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498 Euros salaries are asked from Greece
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498 Euros salaries are asked from Greece

chris1 - Oct 02, 2016

The International Committee of experts suggests scheduled reductions, as well as flexible contracts, the so-called “zero hour contracts”, with an allowance from the State as an alternative…

Social Insurance Minister says will seek to ‘isolate’ IMF
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Social Insurance Minister says will seek to ‘isolate’ IMF

Panos - Sep 29, 2016

With Greece hoping for the release of 2.8 billion euros in loans following the approval in Parliament of new austerity measures, Labor and Social Insurance Minister Giorgos…

Insurance funds “sink” despite pensions’ cuts
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Insurance funds “sink” despite pensions’ cuts

Panos - Sep 28, 2016

A series of cuts in three categories of beneficiaries are expected in pensions, that will start being paid on Thursday. The three categories are the beneficiaries of…

“No cuts when sum of pensions is under €1,300”
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“No cuts when sum of pensions is under €1,300”

makis - Sep 23, 2016

The Minister of Labor Giorgos Katrougalos clarified that the recalculation of pensions is based on pensionable earnings, adding that no supplementary pensions will be reduced when the…

Rumors of creditor objections on insurance contributions disputed
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Rumors of creditor objections on insurance contributions disputed

makis - Sep 16, 2016

The Ministry of Labor has issued a statement dismissing media reports on objections raised by the country’s creditors over the government proposal to “freeze” insurance contributions. According…

First meeting with Troika on labour matters
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First meeting with Troika on labour matters

Panos - Sep 14, 2016

Labour Minister George Katrougalos will hold a preliminary meeting with the Troika, Wednesday, to discuss the pending matters for reform in the Greek labour market. The agenda…

“Pensioners will see raises from growth”
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“Pensioners will see raises from growth”

makis - Sep 13, 2016

The Minister of Labor Giorgos Katrougalos argued that pensioners not experience any cuts of their main pensions and underlined that there will be pension raises from growth.…

Katrougalos: Pensioners will see raises from growth
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Katrougalos: Pensioners will see raises from growth

Panos - Sep 13, 2016

The Minister of Labor Giorgos Katrougalos argued that pensioners not experience any cuts of their main pensions and underlined that there will be pension raises from growth.…

Katrougalos: The new pensions will clear the poverty line
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Katrougalos: The new pensions will clear the poverty line

Panos - Aug 24, 2016

The Minister of Labor and Social Solidarity Giorgos Katrougalos has argued that the new pensions, of about 384 euros, correspond to the poverty line set by the…

Measures to be taken in August ahead of the second bailout review
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Measures to be taken in August ahead of the second bailout review

Panos - Aug 02, 2016

Thousands of pensioners, who earn more than 1,300 euros per months, will see their supplementary pensions slashed in August, between 3% and 30%. This measure was included…

Talks underway to create ‘common front’ ahead of negotiations with creditors over labor reforms
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Talks underway to create ‘common front’ ahead of negotiations with creditors over labor reforms

Panos - Jul 19, 2016

Deliberations are ongoing to establish a “common front” by the Greek side – government, labor unions and employers’ groups – ahead of negotiations with institutional creditors over…

Katrougalos says gov’t will not yield to IMF calls for labor reforms
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Katrougalos says gov’t will not yield to IMF calls for labor reforms

makis - Jul 13, 2016

Labor Minister Giorgos Katrougalos indicated on Wednesday that the government will not yield to pressure Greece's creditors, in particular the International Monetary Fund, to further relax labor…

No agreement reached in meeting between minister, media representatives
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No agreement reached in meeting between minister, media representatives

makis - Apr 26, 2016

A meeting between Labor Minister Giorgos Katrougalos and media owners and workers on Tuesday to discuss the fate of the social security fund of journalists and management…

Labour Minister accepts pension cuts and blames IMF
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Labour Minister accepts pension cuts and blames IMF

chris1 - Apr 10, 2016

The meeting between Labour Minister Giorgos Katrougalos and Euclid Tsakalotos and the representatives of the institutions was concluded without reaching an agreement, while the Labor Minister is…

Quartet-Katrougalos meeting in progress
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Quartet-Katrougalos meeting in progress

makis - Apr 07, 2016

The meeting between Greece’s creditors (Quartet) and the country’s Labour Minister George Katrougalos is in progress in Athens, Thursday, in an effort to reach a deal on…

Dep. Minister: Creditors mostly agree with 384€ monthly ‘natl pension’
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Dep. Minister: Creditors mostly agree with 384€ monthly ‘natl pension’

Panos - Mar 31, 2016

The relevant Greek deputy minister on Thursday said creditors have accepted a government proposal to fix a minimum “national pension” rate at 384 euros per month. Deputy…

Katrougalos: Cuts in pensions over 1,300 Euros
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Katrougalos: Cuts in pensions over 1,300 Euros

Panos - Mar 11, 2016

The Greek Minister for Labour, Social Insurance and Social Solidarity, George Katrougalos pensioners receiving an aggregate of up to 1,300 from their main and ancillary pensions would…

Institutions to meet with Labour Minister at 18:30
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Institutions to meet with Labour Minister at 18:30

Panos - Mar 09, 2016

The heads of institutions that are currently in Athens to restart the negotiation on the completion of the review of the Greek programme will, according to information,…

Government considers ‘special contribution’ for high pensions
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Government considers ‘special contribution’ for high pensions

Panos - Feb 26, 2016

Although the Minister of Labor and Social Insurance Giorgos Katrougalos has vehemently denied the possibility of main pension cuts, a report in Ta Nea suggests that a…

Labour minister presents ‘improved’ proposals on pension contributions of self-employed
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Labour minister presents ‘improved’ proposals on pension contributions of self-employed

Panos - Feb 09, 2016

Labour, Social Insurance and Social Solidarity Minister George Katrougalos presented a new and improved set of proposals for the social insurance contributions of freelance professional associations, who…