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A test of public ethos

The enforcement of the anti-smoking law is not just a matter of public health. It will also test the country's public ethos, which has nothing to do with political parties.
This is the third time Greece is attempting to enforce the ban. And no matter how meticulous the police are in their efforts to enforce the rules, that alone will not be enough.

NED Club to improve corporate governance

A year-and-a-half after the Folli Folie scandal broke, tainting the reputation of Greek business internationally, the market itself has created a new entity with a mission to promote good corporate governance and entrepreneurship. The Non-Executive Directors' Club in Greece, or NED Club, was launched at an event at the British ambassador's residence in Athens on Monday night.

PM Orban: Minimum wage per economy might increase 7.2%

The minimum wage per economy might increase 7.2%, said Prime Minister Ludovic Orban on Tuesday, in a post on the Government's Facebook page. He specifies that, this week, the proposals for the formula for calculating the minimum wage will be finalized. "This week, we will finalize the proposals for the minimum wage calculation formula.

PM Orban: We'll complete impact study and propose increase of minimum wage this week

Chairman of the National Liberal Party (PNL) and Prime Minister Ludovic Orban has stated on Monday that the impact study regarding the increase in the minimum wage will be completed this week. "We find that the PSD [the Social Democratic Party] has completely lost the use of reason, the PSD has become a source of systematically spread lies, which have nothing to do with reality.

Court voids IOR Park land retrocession act

The Bucharest Court of Appeal has admitted the nullity of the retrocession of 12 hectares of the Bucharest Sector 3 IOR Park, Sector mayor Robert Negoita said on Friday in a press briefing delivered right near the respective plot. "It is a great day for all District 3 residents and, I could say, even for Bucharesters and Romania.

Portugal Raises the Minimum Wage to EUR 635

The Portuguese minority government presented a proposal for the minimum wage to be increased by almost 6% to EUR 635 in the next year. However, the wage remain the lowest in Western Europe, according to Reuters.

Socialist Prime Minister Antonio Costa has pledged an increase of 25 percent to EUR 750 by 2023 at the start of his second term last month.