Athens to give poor money for Christ­mas

The Palm Beach Post - - OPINION: THE DEBATE STARTS HERE -

Greece’s prime min­is­ter says his gov­ern­ment will again dis­trib­ute one­off Christ­mas pay­ments to low-earn­ing Greeks, draw­ing from a bud­getary sur­plus built on se­vere spend­ing cuts and high taxes. Alexis Tsipras says 1.4 bil­lion eu­ros ($1.6 bil­lion) will be given to at least 3.4 mil­lion Greeks this hol­i­day sea­son, com­pared to the 617 mil­lion eu­ros is­sued to pen­sion­ers last year. In a tele­vised ad­dress late Mon­day, Tsipras said the bonuses would range from 240 to 900 eu­ros per ben­e­fi­ciary.

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