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Factsheet for measure GR-2022-12/2262 – measures in Greece
|Country||Greece , applies nationwide|
|Time period||Temporary, 17 March 2022 – 21 April 2022|
|Context||COVID-19, War in Ukraine|
|Type||Other initiatives or policies|
Responses to inflation
– Increasing income in general
|Author||Penny Georgiadou (INE GSEE)|
|Measure added||13 May 2022 (updated 10 July 2023)|
In March 2022 the government introduced a series of support measures to address the impact of price rises due to the continuing health crisis and the war in Ukraine.
The Law 4917 on 31 March 2022 (articles 53 and 54) established exceptional financial support measures for the vulnerable groups of the population.
The financial measures for the support of vulnerable groups of the population taken by the government, include the following:
The total cost of all the above interventions is estimated at €324 million.
The granting of the exceptional financial assistance took place before 21 April 2022.
According to the Minister of Finance, this exceptional aid concerns 1.4 million households, with more than 3.2 million members from vulnerable groups of the population.
The beneficiaries are:
|Does not apply to workers||Does not apply to businesses||
Other groups of citizens
People on social benefits
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 was no involvement of social partners.
There were no social partner's reactions to the measure detected.
Eurofound (2022), Ad-hoc financial support for vulnerable groups, measure GR-2022-12/2262 (measures in Greece), EU PolicyWatch, Dublin, https://static.eurofound.europa.eu/covid19db/cases/GR-2022-12_2262.html
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