Katrougalos does not rule out possible obstacles in negotiations on social security reform

Labour Minister Giorgos Katrougalos talking to private SKAI TV stated that he does not rule out the possibility that Greek government might face obstacles in the negotiation with Greece’s creditors on social security reform.

Terrorist attack in Burkina Faso leaves at least 20 dead

At least 20 people are reported to have been killed and other wounded in an Islamist attack in the city center of Ouagadougou, the capital of Burkina Faso.

The four-star hotel is frequently used by westerners and United Nations staff, while according to witnesses speaking to media, about 100-150 people are believed to have been in the hotel and restaurant at the time of the attack.

Macedonia Pension Fund Probed Over Spiralling Debts

After Labour Ministry started to investigate the increasing debts run up by the State Pension Fund, PIOM, it rushed to repay its multi-million euro owings, private pension funds confirmed.

PIOM's debt burden had raised questions about its liquidity and the government's policy of annual pensions increases.

PM Tsipras chairs meeting on the Greek program

Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras is currently chairing a meeting on government work and other coordinated actions within the framework of the negotiations for social security reforms and the Greek program.

The meeting is held at the prime minister’s office in parliament while members of the government and associates of the prime ministers take part.

The truth about the social security draft law

While thousands of pensioners are trying to realize that their pension will not exceed the amount of 600 euros with poverty line set at 665 euros, Labour Minister Giorgos Katrougalos makes great efforts to convince Greek citizens that it is not true that there would be huge pension cuts accusing opposition of telling lies to the people.

Increase in social security contributions is the main disagreement with institutions

The draft law on social security reform was presented on Monday to the political leaders by Labour Minister Giorgos Katrougalos and then sent to the Institutions to be reviewed. Therefore, a tough month of negotiation talks is expected until we see the final law on social security reform which will be tabled to Parliament for approval.

PASOK leader: We say no to pension cuts and the increase of contributions

PASOK leader Fofi Gennimata met with on Monday with Labour Minister Giorgos Katrougalos in order to be briefed about the new social security draft law.

After their meeting Mrs. Gennimata said that PASOK will not consent to further pension cuts or increased social insurance contributions while calling on the government to negotiate “seriously and responsibly”.