Labor Ministry

Digital work card: As of today for bank and supermarket workers

Digital job cards in banks and supermarkets with more than 250 employees are ushered in today. At this initial stage the Labor Ministry measure concerns 121,000 workers and 53 businesses. It will then be extended to insurance companies, industry and gradually to the entire spectrum of the economy.

LabMin Turcan, appeal to local authorities regarding vulnerable consumer law: Rapid intervention needed

Minister of Labor Raluca Turcan appealed to the associative structures of the local authorities for a coordination of efforts with the ministry, so that the Vulnerable Consumer Law become enforceable starting November 1. "I sent a letter both to you, to Mr. Boc, to Mr.

Deputy PM Barna: New pension law in the works to correlate retirement age with life expectancy

Deputy Prime Minister and USR PLUS Co-chairman Dan Barna said that a new pension law is in the works at the Labor Ministry, as the system requires certain changes in order to remain "sustainable" and cope with enhanced pressure as Romania's baby-boom generation born between the mid-60s and the early '70s is heading towards retirement age. "It is a firm commitment of the current coalition.

Bulgaria’s Minister of Economy: Urgent Measures Will Be Taken to Support Business in the Face of Lockdown

We are taking immediate and lightning-fast measures to support business, Minister of Economy Lachezar Borisov promised at a briefing today after the health authorities announced that from 22 to 31 March kindergartens, schools, restaurants will operate only with home/office delivery, while malls and shops over 300 sq.m. m., gaming halls, cinemas, etc., will be shut down, BGNES reported

New commuting papers needed

All workers in Attica, Patra, Halkida, Rethymno and other areas of the country under strict lockdown will need to have with them new documents proving their employment as of Monday, as the state intends to crack down on people going out for reasons other than work despite the measures against the pandemic.

Labor market remains on ice

The labor market is still on ice in Greece as a result of the pandemic and the constant changes forced on the operation of stores and the economy. Therefore in January the Labor Ministry's Ergani hirings database recorded a positive balance with the creation of 2,338 jobs, but that was only half as many as a year earlier.