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1.5 Million Uninsured Workers in Greece

According to a survey carried out by the Labor Institute of G.S.E.E, about 1,5 million workers in Greece, both Greeks and foreigners, are working under the regime of partial or entirely uninsured labor. The data show that the contribution evasion...

Revival of Social Tourism Programs

From September, one thousand people will have the chance to go on a few-days' free vacation through the social tourism programs which are reborn from the ashes under the umbrella of the Manpower Employment Organization (OAED). On June 4, the...

Dozens of IKA Pensioners Unpaid

Dozens of IKA pensioners, the largest Social Security Organization in Greece, who went to collect their pensions on May 30 left without being paid or after receiving less money they are entitled to. As soon as the banks opened, IKA...

Uninsured Work in Greece Reached 39.4 percent

According to controls carried out by the Hellenic Labor Inspectorate in the first three months of 2013, uninsured work in Greece reached 39.4 percent. In particular, among the 17,189 businesses checked, 6,765 uninsured workers were found. Out of the uninsured,...

Nearly 1 in 2 Greeks Without Insurance

In a country that is supposed to have a universal health care system, nearly 50 percent of Greeks now have no insurance after having lost their jobs and eligibility, and some 500,000 have no income at all because their...

Sluggish May Day Protests In Athens

Only about 8,000 protesters took part in Greece's May 1 general strike in Athens, a far cry from the nearly 100,000 that showed up last year, with many Greeks having already fled the city for their villages for the...

Cyprus Expected To OK Bailout Deal

Cyprus’ lawmakers are voting April 30 on a bailout agreement aimed at preventing the country from going bankrupt that includes 10 billion euros ($13 billion) from international lenders but requires the government to find savings and revenue-raisers of another...

Dendias Says Greeks Aren't Xenophobes

Defending Greece's roundup of immigrants suspected of being in the country unlawfully, Greek Public Order Minister Nikos Dendias, during a trip to New York, told CNN International that, “The Greek society is not xenophobic at all, rather the opposite.” He...

PPC Gives Good Customers Installments

With unpaid bills piling up at more than $1 million a day, Greece's Public Power Corporation (PPC) said it will give customers who had been paying on time but fallen behind a new installment plan with up to 40...

More Transport Strikes Hit Greece

With Greece beginning high hopes for a better tourist season after disappointing results in 2012, more strikes have begun, this time closing ferries to the islands on April 16 with sea men protesting a bill they said could lead...