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Mitsotakis attacks unemployed, claims “lack of skills” reason “professional jobless” don’t get a job

In a new burst of toxic arrogance, Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis attacked unemployed citizens calling them “professional jobless” claiming that “jobless do not find jobs because they lack the appropriate basic qualifications and skills.” Speaking at the Parliament to defend the new bill “Jobs Again” the PM blamed the unemployed …

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Greece determined to proceed with privileges for inoculated citizens and “compulsory vaccination”

The Greek government is reportedly determined to proceed with privileges for inoculated citizens and “compulsory vaccination” for specific professionals. The government has reportedly already prepared the necessary legislation and is waiting for the recommendations from the National Bioethics committee before proceeds with its implementation expected in the beginning of July. …

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Greece introduces foster care benefits with the aim to de-institutionalize children

Greece’s Labor Ministry introduces benefits to the country’s foster care system with the aim to de-institutionalize children living in care facilities. The Ministry will grant benefits between 325 and 1,200 euros per month as of June 2021. The new benefits are described by the ministry as a way to “get …

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Travel restrictions benefit marine life and environment, say Greek experts

Travel restrictions imposed globally to manage the coronavirus pandemic have a visible positive repercussion in marine life and environment, with a reduction in pollution and a revival of sea populations. Sea turtles are one of the species that have benefited from this, project officer for the international organization for Mediterranean …

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No fiscal space left in 2019 for more benefits, says BoG Stournaras

The governor of Bank of Greece Yannis Stournaras sounded warning bells over the current Tsipras government pre-election measures, saying there is no “fiscal space” this year for further benefits beyond those foreseen in the currently executed 2019 budget. The one-time finance minister, before 2015, again reinforced his reputation as a …

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Social and political outrage around MEP candidate with special needs

A social and political outrage sparked on Tuesday, after Alternate Health Minister Pavlos Polakis accused an New Democracy candidate for the European Parliament of making use of disability provisions in order to get a job in the public sector as he is a person with special needs. 34-year-old Stelios Kymbouropoulos …

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Unemployment benefits are counter-productive, says New Democracy

Unemployment benefits and Christmas bonus have become the target of conservative new Democracy, Greece’s main opposition party, aspiring to come to power after the next parliamentary elections. New Democracy sees the achievements of the working class struggle as counter-productive and claims that they create clientele relations between the state and …

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“Greek pensioners’ high ageing rate is reason for main concern,” says EU report

European Commission technocrats must have been in a trolling mood when they wrote the Pensions Adequacy Report 2018. They raise concern about the cuts in pensions and low-pensioners benefits they demanded from Greece to implement in the context of the 3. bailout as “all these provisions are expected to have …

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OECD Greece report: High taxes and almost nonexistent benefits

Over taxation of low and medium incomes, low wages, non existing benefits, a poor education system: these are the key words in chapter “Greece” as presented by the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) in its Going for Growth 2018 report beginning of the week. the international organization takes …

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ELSTAT: Greece’s GDP shrunk by 26% since 2010, public debt surged

Greece’s GDP shrunk by 61.6 billion euros (26 percent) since 2010, the time span when three bailout memorandums with institutional creditors were signed and implemented, figures showed this week. Additionally, general government revenues decreased by five billion euros, with public sector wages, pensions and welfare benefits cut by 19.13 billion …

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Sharing economy is creating a Dickensian world

The sharing economy benefits its creators, but this may be at the expense of those who do the work or provide the service — as well as the broader economy. The real reasons for the sharing economy are simple. The existing industries targeted by these platforms are frequently inefficient. Over …

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Scandal! Wages hikes for Greece’s Public Power Company (DEH) workers

That’s an unbelievable challenge for the debt-ridden Greek society! The collective bargain signed between Greece’s Public Power Company and powerful union GENOP-DEH electrocutes large parts of the unemployment- and austerity-hit Greeks of the country’s private sector. Four unions of workers at Greece’s Public Power Company (DEH) signed a collective bargain …

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Greek civil servants enjoy extra 6-day paid leave for using computers at work

We certainly all feel with the plight of Greek civil servants and the cuts they have been exposed to due to Troika austerity. Their already hard working life spiced with benefits, allowances, part-time work but full-time payments and all possible kinds of benefits a union-government alliance could think of is getting even harder. …

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O La La! Madame Lagarde (IMF) Does Not Pay Taxes…

Ο la la! Quelle blamage! What a mean exposure! Madame Christine Lagarde, the head of IMF, who suggested parents of impoverished Greek children should pay their taxes, does not pay taxes herself. No, she is not exactly a tax-dodger. She simply enjoys a tax-free and lots of bonuses status due …

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