Speaking to MEGA, the mayor of Athens, Costas Bakogiannis, underlined the need to institutionalize a measure of debt repayment to the municipalities in 120 installments.
"We hope to have 120 installments for debts to the municipality soon. This requires institutional regulation. In order to be able to facilitate those who owe money to the municipality ", he stressed.
At the same time, he referred to the support program prepared by the Municipality of Athens for the companies affected by the pandemic.
"It's a complete program. "We have unlocked 40 million European resources, which we want to channel to the market within the next year," he noted.
The relief measures include a 5m-euro program to upgrade the energy of small and medium-sized catering businesses, while 7m euros will be given to support culture. "To give an injection of a breath to the culture that is being hit so hard," he said.
At the same time, he announced that those companies that are closed by state order do not pay municipal fees.
Also, Costas Bakogiannis referred to the management of the pandemic in terms of the municipality.
"We are experiencing an unprecedented experience, for which there is no manual. We will make a fund at the end. We must do what we can to protect public health, even if we need to go beyond our responsibilities, even if it means implementing unprecedented policies for self-government. "The day after the crisis, he must find a strong city resilient, ready to run."
Finally, he announced that all schools have been disinfected and supplied with the necessary materials in view of the opening next Monday.