The President responds with 1.6 billion euros through 11 consecutive support programs for employees and companies to AKEL's call to the government, to listen to the cry of agony of organized groups and professional groups and to decide measures, which will be balanced .
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Specifically, in a written statement, the Director of the Press Office of the President of the Republic, Mr. Viktoras Papadopoulos, notes that the Government is very well aware of the psychological, but mainly the economic situation experienced by employees, businesses and households, but also the economy in general. since so far it has supported all of them with 1.6 billion euros through 11 consecutive support programs for employees and companies.
He adds that another 100m euros have already been disbursed this month to support the real economy of workers and businesses.
We are talking about the most social budget ever made since the payment of the Republic with a total of 2.9 billion euros, as Mr. Papadopoulos states, so that the citizens can withstand the consequences of this unprecedented economic crisis caused by the pandemic.
The Secretary General of AKEL during the meeting of the party leaders with the epidemiological team noted that the Government attaches great importance to the psychological field, and the epidemiological support team of the Ministry of Health includes experts in this matter, the presidency said in a statement.
In fact, he states that the competent inter-ministerial committee for dealing with the pandemic, together with the inter-ministerial technocratic group and the epidemiological team, are in constant contact with all professional, economic, employers and commercial actors in an ongoing dialogue, always before taking any measures. whose sole purpose is the preservation of the most valuable asset, that of the health and life of the citizens.
All this, he continues, at a time when it is generally accepted that Cyprus dealt with the pandemic from the very beginning with timely measures and in the right way, something that is demonstrated through all the statistics of reputable international organizations.