Court finds new pension cuts to be unconstitutional, sources say


The Plenary of the State Audit Council has ruled that the cuts to main and supplementary pensions that the government and its creditors have agreed on contravene the European Convention of Human Rights, sources said on Tuesday night.

The council also decided that the fiscal bill containing the cuts, to be implemented from 2019, contravenes Greek legislation as it has been tabled to the audit council without an actuarial study.

A bill, outlining the pension cuts and other measures agreed with creditors is due to go to a vote in Parliament next week.