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Record of 12,000 Contract Hirings in Greek Public Sector in 2016

The Supreme Council for Civil Personnel Selection (ASEP) report for 2016 shows that 12,125 people were hired in the public sector as seasonal staff, fixed-term employees and contract workers. The number is a record-high increase, especially considering that through ASEP...

One in Two Private Sector Employees in Greece Earn Less than €800 per Month

One in two employees in the private sector in Greece earns less than 800 euros per month, while only 11 percent of public sector employees earn less than that, a new study shows. The figures come from the annual report...

Greeks Want Less Government and Lower Taxes, study shows

Greeks want tax cuts and less government, even if that means that they would lose some social benefits, and believe that the crisis was brought by "our own shortcomings," a new study shows. These are some of the results of...

New Pensions in Greek Public Sector Will be Slashed 15%-25%

Greek public sector employees and military staff who are about to retire will see that the new pensions will be 15 to 25 percent lower than expected. A new circular distributed by the General Accounting Office shows in detail the...

Greece Ranks 4th in Corruption Among Developed Nations

Greece ranks fourth on the list of most corrupt developed nations in a study conducted by Business Insider using data from Transparency International and the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD). The survey was conducted among the richest democratic...

New Greek IDs Aim to Bypass Bureaucracy

The old "blue" Greek IDs will be replaced by the new advanced ID cards, which will be launched in 2017, and will include several personal data that aim to bypass bureaucracy and also the reduce the possibility of forging. The...

Greek Government Officials Meet to Address Understaffing Problem in Public Sector

Greek government officials held a meeting today to address what they regard as the understaffing problem facing Greece’s public sector. State Minister Flambourakis and deputy minister of administrative reform Vernardakis were among those present at today’s meeting, with participants agreeing...

New Charges Against TAIPED for Εmbezzlement

The former administrative members of the Hellenic Republic Asset Development Fund (TAIPED) are being prosecuted with charges for embezzlement from the Public Sector, regarding interest that was never paid back to the Sector after selling OPAP and Emma Delta. According...

Attacks and Molotov Cocktails in the Center of Athens

Shortly before 13:00 pm around 30 masked men attacked police officers with stones damaging shop windows in the center of Athens during demonstrations by the General Confederation of Workers of Greece (GCWG)  and the Civil Servants Supreme Administrative Council (CSSAC)....

Greece to Adopt International Public Sector Accounting Standards

Greece’s Finance Ministry announced on Tuesday it will set up working groups to implement International Accounting Standards for the public sector and reform financial legislation. According to the Ministry, the decision by Greek Alternate Finance Minister Dimitris Mardas aims...