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Greek PM Offers Relief Measures as Elections Loom

Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras on Tuesday unveiled several “relief measures,” including reinstating a benefit for pensioners who had their income slashed in 2012...

Pensioners Now Greece’s Largest Group Among Taxpayers

According to the latest data made recently available by Greece's Independent Authority for Public Revenue, pensioners are now the largest single group of taxpayers...

Greek Pensioners Rally Against Austerity

Hundreds of pensioners took to the streets of Athens on Saturday to protest against austerity and falling living standards. With the motto "We claim what...

EU Approves Greek Budget, No Pension Cuts, PM says

Greece's Prime Minister, Alexis Tsipras, announced on Saturday that the European Union’s executive approved Greece’s first post-bailout budget without the requirement of implementing legislated...

Greece Sees Highest Pension Spend in EU

Greece spends the highest percentage of its GDP on pensions compared to other European Union member states, Eurostat says. Despite the fact that pensions have...

2017: The Year More Greeks Lost their Dignity

One of the (vague) election pledges of Alexis Tsipras was that his administration would restore the lost dignity of Greeks. That was also one...

Greek Pensioners Protest Deep Cuts in Pensions, Health Care

Hundreds of pensioners protested in central Athens on Thursday against the new reduction in the pensions and cuts in health benefits. The elderly protesters marched...

IMF Sees Fiscal Gap for Greece, Pension Cuts Might Come Sooner

The International Monetary Fund foresees a fiscal gap of 2.3 billion euros in the 2018 budget, which might mean that the pension cuts scheduled...

Greek Pensioners Protest Cuts Outside Council of State Court Hearing

Hundreds of elderly Greeks protested against deep cuts to their pensions outside the country's top administrative court, which was hearing arguments on a motion...

Greeks’ Pensions Could Drop to €620 a Month in Four Years Time

Pensions in Greece have decreased substantially over the last few years as the financial crisis has dictated the government's commitments to its foreign lenders...

More than 315,000 New Greek Pensioners Waiting for Payment

More than 315,000 pensions -- main and supplementary -- and retirement bonuses are overdue in Greece, according to a Kathimerini newspaper report. New pensions are...

Greek Labor Ministry: 1.2 Million Pensioners Live on Less than €500 a Month

The report of the Unified System of Control and Payment of Pensions "ILIOS" made public by the Labor Ministry shows that 1.2 million...

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