Mitsotakis to Speak in Parliament during Debate on “Jobs Again” Bill

ATHENS – Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis will be speaking in Parliament on Wednesday afternoon at 17:00, during the plenary debate on the labour and social affairs ministry bill on reorganising the state employment service “Jobs Again”.

Parliament’s Scientific Council on Penalties for Job Seekers in “Jobs Again” Bill

Parliament’s Scientific Council has issued its report on the system of penalties for job seekers that fail to meet a series of obligations outlined in the “Jobs Again” bill that is being debated in the Hellenic Parliament on Wednesday and is a point of controversy between the government and the opposition parties.

The bill envisages that job seekers who fail to meet a series of obligations under the bill, such as having their benefits stopped and being removed from the Public Employment Service (renamed OAED) register for two years if they refuse three offered jobs, or having their benefits stopped and being removed from the unemployment register for six months if they refuse continued job training or don’t complete a Digital Personal Action Plan, among others.

The Scientific Council has observed that the “criteria for imposing the above penalties are given as objective, without allowing the possibility of taking possible subjective conditions (for example, family reasons) into account, while there is no escalation of the threatened penalties in correlation with the individual conditions in each case so that, for example, a person refusing to participate in a continued professional training action faces the same penalty as someone who participates but fails to get certified.”


ATHENS - The exact burial site of Plato has been identified, thanks to research conducted by the Italian Research Foundation, based on papyri from the site of Herculaneum, near Naples.

Top Stories


A pregnant woman was driving in the HOV lane near Dallas.

General News

NEW YORK – Meropi Kyriacou, the new Principal of The Cathedral School in Manhattan, was honored as The National Herald’s Educator of the Year.


A Palestinian Baby in Gaza is Born an Orphan in an Urgent Cesarean Section after an Israeli Strike

RAFAH, Gaza Strip (AP) — Sabreen Jouda came into the world seconds after her mother left it.

ATHENS - S&P credit rating agency upgraded Greece’s outlook to 'positive' from 'stable' on Friday, April 19, 2024 while maintaining the investment-grade rating of BBB-.

ATHENS - The Ministry of National Economy and Finance is pressing ahead with a legislative regulation, which it will submit to Parliament within the week or at the latest the following day, to slash the fees for POS transactions.

ATHENS - Throughout 2023, Intrakat Group executed its strategic plan with remarkable success, witnessing robust performance across all business segments.

Enter your email address to subscribe

Provide your email address to subscribe. For e.g. [email protected]

You may unsubscribe at any time using the link in our newsletter.