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Greek Government Attacks Political Opposition Over Pension Reform Stance

A day following the leak of the Greek government's 170 page proposal to reform the Greek pension system,   Greek Government spokeswoman Olga Gerovasili attacked the other political parties for their refusal to support the reform push. While the reform...

Greek FinMin Tsakalotos: 'There Will Be Victories and Defeats in the Negotiation'

Greek Finance Minister Euclid Tsakalotos expressed optimism that the government will overcome the obstacle of the negotiations with the creditors, on Sunday January 3rd, in an interview with Kathimerini. “In the negotiations there will be victories and defeats,” he said...

Greek Government Council Meeting Ends Without Update

A meeting of the government council on social policy, in which the imminent social security and pension reforms were discussed, concluded on Tuesday without any statements from the ministers.   Among the issues which were discussed are the national pension,...

Greek Prime Minister Questions Behavior of Political Opposition

Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras criticized New Democracy and PASOK's stance during Saturday's political party leaders meeting, which failed to yield a common approach on social security reforms and only managed to generate agreements on the refugee crisis as well as...

Political Leaders Unable to Reach Accord on Greece's Social Security System

Greece's political leaders failed to find common ground on reforms to Greece's social security system but agreed on future discussions over a Constitutional Revision as well as on a united approach to the refugee crisis, during a meeting on Saturday afternoon. Greek...

Mario Draghi Responds to SYRIZA European MP's Claims

European Central Bank President Mario Draghi responded to SYRIZA's European Parliament Member; Kostas Chrysogonas via an open letter, Chrysogonas had made claims about the ECB's role in the Greek bailouts and posed questions about the “right to social security and the protection of...

Greek Social Security Funds Take Loans to Meet Obligations

While the third Greek bailout is now law of the land in Greece, the country's social security funds seem to be struggling to stay afloat. Greece's Social Security Institute (IKA) had made a request for a 180-million-euro loan to the Generational Solidarity Insurance Fund...

Greek Government to Expand Health Coverage for Uninsured

The Greek coalition government is currently working on new healthcare policies to expand free and subsidized health coverage. According to a ministerial decision uninsured Greeks and migrants residing legally in Greece who were denied healthcare in the past due to...

Social Dialogue Over Collective Bargaining Underway in Greece

The first trilateral meeting between representatives of the social partners and the Greek government over labor legislation is underway at the Greek Labor Ministry. The restitution of the power of collective bargaining and the timetable for the gradual restoration of...

Greek Deputy Health Minister: Govt will not Cut Pensions

Greek Deputy Health Minister Dimitris Stratoulis ruled out on Friday the possibility of further cuts in main or supplementary pensions or a retirement age raise. "There are no cuts in our government for pensions, neither in the main, nor in the...