Updated privatisation plan seeks to make up for ground lost in 2020
Covid recession bumped pension spending to 18 pct of GDP in 2020
Greece draws another 3 bln from bond markets as debt strategy continues at pace
S&P upgrades Greece to 'BB' with positive outlook in expectation of post-pandemic upside
BoG sees 4.2% recovery in 2021, re-emphasises need for bad bank
PM unveils 'Greece 2.0' plan to use EU recovery funds, transform economy
Athens welcomes volume, form of Commission's pandemic recovery plan
There was a pleasant surprise for Greece on Wednesday when the European Commission announced its proposal for a Recovery and Resilience Facility (RRF) of 750 billion euros, which will be attached to the 1.1 trillion euros multi-year fiscal framework of 2021-2027.
The Fund will consist of 500 billion euros in grants and 250 billion euros in loans, with the financing raised by the Commission in financial markets by increasing the ceiling of funds that the EU can request from member states by 0.6 percentage points.
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