Thursday Jul 24, 2014 Search
Weather | Athens
31o C
23o C
News
Business
Comment
Life
Sports
Community
Survival Guide
Greek Edition
Budget fares well in the year to April

By Prokopis Hatzinikolaou

Greece’s state budget showed a primary surplus of more than 1 billion euros in the first four months of the year despite the considerable shortfall in budget revenues.

Data released on Tuesday by Alternate Finance Minister Christos Staikouras showed that the primary surplus in the January-April period amounted to 1.05 billion euros, or 0.6 percent of gross domestic product, against a primary deficit of 306 million euros (or 0.2 percent of GDP) in the same period last year.

Budget net revenues came to 13.84 billion euros, down by 1.051 billion euros or 7.1 percent off the target, with 500 million euros of that concerning the delayed return of revenues from the Greek state bond holdings of the Eurosystem’s central banks. Revenues from the Public Investments Program beat their target by 788 million euros to reach 2.29 billion euros. Staikouras insisted that the revenues shortfall will be covered in the same way as last year.

State budget spending amounted to 17.28 billion euros, which was 578 million euros less than the budget target for 17.86 billion euros in the year to end-April.

ekathimerini.com , Tuesday May 13, 2014 (22:54)  
No property transactions for tax evaders
IOBE warns crisis will return if reforms are not implemented
Aegean has expressed an interest in Cyprus Airways
‘Stop tax dodging to lower taxes’
Policeman saves bather in western Greece
A policeman on Wednesday saved a 75-year-old bather who had become stranded some 300 meters out to sea in western Greece. Other bathers at the beach in Vonitsa called police when they spotte...
Gov´t leaders try to ease tensions over evaluation
Prime Minister Antonis Samaras and PASOK chief Evangelos Venizelos are on Thursday expected to discuss a rift that has appeared within the government over an evaluation scheme for civil serv...
Inside News
TRACK & FIELD
Athens, the Marathon capital of the world for good
Paco Borao, the man who restored Athens as the Marathon capital of the world with the establishment at the Olympic Sports Center of the headquarters of the International Association of Marat...
TRACK & FIELD
Pole vault record on same day as three doping cases
Greek track and field had a mixed weekend, as on the same day as Katerina Stefanidi matched the national record in pole vault as well as the leading result in Europe so far this season, thre...
Inside Sports
COMMENTARY
Front-line threats
Ongoing developments in the country’s broader neighborhood are creating new challenges as well as threats in terms of the country’s interests. While the Middle East is turning into a big bla...
EDITORIAL
Testing behavior
No country is capable of functioning properly without having an elementary evaluation system in place to assess its public sector employees. In Greece, a country where the lowest common deno...
Inside Comment
SPONSORED LINK: FinanzNachrichten.de
SPONSORED LINK: BestPrice.gr
 RECENT NEWS
1. No property transactions for tax evaders
2. IOBE warns crisis will return if reforms are not implemented
3. Aegean has expressed an interest in Cyprus Airways
4. ‘Stop tax dodging to lower taxes’
5. Index up but some banks take a beating
6. Policeman saves bather in western Greece
more news
Today
This Week
1. Hedge fund Dromeus turns Greek tragedy to triumph with 160 pct gain
2. Front-line threats
3. EU praises Greece’s progress in departure from troika criticism
4. Testing behavior
5. Parts of Thessaloniki university campus sealed off as police investigate bomb threat
6. Police release new photos of fugitive Roupa
Today
This Week
1. The cost of excellence
2. Ex-Credit Suisse banker taps lesson for Greek rebound
3. Greece seen in third bailout as bonds not enough, economists say
4. Climber dies in Mount Olympus fall
5. Greek banks able to tap investors after stress tests, HFSF Says
6. Greek sovereign debt at 174.1 percent of GDP in first quarter
   Find us ...
  ... on
Twitter
     ... on Facebook   
About us  |  Subscriptions  |  Advertising  |  Contact us  |  Athens Plus  |  RSS  |   
Copyright © 2014, H KAΘHMEPINH All Rights Reserved.