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No extra Easter bonus for civil servants and public sector pensioners

Active and retired civil servants cheered when they heard deputy Labor Minister Tassos Petropoulos announcing that they will receive extra money as a one-off Easter bonus. But their joy was of short duration. Finance Minister Euclid Tsakalotos cut their winfs in zero time. Speaking on news247 FM, Petropoulos said that …

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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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