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Government considers extending inflation relief measures beyond June

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Government considers extending inflation relief measures beyond June

    The possibility of extending measures aimed at tackling inflation remains on the table, officials have indicated.

    Finance Minister Makis Keravnos, speaking on ANT1 television, said existing anti-inflation measures are under constant evaluation based on government policy and fiscal capacity. He did not commit to a specific timeframe for a decision but stressed that the government acts promptly.

    Government Spokesman Konstantinos Letympiotis echoed this sentiment during a press briefing. He confirmed existing measures are being reviewed and adjustments or extensions are not ruled out.

    “We understand the pressure faced by households,” Letymbiotis said, highlighting the government's commitment to address rising prices. He pointed to three major support packages already announced and ongoing data analysis.

    “As we approach the end of June, the government will evaluate potential additional or adjusted measures based on fiscal data,&#8221 ; Letymbiotis continued. He emphasized the importance of responsible fiscal policy in maintaining a positive image and attracting investment, ultimately benefiting citizens.

    Notably, the two key inflation-relief measures – a zero VAT rate on essential goods and a tiered electricity subsidy – are set to expire at the end of June.

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