Thursday April 24, 2014 Search
Weather | Athens
23o C
15o C
News
Business
Comment
Life
Sports
Community
Survival Guide
Greek Edition
Relief measures announced for Cephalonia residents

Ministers and local authority representatives meeting on the quake-hit island of Cephalonia on Tuesday announced a series of measures to help residents whose homes were damaged by two strong earthquakes that came just over a week apart.

The measures include help with rent for tenants as well as access to low-interest credit for rebuilding and repairing damaged residences.

The emergency meeting on Tuesday included the participation of the ministers of Infrastructure, Michalis Chrysochoidis, Education, Constantinos Arvanitopoulos, Tourism, Olga Kefaloyianni, and Health, Adonis Georgiadis, as well as public works, military and local authority representatives. They were also briefed by two seismologists from the Geodynamic Institute, which on Monday said that it cannot overrule the possibility that the island may suffer another large quake in the future.

Chrysochoidis said that he will be meeting with Finance Minister Yannis Stournaras in the coming days to work out the details of how the cash-strapped state can provide assistance to Cephalonia's residents.

He added than an initial assessment of the damage found that some 600 buildings will have to be torn down, 1,100 need extensive repairs and 1,400 suffered minor damages.

Chrysochoidis further stressed the need for repairs to commence as soon as possible on the popular island's road network and its airport in a bid to contain the impact of the two earthquakes on tourism arrivals just a few months before the start of the summer season.

ekathimerini.com , Tuesday February 4, 2014 (13:24)  
Free drugs for uninsured Greeks
SYRIZAs preparation for elections upset again
Korydallos Prisons new warden quits over staff anger at probe
US tourist injured by firecracker in Santorini shows signs of improvement
Expanding the social dividend base
The Finance Ministry is set to make some adjustments to the plan for the distribution of the so-called social dividend, so that more recipients get a share of the 2013 primary budget surplus...
National Bank determined to remain in the Turkish market
National Bank sources made clear on Wednesday that the upcoming 2.5-billion-euro share capital increase is to ensure that the group retains its majority stake in Turkish subsidiary Finansban...
Inside Business
BASKETBALL
Never underestimate the Greek hoopsters
Olympiakos and Panathinaikos, who between them have won the last three European crowns, won again at home on Wednesday to take their Euroleague play-off series with Real Madrid and CSKA Mosc...
BASKETBALL
Reds and Greens stay alive in Euroleague
Easter and home advantage worked wonders for Panathinaikos and Olympiakos who stayed alive in the Euroleague play-offs beating CSKA and Real Madrid respectively on Monday in Greece. Shak...
Inside Sports
COMMENTARY
Its too soon for Europe to declare victory
There was a time not so long ago when the vast majority of experts agreed that a country could not emerge decisively from a financial crisis unless it solved problems of both stocks and f...
COMMENTARY
Realitys other side
There is plenty of evidence pointing to the fact that the countrys real economy has hit rock bottom and is currently entering a phase of growth. Those who know the market well tend to suppo...
Inside Comment
SPONSORED LINK: FinanzNachrichten.de
SPONSORED LINK: BestPrice.gr
RECENT NEWS
1. Never underestimate the Greek hoopsters
2. Expanding the social dividend base
3. National Bank determined to remain in the Turkish market
4. Ferries to start using LNG
5. Investment fund off the ground
6. Stocks decline after three days of growth
more news
Today
This Week
1. FBI seeks to identify victims of suspected US child molester who worked abroad, including Greece
2. Greek debt swells again as Samaras looks to creditors for relief
3. Woman dies after falling off state building roof
4. Greece qualifies for new debt relief after 2013 budget surplus
5. Tunisian sought over employment scam
6. Greece sees 2013 primary budget surplus at 1.5 bln euros, says deputy finance minister
Today
This Week
1. Greece startup leaders say they cant break jobless cycle alone
2. Ground-breaking Good Friday mass signals thaw in Cyprus
3. Mayoral candidates clash over Athens mosque plans
4. Government looks to kick on
5. Greece offers to help find Turkish F-16 lost in 1996
6. EU struggles to unpick the knot of Russia-Ukraine gas logistics
Find us ...
... on
Twitter
... on Facebook
About us  |  Subscriptions  |  Advertising  |  Contact us  |  Athens Plus  |  RSS  |   
Copyright 2014, H KAΘHMEPINH All Rights Reserved.