Tagged: Greek Parliament

Bill on “plastic money” to usher in new system for tax-free allowance

The draft bill tabled in Parliament last week will usher in a new way for tax-payers to “build up” their tax-free allowance as of January 1, 2017, exclusively through the use of debit and credit cards. Only transactions and purchases using “plastic money” will be taken into account in order to accumulate the necessary limits, […]

Greek parliament approves Tsipras’ social justice bill

Greece’s parliament on Saturday approved a bill providing health insurance to vulnerable citizens and offering municipality jobs for the unemployed as the left-led government tries to mitigate the impact of bailout austerity measures on the poor. Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras, who made a U-turn on promises to end austerity and was forced to sign up […]

PM Tsipras: We are encountering the largest people’s displacement since WWII

We are experiencing a huge humanitarian crisis, we are before the largest people’s displacement since WWII, and all this movement passes through our country, said Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras noting that we must deal with the issue without surrendering in the barbarous populism of the violence and the illegal repatriation. Addresing the Greek parliament on […]

Fifteen employees in Greek parliament found to have fake degrees

Fifteen employees in the Greek parliament were found to have provided fake degrees when they applied for their job, it was revealed on Wednesday, following a review over the qualifications of civil servants working in the House. The review started when New Democracy’s former leader and candidate for the same job, Vangelis Meimarakis, was parliament […]

Debate on bill containing prior actions started in parliament

The debate on the draft law on the third package of prior actions that the government agreed with the lenders started on Thursday at the parliament plenum. The protection of the first residence dominates the deputies’ positions. The government claims that the weaker strata will be fully protected while the opposition parties say that the […]

Panousis to appear before Parliamentary Ethics Committee

The Parliamentary Ethics Committee has summoned the former Minister of Public Order Yannis Panousis to appear on at noon on Wednesday the 18th of November, in order to address the serious allegations regarding threats against his life. The committee’s unanimous decision to summon Mr. Panousis came at the request of New Democracy MP Yannis Tragakis […]