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Lawmakers who Accidentally Received One-off Pension Bonus have Returned it, Says Labor Ministry

Greek Lawmakers who accidentally received a one-off pension bonus last December returned it to the unified national insurance body EFKA, the Labor ministry said on Tuesday. The bonus was intended for pensioners earning less than 800 a month but it...

Greek Lawmakers Adopt 'Parallel Program' to Assist Vulnerable People

Greek lawmakers late on Saturday voted in favor of the "parallel program" that aims to soften the austerity measures agreed upon under the third economic program. The bill was withdrawn in December after pressure from Greece’s creditors. The Syriza-ANEL coalition government...

Parliament Head Voutsis Plans 10% Cut in MPs Main Wages

Greek Parliament President Nikos Voutsis is examining a 10% cut in the main wages of lawmakers which will be included in the parliamentary budget currently being drafted and will be implemented from January 2016. Voutsis said that this measure is...

Greek Legislators Ratify Home Foreclosure Law

In a second test for the government within hours, Greek lawmakers ratified on Saturday evening a law on home foreclosures requested by international lenders under the country's bailout deals. The bill, which partially lifts a previous moratorium on auctions, passed...

Lawmakers Approve New Bill to Spur Investment, Boost Tourism

The Greek parliament approved legislation to boost private investment, a key condition to get the crisis-struck country out of its worst-ever peacetime recession. The new investment incentive law aims to cut red tape by making a broader range of projects...

Greek Lawmakers OK Law to Unlock Aid

Greek lawmakers have approved a series of long-delayed reforms demanded by international creditors, taking the country a step closer to securing its next multi-billion euro aid installment. Eurozone countries and the International Monetary Fund insisted Greece approve the steps...

Swiss Banks Won't Reveal Secret Greek Accounts

Swiss banking officials have rejected a request by Greek politicians and their spouses to provide written proof they do not have secret accounts, a request they made after a Swiss politician said some of them had deposited cash to...

Lawmakers Demand War Reparations From Germany

Some Greek lawmakers want their government to negotiate outstanding war-reparation payments with Germany. Three ministers briefed MPs on Wednesday on what steps Greece is taking to reclaim Second World War damages from Germany, as 38 deputies asked for a committee...

Lawmakers Approve Committee To Examine Statistics Office

Greek lawmakers approved Thursday a proposal to set up an examining committee to assess whether the country's statistics service used methods that exaggerated the country's debt woes to justify the bloc's demands for austerity measures. The proposal was approved by...