Undersecretary of Labor Tassos Petropoulos left open the possibility of giving an Easter gift to retirees. He said that the relevant announcements are made by the Prime Minister, noting that there is the relevant possibility.
Speaking to the news station of news 24/7, Mr. Petropoulos also stated that by the end of April the regulation of 120 installments for debts to insurance funds will enter into force, even without the consent of the institutions (ie unilaterally).
Specifically, he said that "in April we will submit the relevant bill so that it is valid from the publication in the Official Gazette until the end of April. It will concern all the contributions that have been created until 31/12 2016. The benefit will reach an average of up to 60%. The regulation of the 120 installments does not concern the contributions of 2019. Whoever does not pay them every month will be judged as unscrupulous. The total amount of debts is 16,2 billion and concerns 900.000 people. Of these, 80.000 cannot retire and will finally receive it. These are freelancers, scientists and farmers. Debts of companies will be included in the second year ".
"We will proceed with the regulation of the 120 installments, whether the institutions agree or not. But I think they will agree because there will be no budget problem. "Even the IMF technical advisor who was with the ministry agreed and the central agents did not allow it", continued Mr. Petropoulos.