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Social media outcry forces Gov’t to cancel the e-learning fiasco #Σκοιλ_Ελικικου

Following a week of non-stop outcry on social media, the Greek government was forced to suspend the fiasco voucher program of e-learning for professionals and give 160,000 lawyers, engineers, physicians and other self-employed 600 euros direct financial support for the coronavirus lockdown crisis without preconditions. The program, announced amid the …

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North Macedonia fires Labor Minister Mizrahi over name dispute

The parliament in North Macedonia has voted to fire Labor Minister Rashela Mizrahi for failing to use the country’s new official name during a press conference — a sensitive issue in the Western Balkan nation following a long-standing dispute over the moniker. Last week Mizrahi triggered a storm of reactions …

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Chios: Protesters boo, throw water bottles at Dep Labor Minister over Migration policy

Serious incidents erupted in the town hall of the island of Chios on Monday night, where Deputy Minister of Labor, Notis Mitarakis was booed and became the target of protesters angry over the government’s migration policy and the creation of a new structure for refugees and migrants. A group of …

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Greece’s lenders agree to increase of minimum wage: a bag of peanuts

Representatives of Greece’s lenders have reportedly given the green light for the increase of the minimum wage, an issue Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras has long promised to materialize. During a meeting with Labor Minister Efi Achtsioglou on Wednesday in Athens, the lenders have reportedly recommended a “cautious increase” in the …

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Greece to increase minimum wage as of 1. Jan 2019, announces Labor Minister

Minimum wage in Greece will be increased as of 1. January 2019, Labor, Social Insurance and Social Solidarity Minister Efi Achtsioglou announced beginning of the week. The relevant amendment was submitted to the parliament late on Wednesday in order to speed up the procedure The increase of the minimum wage …

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UPD Outrage as wealthy SYRIZA minister Antonopoulou receives 12,000 rental allowance

Alternate Labor Minister Rania Antonopoulou is in the middle of a scandal as she has been receiving a rental allowance of 12,000 euros per year. The allowance has been approved in September 2015, ever since she was appointed Minister in the Greek government. This is a normal procedure if the …

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