State pensioners to receive 2012 Christmas bonus

Christmas bonuses for the current year will be dispursed to pensioners in the public sector Labor Minister Yiannis Vroutsis stated on Antenna channel on Friday.

At the same time Vroutsis noted that the government’s new reforms regarding state pensions will come into effect next year.

Public sector pensioners will receive 400 euros each at the end of 2012. Christmas bonus payments made to 450,000 state pensioners will cost public coffers some 180 million euros.