Greek finance minister Christos Staikouras has announced that the government has been working to improve existing legislation for the protection of primary residences.

According to Athens News Agency, the aim of the changes is to make it easier and quicker for home owners who are citizens’, to have their applications processed under the existing laws.

Mr Staikouras and his ministry have been working with the Private Debt Management special secretariat over the past three months. He said the aim was to promote systematic and coordinated actions in a bid to improve existing laws, particularly regulations that affect vulnerable households.