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SYRIZA Euro-Candidate Loizou Resigns over Alleged Pension Scam

Myrsini Loïzou, a candidate MEP for the SYRIZA party, withdrew her candidacy on Friday afternoon following reports that she allegedly committed fraud by receiving her deceased mother's state pension. Loïzou was accused of receiving the honorary pension granted by the Greek...

ND: Taxes and Pension Cuts are Tsipras’ New Year’s Gifts

The government is ushering in the New Year with more tax hikes and pension and wage cuts for Greeks, New Democracy said in a press release on Monday, referring to the new set of consumption and special taxes which...

Tsipras' Pretend Heroism Is for Internal Consumption Only

Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras wore his Spring 2015 costume again and started acting like the leftist messiah who would change Greece and Europe. So, he started attacking the European Union institutions and the International Monetary Fund. You can...

Greek Pensions and Labor Market Reforms to Be Discussed in 2nd Review Program

Measures concerning both the pension system and labor market reforms are expected to be the focus of talks during the second review of Greece's programme, Eurogroup President Jeroen Dijsselbloem informed the Dutch lawmakers on Tuesday, in the customary document...

Min Katrougalos Aims to 'Isolate' IMF's Influence on Pension and Labor

On Thursday Labor and Social Insurance Minister Giorgos Katrougalos said that he seeks to "isolate" the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and its influence on pension and labor issues in Greece. As Greece is anxiously awaiting release of 2.8 billion euros...

Pensioners Take to Labor Ministry After 50% Pension Slashes

Greek pensioners who have seen their rights diminish since the start of the economic crisis took to the streets against the latest round of pension cuts in Athens. The elderly shouted slogans protesting against slashes to their pensions outside...

Grandma's Pension in One Touching Animated Video (video)

Based on the Greek harsh reality, Efi Pappas' animated video "My stuffed Granny" tells the story of little Sofia who loves her grandmother, despite the fact that she's always hungry. Grandma's pension is the only income that both Sofia and...

Eurogroup Extraordinary Meeting: Watch Arrivals (video)

The Eurogroup is hosting an extraordinary meeting to discuss the state of play of the macroeconomic adjustment program for Greece following a vote of a new wave of pension and tax reforms voted on by Greek Parliament on Sunday. Discussions...

Greek Protesters Hurl Firebombs at Police Ahead of Key Reform Vote (video)

Greek protesters on Sunday hurled firebombs at police guarding the parliament building in Athens and police responded with tear gas, ahead of a vote later in the day on pension and tax reforms demanded by the country's European creditors. Television...

Gov't Proposals on Pension Reform a 'Monstrosity,' Mitsotakis Tells ND Forum

Main opposition New Democracy leader Kyriakos Mitsotakis on Thursday invited productive bodies and society to participate in drawing up ND's programme, while attacking the government's proposals for reforming the pension system as a "monstrosity." He was speaking during an...