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Problems in settling social security debts


Thousands of self-employed professionals, including doctors, engineers and lawyers insured with the former ETAA fund, run the serious risk of being ejected from the social security settlement program where debts can be repaid in up to 120 installments, even though they submitted their applications on time.

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Greek olive oil cheaper in the US than Spain’s

Rafael Pico, president of the Spanish Olive Oil & Pomace Olive Oil Exporters Association (ASOLIVA), told Xinhua in an interview that the 25 percent US tariff imposed as of Friday on bottled Spanish olive oil means the product will be effectively “expelled” from the US market. 



Protesting workers unload garbage outside ministry


Municipal workers marched toward Parliament on Saturday and, on the way, emptied garbage dumpsters outside the building of the Interior Ministry. The workers were protesting an article in the government’s growth bill which allows mayors to sign public contracts with the private sector for cleaning, lighting and other services. According to the union representing local authority workers (POE-OTA), this would lead to a deterioration in the services provided to citizens and an increase in municipal fees, as well as the layoff of workers. [InTime News]