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More than 8,000 doctors and nurses who are employed by the National Organization for Healthcare Provision (EOPYY) but have been in a labor mobility scheme for the past month have been asked to visit the EOPYY polyclinics on Thursday ahead of the scheduled launch next week of the Primary National Healthcare Network (PEDY) which is to replace EOPYY.
Deputy Interior Minister Leonidas Grigorakos on Wednesday removed from a draft immigration law a provision that foresaw the immediate expulsion from Greece of any migrants that made a false complaint to authorities.
The provision met with criticism from opposition parties.
SYRIZA MP Vassiliki Katrivanou called it racist and dangerous.
Greece has given the only bidder in a deal to develop the former Athens airport of Hellinikon a week to improve its offer, the country's privatisations agency HRADF said on Wednesday.
Three times the size of Monaco, Hellenikon, one of Europe's biggest real estate projects, is crucial for the debt-laden country to meet its 2014 privatisations target.
After reaching an agreement with the troika on Tuesday, the Greek government now has to prepare legislation for the reforms it agreed with its lenders in the hope that the disbursement of at least 10 billion euros in loans will be approved at an informal Eurogroup meeting due to take place in Athens on April 1.