News archive of September 2018

Secretary of State Ciamba holds consultations with Austrian Secretary General for Foreign Affairs Peterlik

Secretary of state with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MAE) George Ciamba on Friday had consultations in Vienna with the Secretary General of the Ministry for Europe, Integration and Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Austria, Johannes Peterlik, among other topics the two discussing collaboration in implementing and promoting the EU Strategy for the Danube Region.

ESEE proposes minimum monthly wage of 751 euros by 2022

The Hellenic Confederation of Commerce and Entrepreneurship (ESEE) informed the Labor Ministry on Friday that it is in favor of the gradual rise of the minimum wage to 751 euros per month in 2022, as well as the "rationalization" of social security contributions by freelance workers and the reduction of contributions for auxiliary social security by one percentage point.

Romania's top court rules on rights of gay couples

The ruling was made ahead of a referendum on October 6 and 7 that seeks to ban same-sex marriage, Tanjug reported, citing AP.

The Romanian Constitution currently states that marriage is between spouses, while the referendum's goal is to change that definition to "between a man and a woman."

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Greek central banker succeeds Liikanen on ECB's audit committee

The Governing Council of the European Central Bank has named Greek central bank chief Yannis Stournaras as a member of the council's audit committee, replacing Erkki Liikanen, the Bank of Greece said on Friday.

Economic crisis reflection of political crisis in Turkey: CHP leader

The current economic crisis in Turkey is a reflection of the political crisis, main opposition Republican People's Party (CHP) leader Kemal Kılıçdaroğlu has said, criticizing President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan for playing down Turkey's current economic woes.