Speaking at the Union of Hellenic Chambers event in Thessaloniki, Εconomy minister Giorgos Stathakis stated that a sum of 11.5 billion euros is expected to be funneled into the Greek economy by the end of the year.

According to Stathakis, 6.75 billion euros are to be derived from national coffers and the National Strategic Reference Framework (NSRF), while 3.5 billion will be put to paying public sector debts to private suppliers and contractors.

He pointed out the positive signs on GDP course that stand as a legitimate forecast for the growth between June 2016 and June 2017.

First reason being the banks access to ECB funds and the second the excellent performance of the Greek tourism industry in the summer 2016, as well as the promise of a gradual lift of capital controls.