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Greek MFA Katrougalos faces Greek-Americans’ rage for the Prespes Agreement
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Greek MFA Katrougalos faces Greek-Americans’ rage for the Prespes Agreement

Panos - Apr 02, 2019

During a speech of the Minister of Foreign Affairs George Katrougalos at the Columbia University in New York on the Prespes Agreement, Greek expats asked questions in…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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.…

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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.…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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,…

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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…