Govt offers pensioners 1.4 bln in backpay, opposition questions decision

PoliticsGreek Politics Tags: KINAL, Mitsotakis, New Democracy, Pensions, SYRIZA
Photo by Panayotis Tzamaros/Fosphotos
Photo by Panayotis Tzamaros/Fosphotos

The long-awaited decision on compensating pensioners for retirement pay cuts ruled unconstitutional by Greece’s highest administrative court was unveiled by PM Kyriakos Mitsotakis in Parliament on Wednesday.

While the government sought to present the development in a positive light, the decision to limit backpay awards to just main pensions has provoked fierce criticism from the opposition, and has prompted experts to warn of fresh legal challenges.

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