The budget for the financial year 2020 has been tabled in Parliament by Finance Minister Christos Staikouras, and which will be debated and voted on, by the plenary before the House suspends its work on Christmas celebrations.

Reflecting Greek economy’s improvement, the budget records, among other things, a surplus of € 436 million. According to Mr. Staikouras, the state budget contains policies to meet realistic targets, including achieving 2% growth in 2019 and 2.8% in 2020, at least twice the European average, as estimated by the European Commission.

The financial staff is optimistic about its approval and successful implementation, as it is filed 24 hours after the Commission’s fourth report on post-monetary surveillance, with the Institutions accepting economic policy axes.