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Austerity cuts: Tsipras to return €820mn to special categories of civil servants

Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras announced that certain groups of civil servants will receive retroactive a total of €820 million net for wage cuts during the economic crisis and the bailout agreements. The total amount is €1.4 billion gross including taxes, social security and pension contributions. The money will be paid …

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Court rules scrapping 13th & 14th pension was “illegal”, orders return of €11K

A  first-instance court in Thessaloniki ruled that austerity cuts scrapping the 13th and 14th pensions were illegal and ordered the pension funds involved to return the money. The court ruled that  70-year-old IKA pensioner Odysseas Tsologiannis has to await for a total amount of 11,184 euros. The pensioner had filed …

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Tsakalotos assures investors pensioners over 70 will start dying as of 2020 (video)

Finance Minister Euclid Tsakalotos ‘promised’ investors that Greek pensioners will be dead soon and that they will not have to worry about the sustainability of the pensions system. Addressing the 13th Greek Annual Road Show in London, Tsakalotos argued that pensioners who are over 70 years old now, will have …

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Power disconnections due to debts skyrocket by 313% in last three years

Thousands of households across Greece see technical teams of public power supplier PPC to disconnect the electricity supply on daily basis. Electricity disconnections to households and businesses due to debts to power suppliers have increased by 313% in the last three years. The official data of the Regulatory Authority for …

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What will happen if Greece abolishes the pension cuts despite creditors objections?

Greece insists that the austerity measure to further pension cuts as of 1. January 2019 is not necessary. Creditors try to avoid commenting on that, although the usual “Euro Sources Anonymous” claim that the euro finance ministers are against abolishing of the measure. “Greece’s budget 2019 will not include pension …

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Pensioners march in downtown Athens protesting new cuts of 18%

Hundreds of pensioners marched in downtown Athens in one more protest against cuts in main and supplementary pensions during the austerity years. The protest was staged as the recalculation of pensions is imminent due to the so-called Katrougalos-Law of 2016. The pensioners from the private and public sector said that …

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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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Schaeuble blames the Greek government for pension cuts

German Finance Minister Wolfgang Schaeuble insisted that it is successive Greek governments to blame for the pension cuts that have been enforced in Greece and not the international or the European creditors. In an interview to newspaper TA NEA, has insisted in an interview that successive Greek governments were to …

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Court rules new pension cuts in 2019 against Constitution and Human Rights Convention

The Plenary of the State Audit Council has ruled that the cuts to main and supplementary pensions to be implemented in 2019 are against the Constitution and contravene the European Convention of Human Rights. Pension cuts are creditors’ top favorite austerity measure. The pension cuts the government and its creditors …

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Pensioners march through Athens protesting further cuts

Thousands of pensioners marched through the streets of downtown Athens on Tuesday demanding a stop to further pension cuts. Representatives met with Deputy Minister in charge of  Social Security and Retirement, Tasos Petropoulos. The meeting ended without the result protesters had hoped to achieve. The Minister merely confirmed that the …

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Schaeuble and IMF’s Thomsen agree to increase pressure on Greece

German Finance Minister Wolfgang Schaeuble and the International Monetary Fund finally agreed on the Greek debt issue. However what they agreed upon is not what Greece would like to expect. Schaeuble and the IMF’s responsible for Europen Poul Thomsen agreed to a common hard-line, that translates into to increase pressure …

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