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Factsheet for measure GR-2022-12/2264 – Updated – measures in Greece
|Country||Greece , applies nationwide|
|Time period||Temporary, 17 March 2022 – 30 September 2022|
|Context||COVID-19, War in Ukraine, Digital Transformation|
|Type||Legislations or other statutory regulations|
Responses to inflation
– Support for fuel expenses
|Author||Penny Georgiadou (INE GSEE)|
|Measure added||13 May 2022 (updated 26 September 2022)|
The government, in March 2022, introduced a series of support measures to address the impact of price rises due to the continuing health crisis and the war in Ukraine.
In this context, articles 81, 82 and 83 of Law 4916 (articles 81,82,83) on 28 March 2022 introduced the subsidising of fuel consumption for individuals, reducing diesel fuel prices and also supporting measures for taxi services.
These measures aimed at strengthening the middle class and the lower income households.
The economic measures to subsidize fuel consumption taken by the government, in accordance with law 4916 (articles 81, 82 and 83) as were specified, include the following:
According to the Minister of Finance, 3 million persons owning at least one car and declaring a low family income will receive support. Especially for the taxi services, the Ministry of Finance until April 20, paid a total amount of €3,935,800 to 19,679 beneficiaries of the Special Purpose Compensation in taxi services.
Other groups of workers
Sector specific set of companies
One person or microenterprises
People on low incomes
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.
Before the announcement of the measure the taxi drivers associations have generally asked for the coverage of the cost from the increase of the fuel prices. After the measure there was no reaction by the taxi drivers.
Eurofound (2022), Subsidy for fuels for low- to medium-income individuals and taxi services, measure GR-2022-12/2264 (measures in Greece), EU PolicyWatch, Dublin, https://static.eurofound.europa.eu/covid19db/cases/GR-2022-12_2264.html
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