New Social Insurance Bill Voted in Greek Parliament

February 27, 2020

ATHENS – The Labor Ministry’s draft law reforming the social insurance system, including pensions and an updated e-platform, passed Parliament on Thursday evening in principle and its totality.

The “Insurance reform and digital reform of the National Agency of Social Insurance, e-EFKA” passed with 158 votes out of a total of 286 MPs present. At the roll-call vote requested by main opposition SYRIZA and the Communist Party, 128 MPs voted against it.

Syriza also asked for a roll-call vote on the abolition of the so-called 13th pension, the extra month paid out at the end of the year, contained in Article 47. Of the 286 MPs, 158 voted for and 128 against, as well.


Alexandros Kachrimanis is the Regional Governor of Epirus, one of Greece’s most important and beautiful – but perhaps least known regions.

Top Stories

General News

FALMOUTH, MA – The police in Falmouth have identified the victim in an accident involving a car plunging into the ocean on February 20, NBC10 Boston reported.

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.

General News

PHILADELPHIA – The Federation of Hellenic Societies of Philadelphia and Greater Delaware Valley announced that the Evzones, the Presidential Guard of Greece will be participating in the Philadelphia Greek Independence Day Parade on March 20.


Woman Fatally Shot while Pushing Stroller on Upper East Side

NEW YORK — A 20-year-old woman was fatally shot Wednesday night while she pushed her infant daughter in a stroller on the Upper East Side, police said.

Enter your email address to subscribe

Provide your email address to subscribe. For e.g. abc@xyz.com

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