PM identifies pending pensions as key problem, while row brews over media law

PoliticsGreek Politics Tags: Media, Mitsotakis, New Democracy, Pensions, SYRIZA
Photo by Panayiotis Tzamaros/Fosphotos
Photo by Panayiotis Tzamaros/Fosphotos

Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis has identified clearing the pensions backlog as one of the government’s priorities for 2021 after New Democracy struggled to live up to its pledge to ensure retirees receive their payments in less time than in the past.

The premier told his party’s MPs in a teleconference on Tuesday that speeding up the payouts would be a top operational issue for his government despite any progress made this year. New Democracy came to power promising to overhaul the process and, with...

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