November 10th. According to a report from the Greek “Greek Times” on the 10th, in order to better alleviate the negative impact of Coronavirus Pandemic on the people and the national economy, the Greek authorities have introduced a number of measures to help enterprises and individuals, including Implement effective assistance subsidies for Greek self-employed and all taxpayers.
On November 7, local time, in Athens, Greece, pedestrians pass by a closed commercial street. In order to contain the Coronavirus Pandemic, from 6 am local time on the 7th, Greece has entered a three-week lockdown.
According to reports, Greek Prime Minister Mizotakis recently announced a rescue plan totaling 10 billion euros. According to the plan, Greek employees who were forced to suspend work for the entire month of November may receive a subsidy of 800 euros, and employees who were forced to suspend work during a certain period of time are expected to receive 26.66 euros per day of suspension. In addition, employees who were forced to suspend work in October will receive a special compensation of 534 euros. At the same time, Greece will pay the employees’ tax and insurance premiums for their work stoppages based on their wages.
It should be noted that work stoppage measures are divided into two situations across Greece. One is that all employees in industries that are forced to close by the government are automatically suspended during the ban period and are entitled to 800 euros of allowance.
The other is a situation where the employer is not within the scope of industries that the government is forcibly closed, but the employer chooses to stop the employee from working. In this case, employees can also apply for subsidies. However, once applying for subsidies, employees can no longer continue to work through other reasons, and if found, they will be fined heavily.
In addition, freelancers can also submit personal declarations and apply for subsidies on the platforms of the Greek Ministry of Labor and the Ministry of Social Security.
It should be noted that the Greek Ministry of Labor stated that it must strictly comply with the completion of the declaration to obtain government subsidies. Greeks can submit the suspension statement to the information system “Ergani” of the Ministry of Labor from November 6 to 16.
According to accountants, the specific application rules for Greek government subsidies will be supplemented or adjusted.