Pensions for ethnic Greeks


The Labor Ministry will soon table an amendment to a bill that would have disqualified people who have not resided in Greece for 40 years from receiving a state pension, government sources said Friday.

The bill would have affected ethnic Greeks from Albania who pay social security contributions in Greece. Ethnic Greeks held a protest rally in central Athens on Thursday.

The amendment follows a complaint on Facebook by the lead singer of popular pop group Melisses, Christos Mastoras, who was born in a small ethnic Greek village in Albania.

Premier Kyriakos Mitsotakis reportedly called Mastoras to inform him of the changes.