Govt moving ahead with social security fund overhaul despite opposition

PoliticsGreek Politics Tags: Mitsotakis, New Democracy, Pensions, SYRIZA, Tsipras

The government passed on Thursday legislation that it argues will lead to a substantial overhaul of Greece’s much-troubled main social security fund, EFKA. There were, however, strong objections from the opposition parties.

The bill passed with the support of MPs from the ruling New Democracy party as well as independent lawmaker Konstantinos Bogdanos. The organisation is currently burdened by thousands of pension applications that have yet to be processed and some 2 billi...

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