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Tsipras makes hope for “Christmas bonus” for Greece’s pensioners

Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras open the window for more benefits saying “our goal is a Christmas bonus” for the country’s pensioners. Speaking to news247 FM on Monday, Tsipras said that the government the so-called “13th pension equivalent to Easter bonus before it was cut due to austerity measures imposed by …

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Eurogroup: Greece’s lenders concerned about the package of “relief measures”

The Eurogroup has warned Greece about the benefits and relief measures the parliament approved during the week. “Greece must continue to respect its commitments,” said Eurogroup chief Mario Centeno stressing at the same time that “Greece has overachieved on fiscal targets so far.” Deputy Finance Minister  Giorgos Houliarakis briefed the …

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Greek Parliament passes bill for “relief measures”, settlement for state debtors

The overwhelming majority of Greek Parliament approved the Labor Ministry bill introducing the 120-installment settlement for debtors to the state as well as the package of “relief measures” like the reduction of Value Added Tax and the so-called “13th pension.” The bill was voted in principle by ruling party SYRIZA, …

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Draft Laws for “relief measures”, VAT reduction, debtors settlement submitted to Greek Parliament

With express procedures the Greek government submitted to Parliament draft laws regarding the relief measures announced last week by Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras as well as the 120-installments settlement for debtors to the state. The so-called 120 installment draft law, including the debt settlement to the social security funds, tax  …

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Greece gov’t dismiss reports deal with creditors to scrap pension cuts measure

To cut or not to cut? The  upcoming austerity measure of pension cuts as of 1.1. 2019 became top on the agenda of political debate between the government, the opposition parties and the media on Friday. An exclusive report by Athens News Agency said that Greece’s creditors considered the “social …

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ESM approves debt relief measures to bring Greece out of the woods in 2060

The Board of Directors of European Stability Mechanism (ESM) and European Financial Stability Facility (EFSF) approved short-term debt relief measures for Greece, Monday afternoon. “The measures approved by the governing bodies of the ESM and EFSF are an important step towards improving Greek debt sustainability,” Managing director Klaus Regling said and …

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Greek gov’t relief measures: €600 for homes damaged by Kefalonia earthquake

Greek government announced a series of emergency measures to meet basic needs of residents of Kefalonia, hit by a powerful earthquake on Sunday. To start with, the government will disburse directly 100,000 euro to the municipality of Kefalonia and another 100,000 euro to municipality of Ithaki in order to cover …

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