United Kingdom

EFKA errors to last decades

The errors in the register of the Single Social Security Entity (EFKA) that have been troubling thousands of workers and pensioners since the start of the online system's operations will continue to appear for the next 30 years, warned the chairman and chief executive officer of the e-Government Center for Social Security (IDIKA), Tassos Tagaris.

Britain Extends Talks to End N. Ireland Stalemate

The British government on Monday gave Northern Ireland's squabbling parties extra time to reach a deal to end their stalemate and form a power-sharing executive, after a deadline to do so expired, AFP reported.

"We now have a short window of opportunity," Northern Ireland minister James Brokenshire said in Belfast, adding that the parties had "a short few weeks".