 17.1 percent in April, according to the Hellenic Statistical Authority’s (ELSTAT) data released on Tuesday.
The budget primary balance was confirmed at a deficit of 9.09 billion euros in the first half of 2021, compared with a deficit of 6.1 billion in the same period of 2020, according to the final Finance Ministry (MoF) budget execution bulletin for June released on Monday.
It was confirmed at a cabinet meeting on Monday that the minimum wage will rise by 2 pct, a symbolic increase that is the result of the government’s unwillingness to leave salaries unchanged but also its desire not to come into conflict with business owners who are being tested by the pandemic.
Greece’s travel balance came to a surplus of 112.1 million euros in May from 12 million a year ago, when Greece was in its first lockdown, Bank of Greece (BoG) data has shown. This is equal to an increase of 836.3 percent year-on-year (YoY).
Greece has been singled out for its poor performance in the global rankings of the World Economic Forum (WEF) 2021 Global Gender Gap Report.
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