Mitsotakis: He announced a series of economic relief measures
"What we have lost as a state and citizens we will rebuild together, better and without the mistakes of the past, with European and national resources"
The Greek Prime Minister, Kyriakos Mitsotakis, announced a series of economic relief measures, strengthening public health and combating tax evasion, from the stage of the Thessaloniki International Fair.
Starting his speech from the recent disasters in Thessaly and Evros, Mr. Mitsotakis emphasized that "what we have lost as a state and citizens we will rebuild together, better and without the mistakes of the past, with European and national resources".
"In Thessaly, 8 billion tons of water fell, a quantity that would take 15 days for the Danube to flow. I saw the two sides of the state: the confusion of responsibilities and the shifting of responsibilities, I saw coordination, organization and heroism that saved thousands of people", stressed the Greek Prime Minister.
At the same time, Kyriakos Mitsotakis noted that a water management organization for Thessaly is being formed, which will aim to plan and implement projects. We must propose and implement projects in the field of irrigation. Society as a whole must also take measures to defend itself.
"The climate crisis is here. It forces us to see everything differently. And the issue of compensation. We have announced a 10% discount for those who insure their properties," he said.
“Insurance against natural disasters for medium and large enterprises should be made mandatory. Insurance in agricultural production will also progress. A public dialogue must be started on the mandatory insurance of all properties against natural disasters," Mr. Mitsotakis stressed.
With regard to the economic measures announced by the Greek prime minister at the TIF, the "unfreezing" of the three years stands out, as well as the increase in public wages by 10,5% and the new increase in the minimum wage from April. He also announced an 8% increase in the Minimum Guaranteed Income from December and the payment of only one 10% levy on top-up payments from working pensioners, instead of the current 30% tax on their earnings.
In addition, Mr. Mitsotakis announced that income from short-term rental of 3 or more properties from January will be subject to VAT and the fees applicable to hotels and rooms for rent.
The Greek Prime Minister also announced measures to deal with tax evasion, mainly the interconnection of the cash registers of 450.000 businesses with the POS and mandatory electronic payments in the purchase and sale of real estate.