More support measures are set to be added to the government’s plans for next year, with the Finance Ministry currently seeking the funds to finance its “3+2 billion-euro” package for the 2022-23 period.
The aim is to front-load the package – i.e. have €3 billion channeled into the market next year to support growth further, and include measures of a permanent character – even if next year’s interventions bear a “temporary” tag.
Most decisions will be finalized in the coming days so that the prime minister can make the full announcement at the Thessaloniki International Fair.
On top of the measures already decided and scheduled – corporate tax reduction, freezing the private sector’s solidarity levy in 2022 too, and the maintenance of reduced social security contribution rates – more interventions are now anticipated with a total budget of €1 billion; nevertheless, they will only be temporary and are seen helping with the current period’s problems.