Thursday October 2, 2014 Search
Weather | Athens
27o C
19o C
News
Business
Comment
Life
Sports
Community
Survival Guide
Greek Edition
Parliament committee challenges plan to ax state bodies

A parliamentary committee on Tuesday challenged a government plan to shut down 21 state organizations as part of troika-imposed cost-cutting measures, indicating that some aspects of the legislation violate the Greek Constitution.

The objections raised by the technical committee come in the wake of a series of court rulings challenging reforms introduced by the troika – chiefly cuts to civil servants’ salaries and pensions.

In its report, the committee invoked several articles of the Constitution that it maintained are being breached. The abolition of a state organization can only be carried out if it has been preceded by a comprehensive study that redefines the operation of the state after the administrative overhaul, the experts noted.

The committee also objected to the allocation of external advisers to evaluate the efficiency of state organizations and the employees who staff them.

The ministry did not issue a public response yesterday to the committee’s report, which was expected to feed criticism by the political opposition.

In a related development, administrative employees at Athens University, who staged a three-month strike against the government’s civil service overhaul last autumn, yesterday threatened to restart their action, accusing the Education Ministry of not honoring its promises.

ekathimerini.com , Tuesday March 11, 2014 (21:00)  
Six face prosecutor for bank robberies, terrorist activity
Explosive device found at Athens Stock Exchange building
Kasidiaris-Kanelli hearing postponed to December 12
Pensioners stage rally in central Athens
ECB holds rates, shifting focus to new purchase plans
The European Central Bank left interest rates unchanged on Thursday, shifting focus to an asset-buying plan with which it hopes to revive the flagging euro zone economy and see off the spect...
Moscovici in charge of budgets seen prompting EU deficits debate
Pierre Moscovici, the man lined up to enforce budget discipline in the euro area, is the former finance minister of an economy that’s repeatedly failed to meet its deficit goals. Appearing b...
Inside Business
SOCCER
Rosenberg confident after win over Olympiakos
Malmoe captain Markus Rosenberg scored twice in the Swedes' 2-0 win over Olympiakos on Wednesday and illustrated his confidence in the team after the game. Rosenberg capitalized on slack def...
SOCCER
Rosenberg punishes Olympiakos´s errors at Malmoe
A disappointing Olympiakos got the worst possible result from its clash with Malmoe in Sweden for the Champions League, going down 2-0 on Wednesday due to its own defensive errors and attack...
Inside Sports
COMMENTARY
There´s money, still
The decision reached by Prime Minister Antonis Samaras and his deputy, Evangelos Venizelos, to seek a vote of confidence in Parliament on October 6, is a final attempt to restore order in th...
EDITORIAL
Confidence and corrections
The government must secure a vote of confidence in Parliament. Any other development would see the country enter very turbulent waters. Prime Minister Antonis Samaras and his cabinet must ag...
Inside Comment
SPONSORED LINK: FinanzNachrichten.de
SPONSORED LINK: BestPrice.gr
 RECENT NEWS
1. Rosenberg confident after win over Olympiakos
2. ECB holds rates, shifting focus to new purchase plans
3. Six face prosecutor for bank robberies, terrorist activity
4. Explosive device found at Athens Stock Exchange building
5. Kasidiaris-Kanelli hearing postponed to December 12
6. Pensioners stage rally in central Athens
more news
Today
This Week
1. Doctors, medical employees strike over staff shortages, wages
2. Court to hear Kasidiriaris-Kanelli case
3. Air travel to run smoothly after air traffic controllers' weekend strike deemed illegal
4. European stocks decline as investors await ECB policy meeting
5. Moscovici in charge of budgets seen prompting EU deficits debate
6. Pensioners stage rally in central Athens
Today
This Week
1. Greece may opt for unusual president to avoid snap polls, Venizelos says
2. Woman allegedly buried alive by accident in northern Greece
3. Salaries in Greece continue to slide, dipping 1.4 pct in Q2
4. Should you bet with Kissinger on where the world is heading?
5. Cypriots divided by 1974 war seek Shariah hub
6. The shocking thought of euro-dollar parity
   Find us ...
  ... on
Twitter
     ... on Facebook   
About us  |  Subscriptions  |  Advertising  |  Contact us  |  Athens Plus  |  RSS  |   
Copyright © 2014, H KAΘHMEPINH All Rights Reserved.