Court ruling on pension backpay creates dilemma for PM

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

Greece’s highest administrative court handed Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis a hot potato, in political and fiscal terms, on Tuesday, when it delivered a much-anticipated ruling on backpay for pensioners.

The Council of State ruled that money should be paid to pensioners for cuts they suffered up to 2012 and for the 11-month period between the court’s prior ruling in June 2015 and the so-called Katrougalos pension reform in May 2016.

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