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Eight suspects arrested for alleged social security fraud

The Financial Police said on Thursday that they have smashed a racket of fraudsters believed to have swindled 360,000 euros from the Social Security Foundation (IKA) and the OAEE fund for freelancers and the self-employed by issuing forged diagnoses of worksite accidents with the help of doctors.

Seven to face 15 years in deaths of 3 workers at third bridge site

Seven people are facing prison terms of up to 15 years on charges of reckless homicide in an accident which killed three workers during the construction of a viaduct for Istanbul's third bridge on April 5, 2014, according to the indictment.

The accident was "predictable and preventable, and happened as a result of imprudence and carelessness," according to an expert's report.

Greek primary surplus posts dramatic fall in January

By Sotiris Nikas

The general government primary budget surplus posted a remarkable drop in January compared to the same month last year, official figures confirmed on Wednesday, mainly due to the deficits reported by a number of social security funds, which lost more than 620 million eros in just one year.

Chalkida: Stopping their disability pension made them commit suicide

The whole of Chalkida remains shocked with the mother and son’s decision to end their lives on early Wednesday morning, due to financial deadlock.

The tragic suicide incident took place around 8 am on Wednesday morning, where the 63 year old mother and her 27 years of age son, jumped into empty space from their fifth floor balcony.

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