Greek Finance Minister Christos Staikouras on Friday presented the government’s third package of economic support measures, which were announced by Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis in a nationwide televised address on Thursday.
Staikouras said that banks and loan managers have decided to support individual borrowers by offering a suspension in debt payments to all individuals with up-to-date accounts and a three-month suspension of debt payments for workers that receive an 800-euro benefit.
The finance minister said that a total of 1.4 million workers in the private sector, professionals, self-employed, and others will receive the 800-euro benefit and noted that this measure will cost 2.0 billion euros.
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Mr. Staikouras said that the Easter bonus must be paid to all workers in the private sector, although this could be paid with a delay without any sanctions.
The government has also decided to pay an Easter bonus to 108,000 workers in hospitals and civil protection authorities.