Kids from poor families to get EU-funded kindergarten, creche care

A total of 160 million euros in European Union and state funding has been set aside for some 68,000 children from low-income families to attend kindergartens and creches for free from September, Labor Minister Yiannis Vroutsis said on Tuesday.

The bulk of the sum – 122 million euros – is from Greece’s EU structural funds – with the remainder secured from the national budget, according to Vroutsis, who said the same number of children were accommodated without charge last year.