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Greek gov’t says to raise pensions as compensation for scrapping of poverty allowance

The Greek government plans to raise pensions to low-pensioners as a compensation for scrapping the poverty allowance (EKAS) to thousands of people as demanded by the country’s lenders. Speaking to Sto Kokkino FM, deputy minister for Social Security, Tasos Petropoulos, said that low-pensioners of less than 700 euro per month …

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Gov’t gives low-pensioners extra social drops to swallow the bitter pill of being deprived of poverty allowance

Greek government will “compensate” with a total of 50 million euro the poverty allowance (EKAS) cuts to more than 158,000 low-pensioners who saw the little monthly extra being removed from their income since June. The EKAS cuts is a bailout agreement precondition since the 2. bailout of 2012. In the …

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In Uniform We Love: Tsipras seeks last minute “equivalent measures” to have Kammenos vote for the omnibus bill

Debate in Greek Parliament reaches its peak as lawmakers get ready to vote the omnibus austerity bill of €5.4 billion, the last prerequisite in order to conclude the Program Review and reach a deal at the Eurogroup on May 24th. Keys points of argument between the coalition government SYRIZA -ANEL …

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