The Labor Ministry will bring a bill to Parliament by the end of the year that will introduce the birth benefit for every baby born, adjust the residence permit criteria for non-European Union citizens who also qualify for child and housing benefits, and exempt the benefit for low-income households in mountainous and disadvantaged areas from taxes while also protecting it from confiscation.
The number of residence permits issued to non-European Union citizens who invest at least 250,000 euros in Greek properties (known as Golden Visas) recorded a major increase in the first 11 months of 2019.
The average growth rate in the year’s first nine months has unexpectedly soared to 2.2 percent, not only because the third quarter of the year produced a very good performance of 2.3 percent, according to figures released on Thursday.
Greece borrowed 812.5 million euros at a negative interest rate for the third time in the last couple of months on Wednesday, though this was the first time for six-month Treasury bills, following two instances concerning three-month T-bills.
NATO leaders including Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg, join Britain’s Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Charles for a group photo during a reception at Buckingham Palace in London Tuesday as they gathered to mark 70 years of the alliance. Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis (pictured in the middle row) will meet Wednesday with Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and US President Donald Trump (both in the front row). [AP]