In an interview with Greece’s Alpha TV, the country’s Prime Minister, Alexis Tsipras, said that the proposed agreement between the government and the Church of Greece will free up to 10,000 positions in the public sector that the government can proceed to fill, in areas where there was a need, adding that this agreement will “change a great many things”.
Regarding the new “Fund for the Exploitation of Church Assets”, he said that this would include all disputed Church properties but also non-disputed properties handed over voluntarily.
From the proceeds of this fund, which will begin operation immediately, the Greek state expects to be able to cover a large part of the subsidy it will pay to cover the salaries of the clergy up until 2030, the Prime Minister said.
As for the date of the next general election, Tsipras said that it will be held in October 2019, and expressed his belief that SYRIZA will win.
With information from A.M.N.A.