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Factsheet for measure GR-2021-50/2096 – measures in Greece

State aid to support companies in the Regional Unit of Evia

Κρατική ενίσχυση για τη στήριξη επιχειρήσεων στην Περιφερειακή Ενότητα Εύβοιας

Country Greece , applies regionally

    • – EL642 Εύβοια (Evvoia)
Time period Temporary, 09 December 2021 – 14 January 2022
Context COVID-19
Type Legislations or other statutory regulations
Category Supporting businesses to stay afloat
– Direct subsidies (full or partial) or damage compensation
Author Elena Kousta (INE GSEE) and Eurofound
Measure added 15 December 2021 (updated 07 February 2022)

Background information

The European Commission  approved, on 14 December 2021, a €7.5 million scheme to support Greek companies active in the municipalities of Mantoudi-Limni-St.Anna and Istiaia-Aidipsos (Regional Unit of Evia) in the context of the coronavirus pandemic. The scheme was approved under the State Aid Temporary Framework, and it will take the form of direct grants.

Content of measure

By virtue of Joint Ministerial Decision 157866ΕΞ2021/09.12.2021, and the European Commision's approval of  €7.5 million scheme, under the state aid Temporary Framework, to support companies active in the municipalities of Mantoudi-Limni-St.Anna and Istiaia-Aidipsos in the context of the coronavirus pandemic, the new aid scheme is introduced and the procedure and conditions for granting the aid are defined. The scheme, in the form of direct grants, aims to provide liquidity to companies active in the two municipalities affected by the COVID-19 pandemic and the movement restrictions, as well as by the destructive wildfires that broke out in August 2021, in the region, jeopardizing further the recovery for these companies.

Eligible are private companies with less than 1,000 employees, active in all sectors and established in the two municipalities (in the region of Northern Evia). The aid amount per beneficiary will be between 30% and 60% of its decline in turnover, ranging from €1,000 (minimum) to €200,000 (maximum). The aid per company in the primary production of agriculture products will not exceed the €290,000, in the fishery and aquaculture sector the €345,000, and in all the sectors the €2.3 million. The aid will be granted no later than 30 June 2022. Applications must be submitted till 14 January 2022.

Use of measure

No available information.

Target groups

Workers Businesses Citizens
Does not apply to workers Applies to all businesses Does not apply to citizens

Actors and funding

Actors Funding
National government
EU (Council, EC, EP)
European Funds

Social partners

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:

  • No involvement
  • Main level of involvement: N/A


No involvement of social partners.

Views and reactions

No available information.


  • 14 December 2021: Support companies in the municipalities of Mantoudi-Limni-St.Anna and Istiaia-Aidipsos (


Eurofound (2021), State aid to support companies in the Regional Unit of Evia, measure GR-2021-50/2096 (measures in Greece), EU PolicyWatch, Dublin,


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