EFKA debt deadline notice

The Single Social Security Entity (EFKA) started sending 281,000 email messages to freelancers, self-employed professionals and farmers with debts of less than 2,000 euros each, in order for them to pay off or at least arrange their debts and maintain their insurance capacity by the end of the month.

Ex-PM Samaras exempt from party discipline on controversial amendment, says gov’t spokesman

Government spokesman Pavlos Marinakis has urged New Democracy MPs to support a government amendment aimed at granting work permits to approximately 30,000 irregular migrants. However, he clarified that party discipline will not be a point of contention with former prime minister Antonis Samaras, who has voiced disagreement with the amendment.

Investment in human resources ‘a challenge’

Labor Minister Adonis Georgiadis on Wednesday said that investment in the country's human resources was a challenge for the long-term development of the Greek economy, during a discussion with Vassilis Kafatos, growth leader and Competence Center president at Deloitte and vice president of the American-Hellenic Chamber of Commerce, in the context of the 34th Greek Economic Summit.

Pay rise won’t cut it to lure Greek professionals home

A pay rise alone is not enough to lure back scientists who emigrated during the financial crisis of the previous decade, according to the majority of participants of a conference on the challenges and opportunities for individuals, society and the economy by the National Documentation Center. 

Elefsina shipyard streamlining deal to be signed on Monday

Labor Minister Adonis Georgiadis announced on Saturday that ONEX Shipyards and the US International Development Finance Corporation (DFCgov) will formally sign their agreement for the funding of the streamlining plan of Elefsis Shipyards with over $100 million on Monday, in Elefsina.

"The renaissance of the shipbuilding industry in Greece is now a reality," he said. 

Expansion ‘a la carte’ for digital labor card

The Labor and Social Security Ministry is promoting the selective expansion of the digital labor card in retail trade and industry from the beginning of 2024, with the competent agencies hard at work making preparations, as in its full development the measure will concern over 500,000 workers in at least 65,000 businesses.