The European Central Bank told eurozone finance ministers that the eurozone could need fiscal measures worth to 1.5 trillion euros this year to tackle the economic crisis caused by the COVID-19 epidemic, officials told Reuters.
Some hotels could gradually start opening in June, though with health protocols that remain to be determined, the head of the Greek Tourism Confederation (SETE) estimated on Tuesday.
Greek Finance Minister Christos Staikouras was upbeat Wednesday that remaining differences between eurozone governments regarding a trillion euro package to support the economy against the coronavirus pandemic would be bridged by Thursday.
The super moon rises in the sky in front of Apollo’s temple about 80 kilometers (50 miles) southwest of Athens on Tuesday. All Greece’s archaeological sites and museums have been closed for weeks as part of the country’s measures to contain the spread of the new coronavirus. [Petros Giannakouris/AP]
The chairman of eurozone finance ministers Mario Centeno said on Wednesday he was suspending talks on half a trillion euro package to support the economy against the coronavirus epidemic until Thursday, to bridge divisions over its elements.
The head of the European Union’s top science organization has resigned at the height of the coronavirus crisis, an EU spokesman said early Wednesday.
In an effort to curb the spread of the novel coronavirus (Covid-19), the Greek government is launching 500 mobile sampling and testing units.
Due to the extraordinary conditions that will apply this year for the celebration of both Roman Catholic Easter on Sunday, April 12, and Orthodox Easter on April 19, market demand for lambs and goats is expected to decrease significantly.
The penetration of e-stores in Greece has soared in the last year, with the share of the population that has shopped online rising from 21 percent at the end of 2019 to 44 percent in late March and early April.
Germany plans to take in up to 50 unaccompanied minors staying at overcrowded refugee camps in Greece, while Luxembourg has agreed to accept 12, government officials said Tuesday.