Talking on ERT, Finance Minister Euclid Tsakalotos announced the distribution of a social dividend of at least 1.1 billion euros after exceeding the target of the primary surplus. Mr. Tsakalotos stated that the greatest part of the dividend will be given, for social purposes, to citizens living in extreme poverty, as well as to some citizens of the middle class, under criteria covering all categories. Part of the dividend will also be distributed to organizations for the repayment of arrears to the State.

Regarding the third review, the Finance Minister said that they want it to be concluded up until the formation of the new German government, so that Greece can participate in the talks on debt and exit from the bailout program.

 

Translation: Eleni Gogou