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Athens Braces for Transport Strike as Unions Protest Social Security Reforms

Buses, trolleys, trams and metro transportation will be out of operation in Athens on February 18, as employees will be taking part in the...

Asylum Seekers to Get Social Security Number in Greece in Apparent Policy U-Turn

Five key Greek ministries on Monday decided that the country will re-introduce the practice of granting a social security number to all migrants who...

Greece Tightens Health Care Provisions for Migrants, Asylum Seekers

The Greek government is planning to tighten up procedures for providing free health care and other benefits to thousands of migrants and asylum seekers. According...

Creditors Leave Athens Without Plan for Settling Tax Debt

The Greek government did not present their plans for settling tax debt in 120 installments during negotiations this week in Athens with their creditors'...

Social Security Debt Grows by 827 Million in Second Quarter

Arrears to social security funds increased by 827,180,068 euros in the second quarter of the year according to a report Friday by the Center...

Greek Social Security System on the Decline

The drop in the average Greek salary has resulted in the rise of flexible forms of employment, both factors that have crippled the sustainability...

Farmers Protest Over Austerities by Blocking Roads, Threaten Closure of Border Crossing

Protests took place on Friday throughout various parts of the national highway in Greece. They were led by farmers who are rallying against the...

Farmers Protesting Tax Increase and Cuts to Social Security Close Greek-FYROM Border

The customs office at Evzones, near Greece’s border with FYROM, was blocked by farmers and from the municipality of Peonia on Saturday, who are...

Foreign Envoys to Propose More Austerities Claiming Greece Will Have GDP Budget Gap in...

Foreign envoys are set to return to Athens to resume talks about Greece's austerity measures on November 14. They will discuss the alleged budget...

Katrougalos: We Will Not Accept IMF’s Unfavorable Views in Changes to Social and Labor...

The IMF is asking for unfavorable changes in the social security system, but we will not accept them, Labor Minister Giorgos Katrougalos said on...

Pensioners Take to Labor Ministry After 50% Pension Slashes

Greek pensioners who have seen their rights diminish since the start of the economic crisis took to the streets against the latest round of...

Greek Govt Votes in Favor of Tough Pension-Tax Reforms

Greek Parliament debated a set of tough economic pension and tax reforms on Saturday and Sunday. The 300-strong Parliament voted for the bill with...

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