Greece ranks first in terms of investments launched under the European Fund for Strategic Investment (also known as the “Juncker package”) in relation to its GDP, according to data released Tuesday by the European Commission.

In particular, Greece has benefited from a 2.7 billion euros financing from the European Investment Bank, which is expected to trigger total investment of 12.1 billion euros.

33 programs and agreements with small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) have been approved, while the number of SMEs that will benefit from improved access to financing, is expected to reach 25,820.

At the EU level, the Juncker package aspires to have a long-term macroeconomic impact, since it is estimated that by 2037 the actions that will take place in the context of the funded programs, will create one million additional jobs and will increase the EU GDP by 1.2%.