5 Jan 2022

Interview of the Minister of Finance Mr. Christos Staikouras with the British newspaper "The Telegraph"

GREECE DEMANDS RELAXATION OF EU DEBT RULES Tom Rees Mon, 3 January 2022   Greece is demanding a relaxation of European debt rules to allow a wave of green investment as Brussels...
31 Dec 2021

PR: Reflections on 20 years of the euro joint article by Eurogroup members

Reflections on 20 years of the euro: joint article by Eurogroup members Twenty years ago tomorrow, around 300 million Europeans held a brand new currency in their hands, the euro. From...
31 Dec 2021

Common article - Reflections on 20 years of the euro

Reflections on 20 years of the euro By Christos Staikouras, Paschal Donohoe, Valdis Dombrovskis, Paolo Gentiloni, Mairead McGuinness and all Finance Ministers of the euro area Twenty...
5 Oct 2021

PR: Common Statement of the Finance Ministers of Spain, France, the Czech Republic, Greece and Romania on energy market prices

Common Statement of Nadia Calviño, Spanish First Vice-President and Minister for the Economy and Digital Transformation, Bruno Le Maire, French Minister for the Economy, Finance and...
29 Sep 2021

Speech by the Minister of Finance, Mr. Christos Staikouras, on "EU Economic Governance for Recovery and Resilience", at the online conference "Greece and the EU Recovery and Resilience Facility", organised by the European Commission in collaboration with IOBE

First of all, I would like to thank the organizers – the European Commission and the Foundation for Economic and Industrial Research – for their kind invitation and for offering me the opportunity...
11 Aug 2021

Opening of State Aid Account for depositing donations for the purpose of supporting and strengthening the wildfire stricken areas

By order of the Minister of Finance, Mr. Christos Staikouras, a special purpose bank account named "State Aid Account – Private citizens donations" was opened today pursuant to law 4797/2021...
12 Jul 2021

Doorstep Statement by the Minister of Finance of Greece, Mr. Christos Staikouras at the Eurogroup meeting, in Brussels

"Despite the difficulties and the uncertainty, Europe is recovering. “Next Generation EU” will enhance, significantly, this process. The adoption of the 12 National Recovery and Resilience Plans...
1 Jul 2021

Investor Meetings - Press Release

Investor Meetings
24 Jun 2021

Statement by the Minister of Finance Mr. Christos Staikouras at the online press conference with the President of the European Investment Bank Dr. Werner Hoyer and the Vice President of the EIB Mr. Christian Kettel Thomsen

I would like to welcome the President of European Investment Bank, Dr. Werner Hoyer, and the Vice President Mr. Christian Kettel Thomsen, in the Ministry of Finance. I would like to thank them...
9 Apr 2021

The prolongation of “Hercules” is approved by the European Commission

Today, the European Commission gave its approval to the prolongation of “Hercules”, which aims at drastically reducing bad loans. The Deputy Minister of Finance responsible for the financial...
23 Mar 2021

Interview by George Zavvos, Deputy Minister of Finance responsible for the financial system to Nena Malliara , economics news site "Insider.gr"

WHY THE REFORM OF THE GREEK CAPITAL MARKET IS URGENT AND WHY EUROPE NEEDS TO SPEED UP THE CAPITAL MARKETS UNION The development of the domestic capital market is for the government a goal...
15 Mar 2021

Remarks by the Deputy Minister of Finance Mr. George Zavvos, on the reforms of the Greek banking system and the extension of the Hellenic Asset Protection Scheme “Hercules”

On Friday, March 12, the Deputy Minister of Finance responsible for the financial system, Mr. George Zavvos, submitted the official request of the Greek Government for the extension of the...
8 Mar 2021

Intervention of the Deputy Minister of Finance responsible for the financial system, Mr. George Zavvos, at Fin Forum 2021

‘During the first year of its operation, the Hercules project, in which all 4 systemic banks have participated, has r educed non-performing loans (NPLs) by EUR 32 billion , i.e. by around 40 % ....
28 Jan 2021

Article of George Zavvos, Deputy Minister of Finance in charge of the Financial System, in the magazine “BusinessFile”

“Reforming the Greek financial system: The challenges ahead” , Article of George Zavvos , Deputy Minister of Finance in charge of the Financial System, in the magazine “BusinessFile” ...
11 Dec 2020

THE EUROPEAN CENTRAL BANK AND EUROPEAN INTEGRATION, Speech by Mr. George Zavvos, Deputy Minister of Finance responsible for the financial system

4th Simulation European Central Bank Event, organised by Get Involved Athens, 11 December 2020 I welcome you all and I applaud the excellent initiative for the organisation of this conference....
9 Dec 2020

Speech by the Minister of Finance Mr. Christos Staikouras, at his digital conference of “The Economist” titled: “EU Recovery and Resilience Fund for Greece: European Green Deal – Digital transformation – Infrastructure”

I would like to thank “The Economist” for organizing this important, high level, virtual event. Event that takes place in a period of high uncertainty. Unavoidably, the same happens to the Greek...
12 Jul 2020

"One year of major reforms in the Financial System", Interview of George Zavvos, Deputy Minister of Finance in charge of the Financial System, in the newspaper “Proto Thema” on July 12, 2020

One year has passed since the government took office. As the Deputy Minister of Finance responsible for the financial system, what measures have you taken and plan to take to strengthen the...
23 Dec 2019

Economic Bulletin – Issue 12

The 2020 Budget, which foresees an acceleration of the economic expansion to 2.8% in 2020 supported by growth-friendly policies and implementation of structural reforms, was voted in Parliament on...
18 Oct 2019

Συνέντευξη του Υπ. Οικονομικών Χρήστου Σταϊκούρα στο Bloomberg

(Bloomberg) -- Greece wants to shore up its banking sector by helping lenders shed more bad loans and it’s working on a new solution to combine with the European...
26 Sep 2019

Joint Statement EIB-Ministry of Finance-Ministry of Infrastructure and Transport

PRESS RELEASE 26th September, 2019 EIB backs EUR 355m scheme to protect Greek cities from floods and climate change   Priority investment to protect 500,000 people from...