Court ruling on pension cuts more political problem than legal obstacle for govt

PoliticsGreek Politics Tags: Pensions, SYRIZA
Photo by Panayotis Tzamaros/Fosphotos
Photo by Panayotis Tzamaros/Fosphotos

The government insisted on Wednesday that the vote on the multi-bill is due to go ahead as normal next week despite the Court of Audit raising doubts about the pension cuts included among the measures that Greek MPs need to approve.

Reports started emerging on Tuesday night that the court’s plenary of judges had issued a verdict suggesting that the pension cuts, which will lead to retirees losing up to 18 percent of their main and supplementary pensions, contravenes the European Co...

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