Wage ruling gives gov't immediate fiscal headache, political one may come later

PoliticsGreek Politics

A new round of talks with the troika is pending so the last thing the Greek government needed at the moment was a court decision forcing it to return hundreds of millions of euros to civil servants, thereby forcing the Finance Ministry to find the equivalent savings elsewhere.

However, this appears to be the hand the Council of State has dealt to the government. According to leaks to the media this week, Greeceā€™s highest administrative court has ruled that members of the armed forces and emergency services should not have had...

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