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In the restoration of the injustice against thousands of pensioners who did not see a single euro increase in their salaries due to the “personal difference” provided by the Katrougalou’s law the government proceeds to calculate the pensions with the granting of a lump sum allowance which will vary – based on income criteria – from 200 to 300 euros. The amounts received by the pensioners, as well as the time of payment of the money will be after those announced tomorrow by the Ministers of the Economic Staff. The total fiscal cost comes to 300 million euros.

In particular, the prime minister said: “There will be an emergency aid for pensioners who did not see an increase in their pensions from 1/1/23” said the prime minister in response to a related question. “It will be between 200 and 300 euros, depending on the amount of pension that each person receives,” he added.

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Kyriakos Mitsotakis also said that the announcements will be made tomorrow by the Financial Staff, adding that: “The benefit will be given once and we estimate it will approach 300 million euros in total.”however, as he pointed out, our economy is developing better than expected and the fiscal cost for this provision has been calculated.

At the same time, from Kozani, the prime minister announced the government’s decision to revive the regulation of 120 doses, not, however, for new taxpayers who would like to be subject, but for those who had entered the specific regulation and the loss. Already, Mr. Mitsotakis said that by paying two installments, the regulation will be able to be revived. The prime minister, however, made it known that there will be regulation for those who created new debts especially during the pandemic for 36 or 72 installments. And these new arrangements will be announced tomorrow.

However, Mr. Mitsotakis, recognizing the high cost of production for farmers and breeders, announced that the Excise Tax for agricultural oil will continue to be subsidized throughout 2023.

However, the prime minister made a special mention during the press conference he gave to the representatives of the local media in Kozani, and in Turkey. “I have never closed the door to dialogue with Turkey,” the prime minister said in response to Sky’s question, whether the earthquake in Turkey and the aid that our country immediately provided helped to improve relations, which was also proven by the his statements Mevlut Cavusoglu.

“I stand by Mevlut Cavusoglu’s statement that things can get better, but I also understand the caution of some that we may return to the bad habits of the past, I hope and wish that this will not happen,” said the prime minister and added: “I never I closed the door on the dialogue. In Turkey they know that Greek foreign policy has now gained depth and content. Greece will continue to be reinforced as a deterrent, something that is not necessarily directed against Turkey”

“I hope something positive comes out” he repeated and added that we will continue to support Turkey with aid, we know that its people have needs. We will also be present in the rebuilding effort the next day.

Asked about the climate in which the country will go to the elections, Mr. Mitsotakis noted that he can answer for the ND and made it clear that it will be calm. However, he noted that Mr. Tsipras is the one who seeks polarization, with the aim, as he said, of rallying the voters of his party and getting at least the percentages of 2019.