BUSINESS Finance

Plan to subsidize employers’ dues

ROULA SALOUROU

The Labor Ministry is contemplating the provision of incentives to employers with workers paid through invoices, as it realizes the clause of the 2016 law aimed at encouraging the declaration of such employees has failed to produce the desired result.

BUSINESS Finance

Contribution payment deadline extended

A two-week extension has been granted to the country’s 1.41 million freelance workers, self-employed professionals and farmers for the payment of their March social security contributions, due to errors in the pay notices of previous months.

BUSINESS Stocks

ATHEX: Bourse index rises above 700 points

The benchmark of the Athens bourse has cleared the 700-point bar for the first time since early November 2015 after a third consecutive northbound session on Wednesday, while the banks index has now offset all of the losses incurred over the course of this year.

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Ancient aqueduct restored and opened in Samos

A photograph made available on Tuesday shows the inside of the tunnel of the Eupalinian Aqueduct in Pythagorio on the island of Samos, after its restoration. The work on the 1,036-meter tunnel was completed on Monday, reopening to the public the 6th century BC monument, which is regarded as one of the most important technical works of ancient times. [Simela Pantzartzi/EPA]