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2017: The Year More Greeks Lost their Dignity

One of the (vague) election pledges of Alexis Tsipras was that his administration would restore the lost dignity of Greeks. That was also one...

One in Ten Recipients of Social Dividend in Greece are Foreigners

Data from the finance ministry show that foreign residents of dozens of different nationalities receive the social dividend in Greece, with one in ten...

Greek Parliament Approves Bill on Social Dividend, Aid to Flood Victims

The Greek parliament approved with a large majority on Monday a government draft bill on the financial aid the government will distribute to low-income...

Class-oriented Policies and Shameless Populism in the Greek Spin

The recent government decision to use its primary budget surplus in order to distribute a “social dividend” comes with yet another class-oriented policy spin....

Greek FinMin: Family of 4 with €12,000-18,000 Income is Middle Class

Greece's Finance Minister Euclid Tsakalotos on Wednesday said that a family of four with an annual income of 12,000-18,000 euros is middle class, and...

Greek Gov’t Cuts Down on Public Investments to Pay Social Dividend

The Greek government has frozen the Public Investments Program in order to pay the social dividend worth 1.4 billion euros promised by Prime Minister...

Greek Government to Distribute €1 Billion to Poorer Citizens

The Greek government announced its plans to offer aid worth 1 billion euros to poor Greeks who have suffered during the seven-year debt crisis,...

Free Laptops to People Receiving Social Dividend

A new social program called “Digital Solidarity Cheque” will allow free internet access to people receiving the social dividend, as well as a laptop or tablet, to help...

Free Internet Access for 150,000 Families

The Greek government has decided to put a pilot program in motion which is estimated to cost 80 million euros. The aim is to...

Free Internet for Social Dividend Beneficiaries

The Greek Ministry of Infrastructure is offering social dividend recipients 12 months of free internet access, as well as training on how to use...

Government Expands Social Dividend Criteria

The Deputy Minister of Finances Christos Staikouras  the Deputy Minister of Labor Vasilis Kegeroglou, the General Secretary of Public Revenue Harris Theoharis as well as PASOK MPs Philippos Sahinidis, Giorgos Koutroumanis and Christos...

Greek Ministry Protects Social Dividend from Banks

The total amount of money paid to 200,000 beneficiaries as a social dividend sums up to 133.2 million euros. Up to 205,912 households had...

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