ATHENS (Sputnik) — Tuesday's decision of the Greek finance minister was taken within the framework of the road map on the gradual relaxation of capital control measures, adopted by the Greek finance ministry on May 17, 2017.
The decree also permitted to open bank accounts for those individuals who had not have an account.
In June 2015, the Greek government introduced capital controls due to an acute financial crisis and a massive money withdrawal. The limits of 60 euros per day and 420 euros per week on cash withdrawal were set up in banks alongside with restrictions imposed on the transfer of funds. A considerable part of limitations on the banking operations was lifted in late December 2015, while a number of measures remained in place.