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Greece leads in neoliberal schemes: Health Care Service according to contributions?

It looks like a real revolutionary concept: Health Care should be provided to insured patients according to the contributions they have paid to social insurance funds. The idea was put indirectly on the table by Rovertos Spyropoulos, the general director of IKA, Greece’s biggest state insurance fund for the insured …

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ND & PASOK owe €365K to social security fund; it’s the government, stupid!

Coalition government parties Nea Dimocratia of PM Antonis Samaras and PASOK of deputy Prime minister Evangelos Venizelos owe to Greece’s social security fund IKA 365,000 EUR in social contributions. Responding to a written question from MPs, Labor Minister Yiannis Vroutsis said checks on unpaid contributions in June revealed that New …

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Labor Ministry to register …quicksand movements in Greece’s private sector

What’s the purpose of this waste of money and time? And thus in a labor market environment that moves with a speed of quicksand responding even to the touch of a light tree leaf? Greek Labor Ministry wants to register all employees across the country. You know all these workers for …

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Nea Dimocratia would love to make strikes difficult, if it weren’t the gov’t partners

I’m afraid democracy in Greece tends to adopt more and more authoritarian features. Labour Minister Yiannis Vroutsis plans to radically change the strike law and make it more difficult for unions to declare strikes. According to information leaked in the Greek press on Sunday, the absolute majority of the workers (that is: …

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Greece Cleans Insurance Funds from Fake Pensioners

Aha! Greece is cleaning the Augean stables full of local and foreigners illegally receiving pensions, social and welfare benefits.  With a huge broom is sweeping away  those who for years profited form public money without being eligible to do so. This weeks’ target of Greek Labour Ministry are the stables at farmers’ …

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