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Factsheet for measure GR-2021-2/1997 – measures in Greece
|Country||Greece , applies nationwide|
|Time period||Temporary, 04 January 2021 – 31 December 2021|
|Type||Other initiatives or policies|
Supporting businesses to stay afloat
– Direct subsidies (full or partial)
|Author||Penny Georgiadou (INE GSEE)|
|Measure added||05 August 2021 (updated 09 August 2021)|
On 30 December 2020, the Ministry of Development & Investment launched the programme "Subsidy for Catering Companies for the Supply of Outdoor Heating" The Action aims to support the operation of catering and accommodation businesses in the tourism sector, which are affected by the effects of the outbreak of COVID-19 disease, by subsidizing the purchase of outdoor heating appliances in order to avoid overcrowding and help businesses to operate in legally used outdoor areas, where the better ventilation helps to protect public health.
According to the requirements of the subsidy programme:
The Action Budget is €60 million. The application period is from 4 January 2021 to 31 December 2021.
There is no information.
|Does not apply to workers||
Sector specific set of companies
One person or microenterprises
|Does not apply to citizens|
Company / Companies
Social partners' role in designing the measure and form of involvement:
|Trade unions||Employers' organisations|
|Role||No involvement||No involvement|
|Form||Not applicable||Not applicable|
Social partners' role in the implementation, monitoring and assessment phase:
There is no involvement of social partners.
There are no social partner's reactions to the measure.
This case is sector-specific (only private sector)
|Economic area||Sector (NACE level 2)|
|I - Accommodation And Food Service Activities||I55 Accommodation|
|I56 Food and beverage service activities|
This case is not occupation-specific.
Eurofound (2021), Subsidy for catering companies to purchase heating equipment for outdoor services, measure GR-2021-2/1997 (measures in Greece), EU PolicyWatch, Dublin, https://static.eurofound.europa.eu/covid19db/cases/GR-2021-2_1997.html
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