Tag: Pensions

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Govt tables measure to freeze pensions until 2022; latest package of ‘prior actions’ submitted

Panos - Jun 09, 2017

The latest and probably last round of “prior actions” demanded by creditors to conclude the long overdue second review of the Greek program was submitted to Parliament…

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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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IKA «breaks moneybox» to pay pensions

Panos - Sep 22, 2016

Even if the Government with the insurance law of Katrougalos has imposed cuts in ancillary pensions, the abolishment of EKAS, an increased deduct contribution and 11 in…

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New wave of cuts in supplementary pensions on Friday

Panos - Sep 01, 2016

About 150,000 pensioners will see their supplementary pensions slashed by up to 38% when they are paid out on Friday. According to a report in Ta Nea,…

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Thousands take to streets in Greece ahead of reform vote

chris1 - May 08, 2016

Thousands of protesters took to the streets of Athens on Sunday as Greece’s parliament prepared to vote on a controversial tax and pensions overhaul which has sparked…

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Fresh media strike over pension reforms

chris1 - Apr 24, 2016

Greece’s journalists’ unions have called a new strike over pension reforms, leading to a near-blackout of news coverage. After print and broadcast media each went on strike…

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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…