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Christmas bonus for health workers, low-pensioners, people with disabilities, says PM

Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis announced an extra Christmas bonus to health workers, low-pensioners and people with disabilities who receive allowance. The extra bonus is aiming to absorb price hikes for the benefit of those combating the pandemic and the vulnerable groups of the society. The bonus is one off payment. …

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Olympic champion Stefanidi: Gov’t demands athletes pay back medal bonuses

Olympic pole vault champion Katerina Stefanidi is fighting the Greek Government’s demand that she and team mate Paraskevi Papachristou repay medal bonuses earned at the 2016 World Indoor Athletics Championships in Portland in Oregon. The 30-year-old United States-based athlete is concerned that the Greek Ministry of Sport is now excluding …

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Labour Minister announces €400 one-off Christmas bonus to young jobless

Labor Minister Efi Ahtsiglou announces a 400-euro one-off Christmas bonus to young unemployed aged 18-24 who are normally not  eligible to unemployment allowance. The bonus is described as “youth solidarity” allowance and is expected to be distributed by the end of the month. Eligible are unemployed aged 18-24 who are …

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PM Tsipras announces to distribute €1.4billion in one-off Christmas bonus to austerity-hit Greeks

Stunned and with hanging jaws Greeks saw and heard Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras announcing that he will hand out 1.4 billion euros as one-off “social dividend” in December. “The welfare benefits  totaling 1.4 billion euros, is more than double than that paid out last year (600 million euros) and this …

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Malta suggests bonus or fine of €60,000 per asylum seeker to end EU migration row

EU countries would get €60,000 for every asylum seeker they take in above their EU-set quota as part of a plan drawn up the government of Malta that currently holds the rotating presidency of the Council of Europe. The government of the island state believes that financial incentives will persuade EU …

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Turmoil as 20-25 MPs may have received the Christmas Bonus for low-pensioners

One more lawmaker of ruling SYRIZA admitted that he received the Christmas Bonus (13th pension) for low-pensioners although he receives a good and mostly tax-free salary from the Greek Parliament. Are these the only MPs? Hardly. Triantafyllos Mitafidis said on Friday that the mistake in granting the so-called once-off 13th …

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