The increase of the minimum wage will be announced at the end of March in order to be applied from April 1, 2024. The minimum wage will be over 800 euros, stated National Economy and Finance Minister Kostis Hatzidakis noting that the “first number of the minimum wage will start from 8 but there are discussions with the involved bodies and the government’s aim is to reach 950 euros at the end of its four-year term”.
In an interview with SKAI TV on Sunday, Hatzidakis said that “if we have high growth rates, as it happened the previous years, if we exceed the budget targets, we are here to give back the surplus to the society.
On the farmers’ mobilisations, the minister said that “We all feel close to these people and understand their problems. I believe that they also understand that there are some limits. We are exceeding the limits and that’s why the prime minister said that the special tax on fuel will be returned.
Asked on prime minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis’ scheduled meeting with the farmers on Tuesday, Hatzidakis said that “they will understand the government’s good will. We are willing to talk with them, we believe in the open dialogue with open roads.