According to Charitsis, about 6.75 billion euros will derive from the PIP, of which 6 billion will be provided by the EU and the rest from domestic funds. “These funds will multiply by the leverage created by placing them in the market,” he was quoted as saying by To Vima newspaper.
Concerning private funds, these will be granted by EIB, EBRD, which, under certain conditions, could reach 2 billion, he added.
The minister explained that the new NSRF funds will be used to support small and medium-sized infrastructure and strengthen the self-employed and small businesses. Priority will be given to sectors characterized by "openness, innovation and high added value” and cover eight main themes identified at a European level: Agrifood, Life Sciences - Health - Drugs, Information and Communication Technologies, Energy, Environment and Sustainable Development, Transport, Materials - Construction and Tourism - Culture - Creative Industries.