Govt unveils affordable housing scheme, but struggles to shunt wiretapping asidePoliticsGreek Politics
Following Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis’s appearance in Thessaloniki over the weekend, when he set out a raft of policies aimed at tackling the cost-of-living crisis, the government has tried again to move the focus of the political debate back to its proposed measures even though the opposition remains focussed on delving deeper into the phonetapping scandal.
Births rise slightly, divorces fall in latest living conditions reportSociety
The latest report on living conditions in Greece by the Hellenic Statistical Authority (ELSTAT) has revealed a mild improvement in several areas.
Property ownership waning in Greece as renting takes overSociety
A survey by the National Property Owners Federation (POMIDA) has revealed that home ownership is on the decline in Greece.
Study shows 341 mln a year in tax lost from short-term rentalsEconomyFeatures
The Hellenic Chamber of Hotels has called for a fairer system of taxing accommodation for tourists after a study highlighted the loss of tax revenue from unlicensed short-term rentals.
Athens details fiscal counter-measures, a vital selling point for TsiprasEconomyProgramme
The expansionary counter-measures designed to balance the new fiscal interventions that Greece will have to implement, initially outlined by Finance Minister Euclid Tsakalotos at a press conference after Friday’s Eurogroup, were detailed in a report published by the Athens News Agency (AMNA) on Sunday.
Greek households spend greatest share of income on accommodation in EUSociety
An EU-wide survey has found that Greece ranks last in terms of housing exclusion, with households in the country spending a greater share of their income on accommodation than in any other member state.
Poverty rate jumped by over 40 pct during crisis, more than anywhere in EUSociety
Greece saw its rate of poverty increase by more than 40 percent during the economic crisis, the highest jump in any EU state, according to a new German study that measures poverty in a “multidimensional” way.
Greek households most overburdened with housing costs in EUSociety
With two in five of its population living in a household where total housing costs represented more than 40 percent of total disposable household income, Greece has by far the highest housing cost overburden rate in the EU, according to new EU-wide data.