Today, the House of Representatives will vote on a bill establishing a one-off benefit of 2,000 euros for every child born in Greece as of January 1, 2020.

According to the government, this allowance is expected to provide an incentive for future parents by providing important support during the first years of raising a child.

Those eligible must have a family income that does not exceed 40,000 euros annually and, with respect to third-country nationals (non-EU), a 12-year stay in the country is required.

The benefit will be exempt from any taxes or levies and may not be confiscated or debited. The relevant government expenditure for 2020 is expected to amount to 123 million euros, and for each subsequent year it will amount to approximately 170 million euros.