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  1. Greece - - Law, Act

    Law N 4445 of 2016 on the National Mechanism of Coordination, Monitoring and Evaluation of the Social Integration and Social Cohesion Policies, on regulations regarding social solidarity, implementing provisions for the Law N 4387 of 2016 and other provisions. - Text in Greek

    Adoption: 2016-12-19 | Date of entry into force: 2016-12-19 | GRC-2016-L-104673

    CHAPTER A: NATIONAL MECHANISM OF COORDINATION, MONITORING AND EVALUATION OF THE SOCIAL INTEGRATION AND SOCIAL COHERENCE POLICIES
    Art. 1: Definitions; 2: Purpose of Establishment; 3: Operational objectives; 4: Structure of the National Mechanism; 5: Governmental Council of Social Policy; 6: Core of the National Mechanism; 7: Directorate of Social Integration and Social Cohesion; 8: Directorate of Combat against Poverty; 9: Co-competent Ministries and Contact Points; 10: Responsibilities of supervised bodies under the Ministry of Labour, Social Security and Social Solidarity in the framework of the National Mechanism; 11: Competent Authorities of the National Strategic Reference Framework (ESPA); 12: National Commission of Social Protection; 13: Directorate of Social Welfare of Districts; 14: District Observatory of Social Integration; 15: Social service of Municipalities; 16: Community Centres; 17: District and Municipal Deliberation Commission; 18: Evaluation tools for the National Mechanism: methodology and rates network; 19: Unified Geo-information System; 20: Transitional provisions.
    CHAPTER B: REGULATIONS REGARDING SOCIAL SOLIDARITY
    Art. 21: Information system e-welfare for citizens; 22: Social Solidarity Income (KEA).
    CHAPTER C: IMPLEMENTING PROVISIONS FOR THE LAW N 4387 OF 2016 (A85)
    Arts. 23, 24, 25, 26, 27 and 28: Amendment of arts. 21,30, 33, 35, 38 and 39, respectively, of Law N 4387/2016; Art. 29: Insurance and Benefits Regulation and Regulation of Financial Organisation and Accounting Operation of the National Body of Social Insurance (EFKA); Arts. 30 and 31: Amendment of arts. 57 and 62 of Law N 4387/2016; Art. 32: Establishment of the Special Purpose Organic Units; Art. 33: General Directorate of Contributions and Inspection; Art. 34: Amendment of art. 68 of Law N 4387/2016; Art. 35: General Directorate of Pension Granting; Art. 36: General Directorate of Healthcare Provision; 37: General Directorate of Strategy and Development; 39: General Directorate of Services to Insured persons and Employers; 40: Peripheral Services of the Social Insurance Fund Unified Insurance Fund for Employees (IKA-ETAM); 41: Peripheral Services of the Freelance Insurance Organisation (OAEE); 42: Peripheral Services of the Agriculture Insurance Organisation (OGA); 43: Peripheral Services of the Unified Fund of Independent Employees (ETAA) Sectors of Engineers and Public Works Contractors; 44: Peripheral Services of the ETAA Sectors of Medical Personnel; 45: Central Services of the IKA-ETAM; 46: Central Services of the Unified Insurance Fund for Mass Media Employees (ETAP-MME); 47: Central Services of the OGA; 48: Central Services of the ETAA; 49: Central Services of the Insurance Fund for Bank and Utility Companies Employees (TAYTEKO); 50: Central Services of the Seamens Pension Fund (NAT); 51: Transitional provision regarding the responsibilities of the Central and Peripheral Services of the bodies integrated into the EFKA; 52: Transitional provision for the pensions of the Public Service; 53: Duration of specific provisions of Law N 4387/2016; Arts. 54, 55 and 56: Amendment of arts. 70, 80 and 96, respectively, of Law N 4387/2016; Art. 57: Transitional provisions for the NAT; Art. 58: Amendment of art. 101 of the same Law; Art. 59: Partial payment of contributions from freelance workers, self-employed and farmers; 60: Resources in favour of the Unified Press Organization of Auxiliary Insurance and Healthcare (EDOEAP); 61: Debt adjustment of the Social Insurance Fund (IKA) Unified Insurance Fund for Employees (ETAM) Greek National Health Service (EOPYY); 62: Compensation to the IKA-ETAM for services provided to the Greek National Health Service (EOPYY); 63: Compensation to the EFKA for services provided to third parties; Art. 64: Amendment of art. 42 of Law N 4425/2016; Art. 65: One-off financial aid to the low pension earners.

  2. Greece - - Law, Act

    Law N 4443 of 2016 I) incorporating into Greek legislation the Directive 2000/43/EC implementing the principle of equal treatment between persons irrespective of racial or ethnic origin, the Directive 2000/78/EC establishing a general framework for equal treatment in employment and occupation and the Directive 2014/54/EU on measures facilitating the exercise of rights conferred on workers in the context of freedom of movement for workers; II) enacting required measures for complying with articles 22, 23, 30, 31 para 1, 32 and 34 of the Regulation N 596/2014 on market abuse and repealing Directive 2003/6/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council and Commission Directives 2003/124/EC, 2003/125/EC and 2004/72/EC and incorporating Directive 2014/57/EU on criminal sanctions for market abuse and the Implementing Directive 2015/2392; III) incorporating Directive 2014/62/EU on the protection of the euro and other currencies against counterfeiting by criminal law, and replacing Council Framework Decision 2000/383/JHA and IV) establishing a National Investigation Mechanism for Arbitrariness Incidents within the security corps and detention centres employees and other provisions. - Text in Greek

    Adoption: 2016-12-08 | Date of entry into force: 2016-12-09 | Date of partial entry into force: 2017-05-09 | Date of partial entry into force: 2016-07-03 | GRC-2016-L-104615

    PART A: IMPLEMENTATION OF THE EQUAL TREATMENT PRINCIPLE
    CHAPTER A: General Provisions
    Article 1: Purpose (articles 1 of Directive 2000/43/EC, 1 of Directive 2000/78/EC and 1 of Directive 2014/54/EE); Article 2: Definition of Discrimination (articles 2 of Directive 2000/43/EC and 2 of Directive 2000/78/EC)
    CHAPTER B: Equal Treatment
    Article 3: Scope of Application (articles 3 of Directive 2000/43/EC, 3 of Directive 2000/78/EC and 2 of Directive 2014/54/EE); Article 4: Justified different treatment on the basis of special occupational requirements (articles 4 of Directive 2000/43/EC and 4 of Directive 2000/78/EC); Article 5: Reasonable adjustments for persons with disability or chronic disease (article 5 of Directive 2000/78/EC); Article 6: Justified different treatment on the basis of age (article 6 of Directive 2000/78/EC); Article 7: Affirmative action and special measures (articles 5 of Directive 2000/43/EC and 7 of Directive 2000/78/EC)
    CHAPTER C: Protection
    Article 8: Protection Delivery (articles 7 of Directive 2000/43/EC, 9 of Directive 2000/78/EC and 3 of Directive 2014/54/EE); Article 9: Burden of Proof (articles 8 of Directive 2000/43/EC and 10 of Directive 2000/78/EC); Article 10: Protection against countermeasures (articles 9 of Directive 2000/43/EC and 11 of Directive 2000/78/EC); Article 11: Sanctions (articles 15 of Directive 2000/43/EC and 17 of Directive 2000/78/EC)
    CHAPTER D: Promotion of the Equal Treatment Principle
    Article 12: Equal Treatment Principle Mainstreaming; Article 13: Social Dialogue (articles 11 and 12 of Directive 2000/43/EC, 13 and 14 of Directive 2000/78/EC and 5 of Directive 2014/54/EE); Article 14: Promotion Body of the Equal Treatment Principle (articles 13 of Directive 2000/43/EC and 4 of Directive 2014/54/EE); Article 15: Authorities and Services for the supervision and promotion of the Equal Treatment Principle; Article 16: Cooperation between Bodies; Article 17: Information provision and dissemination (articles 10 of Directive 2000/43/EC, 12 of Directive 2000/78/EC and 6 of Directive 2014/54/EE);
    CHAPTER E: Other Provisions
    CHAPTER F: Final Provisions
    Article 21: (articles 6 of Directive 2000/43/EC, 8 of Directive 2000/78/EC and 7 of Directive 2014/54/EE); Article 22 abolishes Law N 3304 of 2005 (A16); Article 23 (articles 14 of Directive 2000/43/EC and 16 of Directive 2000/78/EC); Article 24.

    PART B
    SECTION A: ON CRIMINAL SACTIONS FOR MARKET ABUSE
    CHAPTER A
    CHAPTER B: Penal Provisions
    SECTION B: ADMINISTRATIVE REGULATIONS
    CHAPTER A: Responsibilities of the Securities and Exchange Commission
    CHAPTER B: Administrative Sanctions and Delivery Report
    CHAPTER C
    SECTION C: OTHER PROVISIONS

    PART C: INCORPORATION INTO GREEL LAW OF THE DIRECTIVE 2014/62/EU OF THE EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT AND COUNCIL OF 15TH MAY 2014 ON THE PROTECTION OF THE EURO AND OTHER CURRENCIES AGAINST COUNTERFEITING BY CRIMINAL LAW AND REPLACING COUNCIL FRAMEWORK DECISION 2000/383/JHA
    CHAPTER A: Subject of the Law
    CHAPTER B: Substantial Provisions
    CHAPTER C: Research Means and National Analysis Centre

    PART D: ESTABLISHMENT OF A NATIONAL INVESTIGATION MECHANISM FOR ARBITRARINESS INCIDENTS WITHIN THE SECURITY CORPS AND DETENTION CENTRES EMPLOYEES

  3. Greece - - Law, Act

    Law N 4440 of 2016 on the Unified Mobility System in Public Administration and Local Authorities, on the obligations of persons appointed in the positions set out in articles 6 and 8 of the Law N 4369 of 2016, on professional incompatibility and on prevention of cases of conflict of interest and other provisions. - Text in Greek

    Adoption: 2016-12-02 | Date of entry into force: 2016-12-02 | GRC-2016-L-104617

    CHAPTER A: UNIFIED MOBILITY SYSTEM IN PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION AND LOCAL AUTHORITIES
    Art.1: Purpose; Art. 2: General Principles; Art. 3: Scope of application; Art. 4: Participation conditions; Art. 5: Central Commission for Mobility; Art. 6: Procedure for the conduct of the Mobility Programme; Art. 7: Evaluation process of candidates run by the reception service and decision issuance; Art. 8: Redeployment detachment to services of remote-border (mountains and islands) Local Authorities of 1st degree; Art. 9: Interministerial mobility; Art. 10: Mutual redeployment; Art. 11: Co-service of spouses; Art. 12: Detachment; Art. 13: Redeployment to another service; Art. 14: Redeployment within the same agency; Art. 15: Covering of the expenditure on payroll of the supervised agencies employees; Art. 16: Digital organisation chart of the Public Administration and of the Local Authorities; Art. 17: Abridgment of the 8-year time frame for the redeployment of appointees of the Supreme Council of Civil Personnel Selection (ASEP) after the 01.01.2009; Art. 18: Transitional provisions; Art. 19: Final Repealed provisions.

    CHAPTER B: OBLIGATIONS OF PERSONS APPOINTED IN THE POSITIONS SET OUT IN ARTICLES 6 AND 8 OF THE LAW N 4369 OF 2016, PROFESSIONAL INCOMPATIBILITY AND PREVENTION OF CASES OF CONFLICT OF INTEREST
    Art. 20: Obligations; Art. 21: Professional incompatibility of duties; Art. 22: Conflict of interest during the conduct of duties; Art. 23: Obligations of persons following cessation of duties.

    CHAPTER C: OTHER PROVISIONS
    ART. 25: Reallocation of percentage for special categories in the recruitment system under the Law N 2190 of 1994; Art. 28: Recognition of time in the service in view of rank and wage progress; Art. 29: Non- fulfilment of military obligations as ineligibility factor; Art. 30: Invitation for the vacancies of the heads of General Directorates of the Law N 4369 of 2016; Art. 31: Children sickness leave; Art. 32: 3-month deadline for the appointment starting from the issuance of the decision; Art. 33: Entry exams for Schools of the Greek Police (EL.AS.); Art. 34: Redeployment of employees protected by the Law N 2643 of 1998; Art. 39: Task Force of the National Strategic Reference Framework (ESPA); Art. 48: Co-service of employees abroad; Art. 49: Entry into force.

  4. Greece - - Law, Act

    Law N 4430 of 2016 constituting the Social and Solidary Economy, regulating the development of its actors and introducing other provisions. - Text in Greek

    Adoption: 2016-10-31 | Date of entry into force: 2016-10-31 | GRC-2016-L-104614

    PART I: SOCIAL AND SOLIDARY ECONOMY AND DEVELOPMENT OF ITS ACTORS
    CHAPTER A: Preamble
    CHAPTER B: Actors of Social and Solidary Economy
    CHAPTER C: Supportive measures for the Actors of Social and Solidary Economy
    CHAPTER D: Social Cooperative Undertakings and Workers Cooperatives
    CHAPTER E: Workers Cooperatives
    CHAPTER F: Transitional Provisions

    PART II: OTHER PROVISIONS FALLING UNDER THE JURISDICTION OF THE MINISTRY OF LABOUR, SOCIAL SECURITY AND SOCIAL SOLIDARITY
    CHAPTER A: Establishment of the Special Secretariat of the Social and Solidary Economy
    CHAPTER B: Establishment of the Special Secretariat for Romani people
    CHAPTER C
    Article 50: Utilisation of the real estate of the Social Insurance Institutions and other social security provisions
    Article 51: Organisational issues of the Ministry of Labour, Social Security and Social Solidarity and of the Supervised Bodies
    Article 52: Clearance of overdue obligations of the Greek National Health Service Organisation (EOPYY) as the general assignee of the Social Insurance Institutions
    Article 53: Readjustment of the retirement age limit

    PART III: PROVISIONS FALLING UNDER THE JURISDICTION OF THE MANPOWER EMPLOYMENT ORGANISATION (OAED)
    Article 55: Simplification of the administrative procedure for the subsidy to hotel workers
    Article 56: Improvement of the methods of integration of the unemployed into the labour market
    Article 57: Transitional provision
    Article 64: Integration of the long-term unemployed into employment programmes
    Article 68: Emergency subvention to certified bodies of the National Social Care System
    Article 69: Extension of the Programme Help at Home
    Article 70: Exemption of the beneficiaries of the imperative for integration into the labour market from the scope of application of the article 39 para 1 of the Law N 3986 of 2011
    Article 74 on the recruitment criteria for the personnel to be employed under private law fixed-term contracts to the implementation of the co-financed actions: Basic Needs Provision Structures, Community Centres, Homeless Shelters.

  5. Greece - - Law, Act

    Law N 4425 of 2016 enacting emergency regulations of the Ministries of Finance, Environment and Energy, Infrastructure, Transportation and Networks, Labour, Social Security and Social Solidarity for the implementation of the agreement on fiscal objectives and structural reform and other provisions. - Text in Greek

    Adoption: 2016-09-30 | Date of entry into force: 2016-09-30 | GRC-2016-L-104613

    CHAPTER A: PROVISIONS FALLING UNDER THE JURISDICTION OF THE MINISTRY OF LABOUR, SOCIAL SECURITY AND SOCIAL SOLIDARITY
    Article 1, paras 1 and 2 amend the formulation of the last phrase of case b of para 1 of article 15 and of the 6th phrase of case c of para 1 of article 34, respectively, of the Law N 4387 of 2016 (A 85); paras 3 and 4 abolish the 2nd phrase of para 3 of article 40 and para 3 of article 41 of the Law N 4387 of 2016 (A 85); para 5 amends the formulation of the 1st phrase of para 3 (following new enumeration) of article 41 of the Law N 4387 of 2016 (A 85) as follows: 3. Especially, with regard to the insurance of persons referred to in article 40, the social contribution for healthcare is gradually increased from 01.01.2016 to 31.12.2016 as follows:; para 6 repeals cases c and d of para 3 (following new enumeration) of article 41 of the Law N 4387 of 2016 (A 85) and amends case b as follows: b. Starting from 01.01.2017, the social contribution for healthcare of those persons is set to the percentage of 6,95% on the insurable revenue and is distributed per 6,45% for benefits in kind and 0,50% for cash benefits; para 7 repeals case a of para 4 (following new enumeration) of article 41 of the Law N 4387 of 2016 (A 85).

  6. Greece - - Law, Act

    Law N 4423 of 2016 on Forestry Cooperative Organisations and other provisions. - Text in Greek

    Adoption: 2016-09-27 | Date of entry into force: 2016-09-27 | GRC-2016-L-104612

    CHAPTER A: GENERAL PROVISIONS
    CHAPTER B: ESTABLISHMENT OF THE FORESTRY COOPERATIVE OF LABOUR
    CHAPTER C: MEMBERS RIGHTS OBLIGATIONS
    CHAPTER D: RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN MEMBERS AND THE COOPERATIVE
    CHAPTER E: ADMINISTRATION OF THE FORESTRY COOPERATIVES OF LABOUR
    CHAPTER F: SURERVISION INSPECTION
    CHAPTER G: OPERATION FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT
    CHAPTER H: MERGER BANKRUPTCY DISSOLUTION CLEARANCE
    CHAPTER I: ASSOCIATIONS OF FORESTRY COOPERATIVES OF LABOUR
    CHAPTER IA: PENAL PROVISIONS
    CHAPTER IB: RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN FORESTRY COOPERATIVES OF LABOUR AND THE STATE
    CHAPTER IC: SPECIAL PROVISIONS
    CHAPTER ID: FINAL PROVISIONS
    CHAPTER IE: OTHER REGULATIONS

  7. Greece - - Law, Act

    Law N 4415 of 2016 introducing regulations on the Greek-speaking education, the intercultural education and other provisions. - Text in Greek

    Adoption: 2016-09-06 | Date of entry into force: 2016-09-06 | GRC-2016-L-104605

    CHAPTER A: REGULATIONS ON THE GREEK-SPEAKING EDUCATION ABROAD
    Article 13 regulates the selection and placement of personnel.
    Article 14 regulates the replacement of personnel.
    Article 15 sets forth the categories of teaching personnel.
    Article 16 regulates the detachment of teachers and the determination of official exigencies.
    Article 18 regulates issues related to the Offices of education coordinators and to the administrative employees.
    Article 19 regulates the allocation and placement of teachers.

    CHAPTER B: REGULATIONS ON THE INTERCULTURAL EDUCATION
    Article 23 regulates issues regarding the teaching personnel.

    CHAPTER C: REGULATIONS ON HIGHER EDUCATION

    CHAPTER D: REGULATIONS ON PRIMARY AND SECONDARY EDUCATION
    Article 28 introduces regulations on the Private Education with regard to labour contract matters.
    Article 31 regulates issues regarding the secondary education school units personnel.
    Article 38 introduces regulations regarding the education of refugees.
    Article 40 extends the time of allocation and placement of the personnel defined in the provisions of para 4 of article 6 and paras 1 and 4 of article 81 of the Law N 3655 of 2008 (A 58) until 31.12.2017.
    Article 41, paras 1 and 2 amend sub-cases aa and bb of case a of para 4 of article 35 of the Law N 4387 of 2016 (A85), as amended by para 4 of article 2 of the Law N 4393 of 2016 (A 106) by adding new phrase regarding new percentage for calculating emoluments. Para 3 amends sub-case aa of case a of para 4 of article 35 of the Law N 4387 of 2016 (A85), as amended by para 4 of article 2 of the Law N 4393 of 2016 (A 106) by adding new phrase regarding the calculation of emoluments and benefits for the persons insured to the Public Employees Provident Fund (TPDY).
    Article 42 abolishes, starting from the date of entry into force of the present Law, the financial and accounting independence of the Sectors of the Main Insurance Fund of the Unified Fund of the Mass Media Personnel Insurance (ETAP-MME) and stipulates that, starting from the same date, the Unemployment and Bonus Check Sector of the Mass Media Personnel Insurance (ETAP-MME) accedes to the Main Insurance Fund and operates in a unified financial and accounting organisation.
    Article 43 interprets the provision of phrase a of para 5 of article 10 of the Law N 3029 of 2002 on Social Security Reform (A 160) regarding the activities of the National Actuarial Authority (EAA).
    Article 46 regulates issues regarding the teaching personnel.
    Article 55 regulates issues regarding the transfer of professors of the Higher Education Institutions (AEI).
    Article 61 introduces regulations regarding the professors, the in service lecturers of the Higher Education Institutions (AEI) and the professors of the Technological Education Institutes (TEI).
    Article 66 regulates issues regarding the employees in the service of the Higher Education Institutions (AEI) who are permanent and employed under private law open-ended contracts.
    Article 68 regulates issues concerning the extension, on an annual basis and until the termination of the program, of the private-law fixed-term labour contracts of the personnel employed by the Local Authorities (OTA) and by the public legal entities (NPDD) and private legal entities (NPID) who is deployed to the European program Harmonisation of Family and Working Life.

  8. Greece - - Law, Act

    Law N 4411 of 2016 ratifying the Convention of the Council of Europe on Cybercrime and its Additional Protocol concerning the criminalization of acts of a racist and xenophobic nature committed through computer systems; incorporating into Greek legislation the Directive 2013/40/EU of the European Parliament and of the Council on attacks against information systems and replacing Council Framework Decision 2005/222/JHA; introducing regulations on correctional and crime policy and other provisions. - Text in Greek Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2016-08-02 | Date of entry into force: 2016-08-03 | Date of partial entry into force: 2016-08-01 | GRC-2016-L-104604

    PART I ratifies the Convention of the Council of Europe on Cybercrime, signed in Budapest on 23.11.2001 and its Additional Protocol, concerning the criminalization of acts of a racist and xenophobic nature committed through computer systems, signed in Strasbourg on 28.01.2003 and provides for the original text both in English and French and the translated one in Greek language.
    PART II incorporates into Greek legislation the Directive 2013/40/EU of the European Parliament and of the Council on attacks against information systems and replacing Council Framework Decision 2005/222/JHA and introduces regulations on correctional and crime policy and other provisions.
    Article 14 of the present Law regulates labour issues of employees of Detention Centres. More specifically, in its para 1, regulates the hour-plan of working days night work, day and night work on Sundays and rest days, work supplementing the obligatory week-plan and work exceeding the obligatory week-plan, the hour-plan of overtime swing shift for the personnel employed in Detention Centres and in the Service of External Safeguarding thereof during the period from 01.01.2016 to 11.01.2016. Para 2 regulates the hour-plan of work beyond the five working days of the safeguarding personnel employed in Detention Centres and in the Service of External Safeguarding during the period from 01.01.2016 to 11.01.2016. Para 3 introduces an exception for the remuneration due for overtime work on rest days and night work, as well as for work beyond the five working days of the personnel employed in Detention Centres provided during the years 2013, 2014 and 2015 to be paid during fiscal year 2016. Para 4 regulates the covering of the expenditures arising from paras 1, 2 and 3.
    Article 27, para 1 reformulates element 1 of sub-para ID1 of para ID of article 1 of the Law N 4152 of 2013 (A 107) providing for measures tackling and intercepting unemployment. Para 2 amends element 5.1 of sub-para ID1 of para ID of article 1 of the Law N 4152 of 2013 (A 107) adjusting emoluments. Paras 3 to 6 amend the formulation of element 5.2, of 1st phrase of sub-cases (ii), (iii) and (vi) of element 5.3 of sub-para ID1 of para ID of article 1 of the Law N 4152 of 2013 (A 107).
    Article 28 sets forth the creation of 360 new organic positions for permanent personnel within the Manpower Employment Organization (OAED) and regulates issues regarding the allocation of the positions per sector and department and the requirements in the advertising of the posts.
    Article 31 introduces countervailing measures for the extinction of the Pensioners Social Solidarity Benefit (EKAS). More specifically, para 1 provides for the application of the following countervailing measures to the persons deprived from the provision of the Pensioners Social Solidarity Benefit (EKAS) pursuant to the article 92 of the Law N 4387 of 2016 (A85), until its final extinction: (a) Full exemption from the participation in pharmaceutical expenditure; (b) In case of discontinuance of payment of the Pensioners Social Solidarity Benefit (EKAS) to both spouses, granting of an extraordinary monthly financial aid to the spouse receiving the lower individual income; (c) Granting of an extraordinary monthly financial aid to the former beneficiaries of the Pensioners Social Solidarity Benefit (EKAS) with disability rate 80% and above.
    Para 2 enacts the following complementary measures for the year 2016: (a) Exemption from the payment of healthcare contributions for persons having lost the provision of benefit amounting to 30 euros and above per month; (b) Granting of a monthly-prepaid card to persons having lost the provision of benefit amounting to 115 euros and above per month. Para 3 sets the date of entry into force of the provisions of the present article as of 01.08.2016 and guides on the regulation of further details related to the measures.

  9. Greece - - Law, Act

    Law N 4403 of 2016 harmonizing Greek legislation with the provisions of articles 19, 20, 29, 30, 33, 35 and 40 to 46 of the Directive 2013/34/EU on the annual financial statements, consolidated financial statements and related reports of certain types of undertakings, amending Directive 2006/43/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council and repealing Council Directives 78/660/EEC and 83/349/EEC (29.06.2013) and with the provisions of the Directive 2014/95/EU of the European Parliament and of the Council (15.11.2014) amending Directive 2013/34/EU as regards disclosure of non-financial and diversity information by certain large undertakings and groups, and other provisions falling under the jurisdiction of the Ministry of Finance, Development and Tourism. - Text in Greek

    Adoption: 2016-07-07 | Date of entry into force: 2016-07-07 | Date of partial entry into force: 2016-07-01 | GRC-2016-L-104602

    Article 44 stipulates, in its para 1, that the central, decentralized and all, in general, services of the Ministry of Labour, Social Security and Social Solidarity, as well as the public law legal entities (NPDD) and the private law legal entities (NPID) supervised by the Ministry of Labour, Social Security and Social Solidarity, may, for the cleaning and safeguarding needs of the buildings under their responsibility, conclude individual undertaking agreements or rendering of services contracts until the 31/12/2017, with natural persons previously or currently working in cleaning and safeguarding units of the aforementioned bodies; and in its para 2, that the aforementioned natural persons concluding the contracts pursuant to the current article are subject to insurance to the Social Insurance Institute Unified Insurance Fund for Employees (IKA-ETAM) as salaried. Para 3 regulates the agreed monetary counter-performance and paragraphs 4, 5 and 6 further details on the conclusion and execution of the aforementioned contracts.

    Article 45, para 1 extends the operation of the Social Structures for Confronting Poverty, at maturity of the extension (30.06.2016) granted by the provisions of para 3 of article 49 of the Law N 4351 of 2015 (A 164), for four (4) more months, viz from 01.07.2016 to 31.10.2016 and regulates the funding of the aforementioned project; para 2 regulates further details of the funding and expenditures, para 3 appoints the implementing and supervising body and para 4 sets the date of entry into force of the present article as of 01.07.2016.

    Article 46 para 1 extends the operation of the program on direct measures addressing the humanitarian crisis set by articles 1 to 5 of the Law N 4320 of 2015 (A 29), for six (6) more months, viz from 01.07.2016 to 31.12.2016 as well as the provision of free electricity for four (4) more months; para 2 stipulates that the beneficiaries of the program on direct measures addressing the humanitarian crisis (Law N 4320 of 2015), who have their permanent residence in one of the thirty (30) Municipalities within which the first phase of the Solidarity Social Bounty program (KEA), as set out by the provisions of article 235 of the Law N 4389 of 2016 (A 94), will be enforced, will receive the approved provisions of the program on direct measures addressing the humanitarian crisis until the 31.07.2016.

    Article 47 regulates the covering from the budget of the Ministry of Labour, Social Security and Social Solidarity of the expenditures on the remuneration due for additional emoluments, rest day work and night work, work for supplementing the obligatory hour-plan and coverage of extraordinary or seasonal official exigencies of the personnel of all types employed in Social Services established by the Laws N 4025 of 2011 (A228), 4109 of 2013 (A 16), 4199 of 2013 (A 216), 4302 of 2014 (A 225) and in other Social services of social welfare nature.

    Article 48 amends the phrasing of para 5 of article 49 of the Law N 4351 of 2015 (A 164) and of article 57 of the Law N 4369 of 2016 (A 33).

    Article 49 amends the Statute of the E-Governance of Social Security (HDIKA AE) as set out by the Law N 3607 of 2007 (A 245).

  10. Greece - - Law, Act

    Law N 4393 of 2016 ratifying the Programme Arrangement N A-1424 (MIOS) between Ministries of European countries and the European Defence Organisation regarding MIOS, the Military Implementation of SESAR (Single European Sky Air Traffic Management Research Programme) and other provisions. - Text in Greek

    Adoption: 2016-06-06 | Date of entry into force: 2016-06-06 | GRC-2016-L-104608

    Article 1 ratifies the Programme Arrangement N A-1424 (MIOS) between Ministries of European countries and the European Defence Organisation regarding MIOS, the Military Implementation of SESAR (Single European Sky Air Traffic Management Research Programme).

    Article 2, paras 1a and 1b amend and supplement the formulation of para 2 of article 10 of the Law N 4387 of 2016 (A 85); para 2 amends para 3 of article 15 of the Law N 4387 of 2016 (A 85) by replacing it with new phrase on a provision to be abolished; para 3 amends para 3 of article 23 of the Law N 4387 of 2016 (A 85) by replacing it with new phrase regarding the days wages of the unskilled worker; paras 4a, 4b, 4c and 4d amend 2nd phrase of sub-case aa of case a and 1st, 2nd, 3rd and 4th phrase of sub-case bb of case a of para 4 of article 35 of the Law N 4387 of 2016 (A 85) by replacing it with new phrases regarding the calculation of emoluments and benefits; para 4e abolishes last two phrases of para 6 of article 35 of the Law N 4387 of 2016 (A 85); para 5 amends para 8 of article 38 of the Law N 4387 of 2016 (A 85) by replacing it with new phrase on the procedure for the implementation of the aforementioned article 38 regarding the contributions of the exempted categories of insured persons, as per para 5 of article 38; para 6a supplements article 39 of the Law N 4387 of 2016 (A 85) by adding new para 14 regarding the elimination of resources provided for by specific legislation; para 6c amends 1st phrase of para 18 of article 39 of the Law N 4387 of 2016 (A 85) by replacing it with new phrase regarding the specification of the implementation of regulations of the Law N 4387 of 2016 (A 85) on the contributions of categories of self-employed and free-lance workers; para 7a supplements para 2 of article 45 of the Law N 4387 of 2016 (A 85) by adding new para 3 on the procedure of incorporating operations related to the conduct of social contributions payment into the tax administration procedure; para 8 amends the formulation of para 1 of article 84 of the Law N 4387 of 2016 (A 85) on the Unified Regulation of Insurance and Benefits by the Unified Fund of Ancillary Social Insurance and One-time Benefits (ETEAEP); para 9a and 9b amend article 92 of the Law N 4387 of 2016 (A 85) on the Social Solidarity Benefit for Pensioners (EKAS) by reformulating 1st phrase of para 1 and by replacing para 4 with new one; para 9c and 9d repeal respectively 1st phrase of para 6 of article 92 of the Law N 4387 of 2016 (A 85) and para 9 of same article, as added by article 235 of the Law N 4389 of 2016 (A 94); paras 10a and 10b amend the formulation of 2nd phrase of para 4 and para 6 of article 96 of the Law N 4387 of 2016 (A 85); paras 11a and 11b amend the formulation of 1st phrase of para 2 and para 4 of article 42 of the Law N 4052 of 2012 (A 41), as amended by para 1 of article 96 of the Law N 4387 of 2016 (A 85); para 12a supplements para 1 of article 49 of the Presidential Decree N 422 of 1981, as amended by article 48 of the Law N 4387 of 2016 (A 85) by adding new phrase on the annual replacement coefficient in the calculating process; para 12b amends para 3 of article 49 of the Presidential Decree N 422 of 1981, as amended by article 48 of the Law N 4387 of 2016 (A 85) by replacing it with new phrase on the annual replacement coefficient in the calculating process.

  11. Greece - - Law, Act

    Law N 4389 of 2016 introducing emergency provisions for the implementation of the agreement on fiscal objectives and structural reform and other provisions. - Text in Greek

    Adoption: 2016-05-26 | Date of entry into force: 2016-05-27 | GRC-2016-L-104600

    Article 234 amends the Law N 4387 of 2016 (A 85)
    - by supplementing article 39, para 3 and article 41 para 3 with new phrases on the calculation of social conrtibutions and social debts,
    - by replacing para 3 of article 54 with new para on the unification of social contribution and tax debt collections,
    - by supplementing article 71 with new para 7 on issues regarding the required personnel for the functioning of the Unified Agency of Social Insurance (EFKA) and for covering needs with respect to the fighting of contribution evasion,
    - by replacing phrases 3 and 4 of para 4 of article 94 concerning the calculation of the supplementary benefits and of the pensionary emolument according to the calculation of the supplementary contributions paid by persons insured to the Former Engineers and Public Contractors Pension Fund (TSMEDE),
    - by replacing phrases 2 and 3 of para 5 of article 94 concerning the calculation of the supplementary benefits and of the pensionary emolument according to the calculation of the supplementary contributions paid by persons insured to the Health Workers Voluntary Pension and Insurance Fund (TSAY),
    - by replacing the phrase pursuant to the provisions in force as in article 101 para 2, case b, end of 2nd phrase, with the following phrase: pursuant to the provisions of article 4369 of 2016 (A 33),
    - by abolishing article 105.

    Article 235 introduces provisions on issues related to the Program for the granting of the Solidarity Social Bounty as well as transitional provisions on the Pensioners Social Solidarity Benefit (EKAS).

    Article 236 suspends from 01/01/2017 to 31/12/2018 any salary maturation and wage promotion for functionaries and employees who are remunerated under special stipendiary lists and who are referred to in the provisions of cases 13 to 36 of Sub-para C1 of Para C of article 1 of the Law N 4093 of 2012 (A 222).

    Article 239 supplements article 6 of the Law N 4387 of 2016 by adding new para 5 exempting from the provisions of the present Law the teachers falling under the scope of application of case b, para 2 of article 33 of the Law N 4386 of 2016 and specifying that their service time counts as period granted for pension.

    Article 240 sets the date of entry into force of the present Law.

  12. Greece - - Law, Act

    Law N 4387 of 2016 introducing the Unified System of Social Insurance, providing for the reform of the social protection system and pension scheme and regulating the tax income and taxation for chance-games and inserting other provisions. - Text in Greek

    Adoption: 2016-05-11 | Date of entry into force: 2016-05-12 | GRC-2016-L-104502

    PART I: REFORM OF THE SOCIAL PROTECTION SYSTEM AND OF THE PENSION SCHEME. CHAPTER A: PRINCIPLES AND BODIES OF THE UNIFIED SYSTEM OF SOCIAL INSURANCE. Art. 1: Fundamental principles of the Unified System of Social Insurance; Art. 2: Conceptual definitions; Art. 3: National Board of Social Insurance. CHAPTER B: PENSIONS OF THE PUBLIC AND MILITARY SERVANTS. Art. 4: Submission of Public employees-functionaries and military servants to the Unified System of Social Insurance; Art. 5: Uniform Regulations on the benefits insurance of the Public servants; Art. 6: Special Transitional pension provisions regarding the Public Service; Art. 7: National pension; Art. 8: Compensatory pension; Art. 9: Temporary pension; Art. 10: Family benefit pension accrual; Art. 11: Disability benefit; Art. 12: Death allowance; Art. 13: Upper limit of pension payment; Art. 14: Readjustment of pensions protection of paid pensions; Art. 15: Insurance time; Art. 16: Rights of the countersigning party in civil partnership; Art. 17: Parallel insurance; Art. 18: Optional continuation of the insurance; Art. 19: Provisions on successive insurance; Art. 20: Employment of pensioners; Art. 21: Application of provisions by analogy Authorizing provisions; Art. 22: Amendment of provisions of the PD N 169 of 2007; Art. 23: Regulation of several pension and retirement related issues; Art. 24: Regulation of pension and retirement related issues regarding the employees of the Social Welfare Centre of the Ionian Region ODAZ; Art. 25: Regulation of pension and retirement related issues regarding the employees of the Municipal and Communal Employees Insurance Fund (TADKY); Art. 26: Scope of application. CHAPTER C: REGULATIONS FOR PERSONS INSURED UNDER THE PRIVATE SECTOR. Art. 27: Application of common regulations on persons insured under both the Public and Private Sector; Art. 28: Compensatory pension; Art. 29: Temporary pension; Art. 30: Pension accrual for persons who rendered increased contributions; Art. 31: Insurance provisions for work accident or for accident beyond work; Art. 32: Cash sickness benefit; Art. 33: Readjustment of pensions protection of paid pensions; Art. 34: Insurance time; Art. 35: One-time provision; Art. 36: Parallel insurance; Art. 37: Optional continuation of the insurance. CHAPTER D: COMMON REGULATIONS ON CONTRIBUTIONS RESOURCES- DECAPITALIZATION OF THE SOCIAL INSURANCE NATIONAL SYSTEM. Art. 38: Contributions of Employees and Employers; Art. 39: Contributions of self-employed persons and freelance professionals, Art. 40: Contributions of persons insured under the Agricultural Insurance Organisation (OGA); Art. 41: Insurance contributions for health care; Art. 42: Special fee for the insurance coverage of farmhands; Art. 43: Deadline for payment of insurance contributions; Art. 44: Health care contributions of pensioners; Art. 45: Common registry of contributions and tax income; Art. 46: Objective system of deemed calculation of contributions; Art. 47: Share Funds; Art. 48: Provisions on the Political Employees Share Fund (MTPY); Art. 49: Additional resources of the Insurance System. CHAPTER E: UNIFIED AGENCY OF SOCIAL INSURANCE. Art. 51: Unified Agency of Social Insurance Establishment Purpose; Art. 52: Organisation of the Unified Agency of Social Insurance (EFKA); Art. 53: Integration of agencies, industries, sectors and accounts into EFKA; Art. 54: Centre for the Social Insurance Debts Collection (KEAO); Art. 55: Insurable persons;
    CHAPTER F: AMENDMENT OF PROVISIONS ON THE UNIFIED FUND OF ANCILLARY SOCIAL INSURANCE (ETEA) AND REGULATIONS OF THE FORMER ENGINEERS AND PUBLIC CONTRACTORS PENSION FUND (TSMEDE).
    CHAPTER G: WELFARE PROVISIONS TO THE ELDERLY.
    CHAPTER H: INTERTEMPORAL LAW.
    CHAPTER I: OTHER PROVISIONS OF SOCIAL SECURITY NATURE.
    CHAPTER KA: OTHER PROVISIONS FALLING UNDER THE JURISDICTION OF THE MINISTRY OF LABOUR, SOCIAL SECURITY AND SOCIAL SOLIDARITY.

  13. Greece - - Law, Act

    Law N 4381 of 2016 ratifying the Agreement on Common Air Space signed between the European Union, its Member-States and Georgia and introducing other provisions of social welfare nature. - Text in Greek

    Adoption: 2016-04-20 | Date of entry into force: 2016-04-20 | Date of partial entry into force: 2015-10-01 | GRC-2016-L-104501

    Article 1 ratifies the Agreement on Common Air Space signed between the European Union, its Member-States and Georgia.

    Article 3 regulates issues regarding the agenda contracts concluded by the Ministry of Labour, Social Security and Social Solidarity under the program Social Structures for the Immediate Response against Poverty as provided by the provisions of the Legislation Act dated 08.10.2015 (A125), ratified by the Law N 4350 of 2015, and by the provisions of article 49 of the Law N 4352 of 2015.

    Article 4 replaces the provision of par. 1 of article 1 of the Law N 4320 of 2015 (A 29), as amended by article 14 of the Legislation Act, dated 24.12.2015 (A 182) and ratified by article 1 of the Law N 4366 of 2016 (A 18) regarding the provision of free electricity to individuals and families living under conditions of extreme poverty.

    Article 6 replaces the provision of par.1 of article 3 of the Law N 4320 of 2015 (A 29), as amended by article 16 of the Legislation Act, dated 24.12.2015 (A 182) and ratified by article 1 of the Law N 4366 of 2016 (A 18) regarding the provision of alimentation subsidy to individuals and families living under conditions of extreme poverty.

    Article 7 replaces the provision of par.4 of article 3 of the Law N 4320 of 2015 (A 29), as supplemented by article 17 of the Legislation Act, dated 24.12.2015 (A 182) and ratified by article 1 of the Law N 4366 of 2016 (A 18) regarding the extension of the provision of alimentation subsidy to individuals and families living under conditions of extreme poverty.

  14. Greece - - Law, Act

    Law N 4375 of 2016 on the organisation and operation of the Asylum Service, the Appeals Committee, the Reception and Identification Service, on the establishment of a Reception General Secretariat, on the harmonisation of the Greek Legislation to the provisions of the European Directive 2013/32/EU of the European Parliament and of the Council of 26 June 2013 on common procedures for granting and withdrawing international protection (reformulation), provisions on the employment of international protection beneficiaries and other provisions. - Text in Greek

    Adoption: 2016-04-02 | Date of entry into force: 2016-04-03 | Date of partial entry into force: 2016-04-20 | Date of partial entry into force: 2016-06-03 | Date of partial entry into force: 2016-04-03 | GRC-2016-L-104500

    PART I
    CHAPTER A: ASYLUM SERVICE AND APPEALS COMMITTEE
    CHAPTER B: RECEPTION AND IDENTIFICATION SERVICE
    CHAPTER C

    PART II
    CHAPTER A: RENAMING THE GENERAL SECRETARIAT OF POPULATION AND SOCIAL COHERENCE ESTABLISHMENT OF THE RECEPTION GENERAL SECRETARIAT- TRANSFER OF COMPETENCES AND OTHER PROVISIONS

    PART III : PROCEDURE FOR GRANTING AND WITHDRAWING INTERNATIONAL PROTECTION HARMONISING THE GREEK LEGISLATION TO THE EUROPEAN DIRECTIVE 2013/32/EU OF THE EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT AND OF THE COUNCIL OF 26 JUNE 2013 ON COMMON PROCEDURES FOR GRANTING AND WITHDRAWING INTERNATIONAL PROTECTION (reformulation)
    CHAPTER A : GENERAL PROVISIONS
    CHAPTER B : GENERAL PRINCIPLES AND GUARANTEES GOVERNING THE WHOLE PROCEDURE
    CHAPTER C : PROCEDURE ON FIRST INSTANCE
    CHAPTER D : PROCEDURE ON SECOND INSTANCE
    CHAPTER E : FINAL PROVISIONS

    PART IV : CONDITIONS FOR ACCESS TO EMPLOYMENT FOR RECOGNISED BY THE GREEK STATE BENEFICIARIES OF INTERNATIONAL PROTECTION, FOR INTERNATIONAL PROTECTION SEEKERS AND FOR PERSONS BEEN GRANTED THE RESIDENCE STATUS IN GREECE FOR HUMANITARIAN REASONS PURSUANT TO ART. 28 OF PRESIDENTIAL DECREE N 114 OF 2010 (A 195), ART. 8 PAR.1 OF PRESIDENTIAL DECREE N 61 OF 1999 (A 63) OR ART. 25 PAR.4 OF LAW N 1975 OF 1991 (A 184) AND FOR BENEFICIARIES OF ART. 19A PAR.1 ELEMENT F OF LAW N 4251 OF 2014, AS IN FORCE
    Art. 68 provides for the relevant definitions
    Art. 69 regulates the employment of beneficiaries of international protection, persons possessing residence permit for humanitarian reasons and their family members
    Art. 70 adjusts the vocational education and training of beneficiaries of international protection
    Art. 71 regulates the employment and occupational activity of beneficiaries of international protection

    PART V : OTHER PROVISIONS

    PART VI : AUTHORITIES FOR THE COORDINATION, MANAGEMENT AND IMPLEMENTATION OF THE PROGRAMS UNDER THE ASYLUM, MIGRATION AND INTEGRATION FUND, THE INTERNAL SECURITY FUND AND OTHER RESOURCES, AS WELL AS RELEVANT REGULATIONS FOR THE IMPLEMENTATION THEREOF

    PART VII : TRANSITIONAL PROVISIONS

  15. Greece - - Law, Act

    Law N 4369 of 2016 on the National Registry for staff of the Public Sector, on position grading structure, on evaluation systems, on promotions and on the selection of heads (transparency meritocracy and efficiency of the Public Administration) and other provisions. - Text in Greek

    Adoption: 2016-02-27 | Date of entry into force: 2016-02-27 | GRC-2016-L-104499

    PART A: NATIONAL REGISTRY FOR STAFF OF THE PUBLIC SECTOR
    Art. 1: Establishment of the National Registry for staff of the Public Sector
    Art. 2: Registration in the Registry
    Art. 3: Process of Registration in the Registry Registry Maintenance
    Art. 4: Service Status of members of the Registry
    Art. 5: Expulsion from the Registry
    Art. 6: Positions in Agencies of Central Administration staffed by members of the Registry
    Art. 7: Selection process for General Secretaries, Deputy General Secretaries and Specified Secretaries.
    Art. 8: Positions in the broader Public Sector staffed by members of the Registry Selection process
    Art. 9: Responsibilities of selected members into positions of high accountability
    Art. 10: Special Board of Selection of Administrations (ESED)
    Art. 11: Service Status of selected members into positions of high accountability
    Art. 12: Support to the Special Board of Selection of Administrations (ESED) by the Supreme Council for Civil Personnel Selection (ASEP)
    Art. 13: Transitional provisions Final provisions
    PART B: EVALUATION SYSTEM: Evaluation, Target-setting, Social Accountability and participation
    Art. 14: Scope of application
    Art. 15: Evaluators
    Art. 16: Evaluation report
    Art. 17: Criteria and process of employees evaluation
    Art. 18: Criteria and process of evaluation for the heads of organic units
    Art. 19: Advisory Interview
    Art. 20: Objections
    Art. 21: Evaluation Special Committee
    Art. 22: Target-setting
    Art. 23: Plenaries of Directorate and Departments
    Art. 24: Accountability and Social Review. Public Administration Observatory
    PART C: POSITION GRADING STRUCTURE PROMOTION SYSTEM
    Art. 25: Position Grading Structure
    Art. 26: Grading integration Recognition of prior service
    Art. 27: Transitional provisions
    Art. 28: Final Abolished provisions
    PART D: HEADS SELECTION SYSTEM
    Art. 29: Heads of organic units Process and criteria for the selection of heads
    Art. 30: Transitional provisions
    Art. 31: Final Abolished provisions
    PART E: OTHER PROVISIONS
    Art. 32 amending article 9, par. 21, 3rd phrase of the Law N 4057 of 2012 on the appointment of persons included in the lists of the Supreme Council for Civil Personnel Selection (ASEP); Art. 35 providing for the reinstatement into service of employees having been dismissed ex officio during the period from 19.08.2015 to the date of entry into force of the present Law; Art. 36 providing for beneficial grading in view of appointment or recruitment of persons fostered for more than seven years in infant facilities or orphanages; Art. 38 on the written examinations provided by the Supreme Council for Civil Personnel Selection (ASEP); Art. 39 stipulating that the suspension time is considered as real service time and is taken into account in view of wage and grade promotion; Art. 41 amending Law N 2812 of 2000 on the ex officio dismissal due to age limit; Art. 55 amending article 66 of Law N 4144 of 2013, as amended by par.2 of article 8 of the Law N 4237 of 2014, by par.1 of article 141 of the Law N 4251 of 2014 and by article 9 of Law N 4331 of 2015 regarding the termination and extension of retirement rights for disability reasons; Art. 58 amending article 20 of the Code of Judicial Employees as ratified by the Law N 2812 of 2000 on the grading scale and the grading development; Art. 59 amending the Code of Conduct for Public Administrative Employees (Law N 3528 of 2007) on the ex officio dismissal due to age limit; Art. 61 on the coverage by the Greek National Health System (EOPYY) of the sickness benefit in kind to be provided to persons insured by the Social Insurance Fund - Auxiliary Fund for Employees (IKA-ETAM) (par. 1), and by Freelancer Insurance Organization (OAEE) (par. 3) and to unemployed persons (par.4); Art. 63 amending the Code of Status for Municipal and Communal Employees (Law N 3584 of 2007) on the ex officio dismissal due to age limit

  16. Greece - - Law, Act

    Law N 4368 of 2016 introducing measures aiming at the acceleration of the governmental work and other provisions. - Text in Greek

    Adoption: 2016-02-21 | Date of entry into force: 2016-02-21 | GRC-2016-L-104200

    The Law introduces, in its Chapter A, provisions falling under the competence of the Ministry of Labour, Social Security and Social Solidarity. Article 1 amends sub-para I.D.1 of para I.D. of article 1 of Law N 4152 of 2013 regarding:
    - the planning and establishment of Community Service Programs aiming at halting unemployment and covering social needs (para 1 of article 1 of the Law);
    - the procedure run by the Manpower Employment Organization (OAED) with regard to the submission of applications addressed to it by beneficiaries, the recruitment of the beneficiaries, the payment of emoluments to the beneficiaries as well as of social security contributions to the supervising actors, including Municipalities, Administrative Districts and other Public Services (para 2-7);
    - the automatic dissolution of the contracts of beneficiaries (para 8);
    - the determination, according to age groups, of net emoluments the beneficiaries are entitled to, the exception of night work, the regulation of contributions for heavy and unwholesome jobs and the absences of the beneficiaries during the program (para 9);
    - the obligation of the supervising actors to respect occupational safety and health standards as well as the allocation of work per expertise and the sanctions imposed to the supervising actors for disrespecting the said obligations (para 10).
    Article 2 regulates the effect of the previous amendments to the Invitations submitted by the supervising actors and to all actions concerning the community service. Article 3 amends article 5 of Law 2646 of 1998 by adding new para 8 on the subsidy to non profit Private Law Entities (community institutions, charitable organisations, NGOs etc) providing services of social care. Article 4 introduces the establishment and operation of Community Centers under the Local Authorities (OTA), numerates their competences and describes the services provided to the addressees, defines the beneficiaries of the Centers action and adjusts the operational and erection standards, the staffing and inspection process, the funding resources and other technical matters for the implementation of the provisions.

    Chapter B introduces provisions falling under the competence of the Ministry of Interior and Administrative Reform and regulates the suspension of elected staff (art. 6), matters concerning the personnel of retributive services of Local Authorities (OTA) (art. 7), matters concerning persons employed at Local Autorities (OTA) (art. 8), matters concerning the personnel of border Local Authorities (OTA) (art. 9), matters concerning the disabled personnel of Private Legal Entities of the Municipalities (art. 10), the granting of hazardous and unwholesome work allowance, as stipulated in article 15, para 1 of the Law 4024 of 2011 (art. 22) and the vocational allowances granted to unemployed seafarers during the period 2008-2011 (art. 32).

    Article 33, under Chapter E introducing provisions falling under the competence of the Ministry of Health, regulates the sanitary coverage of uninsured and vulnerable social groups. Article 34 abolishes the deduction of pensions granted to receivers of mental health services and to persons accommodated in closed care shelters. Article 35 regulates the introductory degree for the sector of doctors included in the National Health System (ESY). Article 37 regulates matters regarding the appointment of doctors included in the National Health System (ESY). Article 38 regulates the grading and wage restoration of doctors transferred/transplanted from the Greek National Health Service Organisation (EOPYY) and the Social Insurance Institute (IKA) to the sector of doctors included in the National Health System (ESY). Article 39 regulates the mobility of the sector of doctors included in the National Health System (ESY). Article 40 regulates the transfer and transplantation of doctors. Article 41 regulates the recognition of prior service.

  17. Greece - - Law, Act

    Law N 4366 of 2016 ratifying: a) the Legislation Act, dated 24.12.2015 and named Adjustment of urgent issues regarding the Ministries of Interior Affairs and Administrative Reconstruction, Environment and Energy, Seafaring and Island Policy, Justice, Transparency and Human Rights, Labour, Social Security and Social Solidarity, Health, Agricultural Development and Food and Finance (A 182) and b) the Legislation Act, dated 30.12.2015 and named Adjustment of urgent issues regarding the Ministries of Finance, Education, Research and Religion, Interior Affairs and Administrative Reconstruction, Environment and Energy, Seafaring and Island Policy, Labour, Social Security and Social Solidarity, National Defence, Health, and Economy, Development and Tourism, as well as regarding ERT A.E. (Hellenic Broadcasting Corporation) (A 184) and other provisions. - Text in Greek

    Adoption: 2016-02-15 | Date of entry into force: 2016-02-15 | GRC-2016-L-104498

    Article 1 of the Law ratifies the Legislation Act, dated 24.12.2015 and named Adjustment of urgent issues regarding the Ministries of Interior Affairs and Administrative Reconstruction, Environment and Energy, Seafaring and Island Policy, Justice, Transparency and Human Rights, Labour, Social Security and Social Solidarity, Health, Agricultural Development and Food and Finance (A 182). The aforementioned Legislation Act under its article 4 regulates the transfer expenditures of employees of the Greek Public State; under its article 13 extends until 30.09.2016 the service of the auxiliary personnel of the Social Welfare Centres; under its article 14, replaces the par. 1 of article 1 of the Law N 4320 of 2015 regarding matters related to the provision of free electricity to individuals and families living under conditions of extreme poverty; under its article 16, replaces the par. 1 of article 3 of the Law N 4320 of 2015 regarding the provision of alimentation subsidy to individuals and families living under conditions of extreme poverty and under its article 17, adds a new par. 4 to article 3 of the Law N 4320 of 2015 regarding the possibilities of extension of the provision of alimentation subsidy to individuals and families living under conditions of extreme poverty.

    Article 2 of the Law ratifies the Legislation Act, dated 30.12.2015 and named Adjustment of urgent issues regarding the Ministries of Finance, Education, Research and Religion, Interior Affairs and Administrative Reconstruction, Environment and Energy, Seafaring and Island Policy, Labour, Social Security and Social Solidarity, National Defence, Health, and Economy, Development and Tourism, as well as regarding ERT A.E. (Hellenic Broadcasting Corporation) (A 184). The aforementioned Legislation Act regulates, under its article 3, issues regarding vocational training by replacing case B of par. 14 of article 46 of the Law N 4186 of 2013 concerning the Pilot Apprenticeship Class; under its article 7, adjusts matters concerning the payroll of staff transferred from the former prefecture subsidiarities to the Municipalities; under its article 11, replaces par.1 of article 49 of the Presidential Decree N 410 of 1988 regarding the dismissal due to age limit and supplements par.2 of article 155 of the Code of Conduct for Public Administrative Employees (N 3528 of 2007) by adding new provisions on the ex officio dismissal of permanent employees that are not subject to the social security and pension regime of the Public Service or that do not retire pursuant to the public service provisions, when reaching the age of 62 years old; under its article 18, stipulates that the E-Governance of the Social Insurance S.A. (HDIKA) collects data of all social benefits of welfare nature that are granted by Actors of the General Government and under its article 26, extends the contracts of benefits provision by the Greek National Health Service (EOPYY).

  18. Greece - - Law, Act

    Law N 4361 of 2016 regulating issues regarding the transfer of draftees, personnel support and other provisions. - Text in Greek

    Adoption: 2016-01-30 | Date of entry into force: 2016-02-01 | GRC-2016-L-104497

    Part A of the Law regulates the placement and transfer of draftees, Part B adjusts issues related to the support to be provided to them, including leaves and Part C stipulates on education and training related matters concerning them.

  19. Greece - - Law, Act

    Law N4359 of 2016 ratifying the Revised European Social Charter, adopted on 3rd May 1996 in Strasbourg. - Text in Greek

    Adoption: 2016-01-20 | Date of entry into force: 2016-01-20 | GRC-2016-L-104199

    The Law ratifies the Revised European Social Charter, adopted on 3rd May 1996 in Strasbourg, by incorporating the following provisions: Articles 1, 2, article 3 para 1,2 and 3, articles 4,5,6,7,8,9,10,11, 12, 13,14,15, 16,17, 18, article 19 para 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10 and 11, articles 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30 and 31 and provides for the full text in English and its official translation in Greek.

    Article 2 of the Law exempts Greece from the obligations stipulated by article 6 of the revised Charter, regarding the right to establish and use arbitration mechanisms for labour disputes resolution, as well as regarding the regulation of the right of employers to collective action, in particular the prohibition of lockout.

    Article 3 of the Law allows the ratification of the provisions of article 3 para 4 and article 19 para 12 of the revised Charter upon recommendation of the Minister of Labour, Social Security and Social Solidarity or other competent Ministers and following a presidential decree.

    Article 4 of the Law sets the date into force both of the Law and of the ratified revised Charter.

  20. Greece - - Miscellaneous (circular, directive, legal notice, instruction, etc.)

    Action plan for the health sector response to HIV in the WHO European Region (2016-2021). - HIV Action Plan

    Adoption: 2016 | INT-2016-M-111785

  21. Greece - - Law, Act

    Law N 4354 of 2015 introducing, amongst other, wage adjustments and other emergency provisions for the purposes of implementing the Budgetary Objectives and Structural Reform Agreement. - Text in Greek

    Adoption: 2015-12-16 | Date of entry into force: 2015-12-16 | Date of partial entry into force: 2018-01-01 | Date of partial entry into force: 2016-01-01 | GRC-2015-L-102308

    CHAPTER B: PROVISIONS FALLING UNDER THE JURISDICTION OF THE MINISTRY OF FINANCE: Wage adjustments for the employees of the Public Sector, the Local Authorities (OTA), the public (NPDD) and private (NPID) legal entities and the Public Enterprises and Organisations (DEKO) of Chapter A' of the Law N 3429 of 2005, and other wage-related provisions.

    Article 7: Scope of application
    Article 8: Dissociation between wage and grade
    Article 9: Wage scale and classification of employees
    Article 10: Wage scale for entry into the Service
    Article 11: Time and place of wage development
    Article 12: Advanced wage development
    Article 13: Emoluments determination
    Article 14: Basic wage
    Article 15: Family benefit
    Article 16: Allowance for position of responsibility
    Article 17: Emolument linked to the job description and the position evaluation
    Article 18: Hazardous work allowance
    Article 19: Border area and remote locality allowance
    Article 20: Compensation for overtime work - Compensation for work to attain the standard working hours limit (night work, Sunday work, public holiday work)
    Article 21: Remuneration of collective bodies
    Article 22: Emolument determination for special categories
    Article 23: Emoluments of employees on posting or transfer
    Article 24: Recovery of sums wrongly paid
    Article 25: General adjustments for issues related to emoluments
    Article 26: Transitional provisions - Wage classification and wage development of employees in Service
    Article 27: Safeguarding emoluments
    Article 28: Maximum emolument limit
    Article 29: Monitoring of payroll
    Article 30: Emoluments of the maritime personnel of the Corinth Canal SA (AEDIK)
    Article 31: Adjustment of special issues
    Article 32: Maintained allowances
    Article 33: Provisions maintained in force
    Article 34: Repealed provisions
    Article 35: The date of entry into force of the provisions of articles 7-34

    CHAPTER G: ENTRY INTO FORCE
    Article 46: The date of entry into force of the Law

  22. Greece - - Law, Act

    Law N 4353 of 2015 ratifying the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between the Government of the Hellenic Republic and the Government of Australia regulating issues related to the validation of entry for the mobility of the youth (Work and Holiday Visa). - Text in Greek

    Adoption: 2015-12-12 | Date of entry into force: 2015-12-14 | GRC-2015-L-102307

    Article 1 ratifies the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between the Government of the Hellenic Republic and the Government of Australia regulating issues related to the validation of entry for the mobility of the youth (Work and Holiday Visa), concluded on 14 May 2014 and adduces its text both in Greek and English language. The MoU regulates in its chapters the issuance of validation of entry for the mobility of the youth, the entry, stay and conditions of employment, the request for granting documentation and repatriation of citizens, suspensions, amendments, the date of entry into force, duration and dispute resolution.

  23. Greece - - Law, Act

    Law N 4351 of 2015 on provisions related to conditions of employment of the teaching and medical personnel and on provisions related to the Ministry of Labour, Social Security and Social Solidarity (Law on the pasturable land and other provisions). - Text in Greek

    Adoption: 2015-12-04 | Date of entry into force: 2015-12-04 | Date of partial entry into force: 2015-11-01 | Date of partial entry into force: 2016-01-01 | Date of partial entry into force: 2016-09 | Date of partial entry into force: 2015-05-05 | Date of partial end of application: 2017-06 | GRC-2015-L-102306

    Art.21 regulates issues related to the access to Tertiary Education. Art.27 adjusts the payment system and posting conditions of workers of public services, sector institutions and Local Authorities. Art.31 regulates the operation of the Supported Living Residences. Art.34, para 1 amends Law N4272/2014 on the extension of service term for the Health Service Providers servants. Paras 2 and 3 amend Laws N4320/2015 and 3580/2007 respectively, on the extension of service term for the Health Service Providers auxiliary personnel. Para 5 amends Law N3599/2007 on the transfer of the Health Service Providers personnel. Para 6 amends Law N3205/2003 on the on-call time in hospitals. Para 7 amends Law N4316/2014 on the resources financing the on-call time, overtime, rest period and night work of the above personnel. Para 9 amends Law N4286/2014 on the payroll of the National School of Public Health personnel. Art.37 regulates issues related to the permanent teaching personnel of the primary and secondary education. Para 1 amends Law N1566/1985 on the unpaid leave. Para 2 amends Law N3848/2010, on the transfer units in case of posting and repeals case f' of para 8 of art. 16 of the Presidential Decree 50/1996. Para 3 amends Law N3848/2010 on the previous working experience. Para 4 repeals Presidential Decree 28/2014 on the transfer of supernumerary teachers of the primary and secondary education. Para 5 allows exceptionally applications for transfer only for the academic year 2015-2016. Para 6 repeals art. 74 of Law N4342/2015. Art.38 regulates issues related to the associate teaching personnel of the primary and secondary education. Para. 1 repeals para 4 of art. 5A of Law N3848/2010. Para 2 regulates the service time of the temporary associate teaching personnel and repeals any contrasting provision. Para 3 amends Law N3027/2002 on the measuring of the previous working experience of the hourly-paid teachers. Starting from the academic year 2016-2017, para 4 amends Law N3966/2011 on the elimination from the associate teaching personnel lists of teachers who are appointed to primary and secondary education schools but do not assume their posts. Para 5 extends the scope of application of art. 60 of Law N3528/2007 to the temporary associate teaching personnel. Para 6 regulates the vocational training leave of the above personnel. Art.39 supplements Law N817/1978 on the expatriate teaching personnel of schools being overseas. Art.45 regulates issues related to the teaching personnel of atypical education institutions, by repealing last phrase of para 14, art. 27 of Law N4186/2013. Art.46 regulates issues related to the selection and placement of primary and secondary education Directors, by amending Law N3848/2010 and by supplementing it with new art. 16A on the selection and new paras 6 and 7 to art. 24 on the placement. Para 10 regulates the termination of service of the above Directors already on duty. Para 11 repeals 2nd phrase of para 7, art. 16 of the same Law and any other contradicting to the present Law provision. Art.49 inserts provisions related to the Ministry of Labour, Social Security and Solidarity. Para 1 supplements art. 64 of Law N4277/2014 on additional expenditures for the accomplishment of Social Protection Programmes. Para 2 regulates the extension of the fixed-term labour contracts, the financing and the amount and process of transferred resources necessary for the implementation of the Programme "Home Aid". S

  24. Greece - - Law, Act

    Law N 4350 of 2015 ratifying Acts of Legislative Content concerning, amongst other, the capital controls and emergency issues related to the Ministry of Labour, Social Security and Social Solidarity. - Text in Greek

    Adoption: 2015-11-30 | Date of entry into force: 2015-11-30 | Date of partial entry into force: 2015-10-01 | GRC-2015-L-102305

    Article 9 of the Law ratifies the Act of Legislative Content, issued on 26/8/2015, introducing emergency measures for the regular operation of the Local Authorities.
    Article 3 of the above Act amends paragraph 9 of article 1 of the Law N 4038 of 2012 regarding the retroactive effect of the fixed-term private law employment contracts. Article 4 amends case c' of paragraph 1 of article 18 of the Law N 3870 of 2010 and paragraph 2 of article 41 of the Law N 4325 of 2015 concerning the employment contracts of the personnel charged with the cleaning of the school units and municipal camps.

    Article 12 of the Law ratifies the Act of Legislative Content, issued on 7/10/2015, regulating emergency issues related, amongst other, to the Ministry of Labour, Social Security and Social Solidarity.
    Article 1 of the above Act regulates the funding of the "Social Structures for Promptly Addressing Poverty". The date of entry into force of the article is set for the 1/10/2015.

    Article 14 of the Law regulates the echelon classification and wage tier of the personnel of the Ministry of Finance, appointed following competition conducted by the Supreme Council for Civil Personnel Selection (ASEP).

    Article 15 of the Law frames the conduct of the payroll and payment system concerning the personnel of the Regional Governments.

  25. Greece - - Law, Act

    Law N 4342 of 2015 introducing adjustments related to retirement and incorporating into Greek Law the European Parliament and Council Directive 2012/27/EU of 25 October 2012 "on energy efficiency, amending Directives 2009/125/EC and 2010/30/EU and repealing Directives 2004/8/EC and 2006/32/EC", as amended by the Council Directive 2013/12/EU of 13 May 2013 "adapting Directive 2012/27/EU of the European Parliament and of the Council on energy efficiency, by reason of the accession of the Republic of Croatia". - Text in Greek

    Adoption: 2015-11-09 | Date of entry into force: 2015-11-09 | Date of partial entry into force: 2015-10-17 | GRC-2015-L-102300

    Part A' is dedicated to adjustments related to retirement and its unique article 1 introduces amendments to article 1 of Law N 4337 of 2015.
    Paragraph 1 of article 1 of the present Law repeals the provisions of cases a' and c' of paragraph 1, article 1 of the Law N 4337 of 2015.
    Paragraph 2 amends 1st phrase of paragraph 3, article 4 of the Law N 3865 of 2010, concerning the persons who are serving in the public sector or have left the public service and are qualified to acquire pension rights.
    Paragraph 3 amends case b' of paragraph 4 of article 4 of Law N 3865 of 2010 regarding the determination of the pension's proportionate part to which are entitled the persons qualified to acquire pension rights.
    Paragraph 4 supplements article 1 of the Law N 4337 of 2015 by adding new paragraph 7, which extends the personal scope of application of the article to the employees of the Local Authorities (OTA) and of other public legal entities, subject to the same retirement regime as the public sector employees, as well as to the personel of the Greek Railway Organisation (OSE) and the employees of the relevant insurance funds, subject to the regime established by Law N 3395 of 1955.

    In Part C', Chapter VI introduces provisions falling under the jurisdiction of the Ministry of Labour, Social Security and Social Solidarity.
    Article 37 adjusts issues related to the Centre for Education and Rehabilitation of the Blind (KEAT).
    Article 38 regulates the granting of child care permits.

    Chapter VII introduces provisions falling under the jurisdiction of the Ministry of Education, Research and Religion.
    Article 40 regulates issues related to the access to Tertiary Education. Paragraph 2 of the article repeals paragraph 4 of article 45 of the Law N 4186 of 2013, as well as paragraph 7 of article 43 of the same Law, as supplemented by paragraph 12 of article 58 of the Law N 4310 of 2014.
    Article 44 regulates issues related to the education staff. Paragraph 3 repeals paragraphs 14, 15 and 16 of article 26 of the Law N 3879 of 2010.

    Part D' introduces transitional provisions and sets the date of entry into force of the Law.
    Article 57, paragraph 2 repeals, starting from the provision's date of entry into force (17/10/2015), the case i' of paragraph 1, article 21 of Law N 4337 of 2015. Paragraph 3 repeals, starting from the date of entry into force of the present Law, the 3rd phrase of paragraph 2 of article 29 of the Law N 4325 of 2015.
    Article 72 regulates the continuity of operation for the structures providing support to women as victims of violence.

  26. Greece - - Law, Act

    Law N 4337 of 2015 enacting measures for the implementation of the Budgetary Objectives and Structural Reform Agreement (MoU). - Text in Greek

    Adoption: 2015-10-17 | Date of entry into force: 2015-10-17 | GRC-2015-L-102288

    PART A: ADJUSTMENTS RELATED TO RETIREMENT
    Article 1, paragraphs 1 and 2 amend the wording of the 1st phrase of paragraph 3 of article 4, case b' of paragraph 4 of article 4, paragraph 3 of article 20 and the 1st phrase of case a' of paragraph 2 of article 3 of the Law N 3865 of 2010 and of sub-case aa' of case d' of paragraph 6 of article 1 and case j' of paragraph 1 and 3rd phrase of paragraph 2 of article 1 of the Law N 4336 of 2015, with regards to the persons who have left the service or are qualified to acquire pension rights.
    Paragraph 3 amends 1st and 2nd phrase of case a' of paragraph 16 of article 56 of the Presidential Decree N 169/2007 concerning the gradual rise of the age limit for pension granting.
    Paragraph 4 amends 2nd and 3rd phrase of paragraph 5 of article 55 of the same Presidential Decree by excluding from the application of the minimum pension, the persons who leave the service from 1/7/2015 onwards and who have not completed the 67th year of age; introduces exceptions for the benefit of persons who receive disability, invalidity or death allowances; sets the amount of the minimum pension as unconvertible until 31/12/2021 and repeals case c' of paragraph 4, of article 1 of Law N 4336 of 2015.
    Paragraph 5 amends case b' of paragraph 16 of article 56 of the same Presidential Decree regarding the further reduction by 10% in the already reduced pension until the completion of the new retirement age.
    Paragraph 6 repeals paragraph 7 of article 1 of Law N 4336 of 2015 and restores at its place the provisions of paragraph 4, article 20 of the Law N 3865 of 2010.

    PART B: ADJUSTMENTS OF FISCAL AND STRUCTURAL NATURE
    CHAPTER A: Provisions falling under the jurisdiction of the Ministry of Finance
    Article 5 introduces amendments to the Law N 4321 of 2015.
    CHAPTER C: Provisions falling under the jurisdiction of the Ministry of Labour, Social Security and Social Solidarity
    Article 14, paragraphs 1, 2 and 3 amend 1st phrase of paragraph 3 of article 1, 1st phrase of case a' of paragraph 2 of article 2 and 1st phrase of paragraph 1 of article 3 of Law N 3863 of 2010 regarding the time conditions for the qualification to acquire retirement and pension rights.
    Paragraph 4 amends 1st phrase of paragraph 1 of article 4 of the same Law concerning the persons who have been placed until the 31/12/2010 under the insurance coverage of any institution of main insurance or the State and who are qualified to acquire pension rights but their retirement time starts from 1/9/2015.
    Paragraph 5 amends case i of paragraph 13 of article 44 of Law N 3986 of 2011 on the transfer of the Pensioners' Special Contributions amounts to the Insurance Fund for Solidarity between Generations (AKAGE).

    PART C: TRANSITIONAL PROVISIONS AND ENTRY INTO FORCE
    Article 21: Repealed and transitional provisions. The following provisions are being repealed:
    Starting from the entry into force of the present Law: articles 127, 128 and 148 of Law N 4270 of 2014; paragraph 22 of article 66 of Law N 3984 of 2011; paragraph 4 of article 3 of Law N 4111 of 2013; paragraph 6 of article 6 of Law N 3429 of 2005; article 5 and paragraph 4 of article 9 of Law N 396 of 1976; the point a' of paragraph 2 of article 1, article 3, paragraph 11 of article 5 and the point a' of paragraph 2 of article 6 of the Legislative Decree N 243 of 19/7/1969; the point a' of paragraph 1 of article 5 of Law N 427 of 1976; article 24 and paragraphs 1, 2 and 3 of article 38 of Law N 4331 of 2015 and the 2nd phrase of case a' of paragraph 13 of article 44 of the Law N 3986 of 2011;
    Starting from 1/1/2017: the article 146 of the Law N 4270 of 2014;
    Starting from their date of entry into force (2/7/2015): the articles 21, 28, 31, 39, 75 and 76 of the Law N 4331 of 2015.
    Article 23 sets the date of entry into force of the Law.

  27. Greece - - Law, Act

    Law N 4336 of 2015 introducing pension provisions, ratifying the Financial Assistance Facility Agreement (FFA) launched under the European Stability Mechanism (ESM) framework and regulating the implementation of the Financing Agreement (MoU). - Text in Greek

    Adoption: 2015-08-14 | Date of entry into force: 2015-08-19 | Date of partial entry into force: 2015-08-14 | GRC-2015-L-102287

    PART A
    ARTICLE 1 ON RETIREMENT-RELATED ADJUSTMENTS CONCERNING THE PUBLIC SECTOR (the provisions of paragraph 5, article 4 of Law N 3865 of 2010 are being repealed)

    PART B
    ARTICLE 2 ON ADJUSTMENTS OF ISSUES FALLING UNDER THE JURISDICTION OF SEVERAL MINISTRIES
    Paragraph E: Adjustments of issues falling under the jurisdiction of the Ministry of Labour, Social Security and Social Solidarity; Sub-paragraph E1: Amendment of Laws N 4152 of 2013, 4305 of 2014 and 4321 of 2015; Sub-paragraph E2: Amendment of Law N 4334 of 2015 (paragraph 1 of article 72 of Law N 4331 of 2015 is being repealed); Sub-paragraph E3: Gradual rise of the retirement age limit, for either total or partial retirement;
    ARTICLE 3
    Paragraph A: Authorisations;
    Paragraph B: Financial Assistance Facility Agreement (FFA);
    Paragraph C: Budgetary Objectives and Structural Reform Agreement
    (Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) for a three-year ESM programme: 1: Outlook and Strategy; 2: Delivering sustainable public finances that support growth and jobs; 3: Safeguarding financial stability; 4: Structural policies to enhance competitiveness and growth; 5: A modern State and Public Administration; Annexes)

    PART C
    ARTICLE 4: Date of entry into force.

  28. Greece - - Law, Act

    Law N 4334 of 2015 introducing emergency adjustments for the purposes of negotiating and concluding an Agreement with the European Stability Mechanism (ESM). - Text in Greek

    Adoption: 2015-07-16 | Date of entry into force: 2015-07-16 | GRC-2015-L-102284

    The Law includes the text of the Euro Summit Statement of 12 July 2015 in both English and Greek language and, under its unique Article 1, introduces regulations for issues falling under the jurisdiction of the Ministry of Finance.

    Article 1, paragraph 27 regulates the granting of pension to retirees of all social security funds entitled to it from 30/6/2015 onwards, by granting first the pension corresponding to the paid contributions, and on completion of the 67th year of age, the full amount of the guaranteed minimum pension. It also amends 1st phrase of paragraph 1, article 4 of Law N 3863 of 2010, concerning the persons who have been placed until the 31/12/2010 under the insurance coverage of any institution of main insurance or the State and who submit after the 1/1/2015 a retirement claim application for old-age or invalidity pension.

    Article 1, paragraph 28 stipulates that, starting from 1/1/2015, all funds and sectors of supplementary insurance are compulsorily integrated into the Unified Auxiliary Insurance Fund (ETEA).

    Article 1, paragraph 29 sets as resources of all the funds of supplementary insurance integrated into the Unified Auxiliary Insurance Fund (ETEA), the ones provided for by article 38 of Law N 4052 of 2012.

    Article 1, paragraph 30 provides for the rate maintenance of the retirement contributions guaranteed on a monthly basis (state subsidy) that are due to the social security funds of main insurance.

    Article 1, paragraph 31 stipulates that, starting from 1/7/2015, the healthcare contributions of all institutions of main insurance are settled to 6% and are deducted from the main pensions, and establishes, starting from the same date, a healthcare contribution of 6% for all supplementary pensions, which is deducted from the paid supplementary pensions.

    Article 1, paragraph 32 stipulates that the implementation issues of all previous provisions related to the entry conditions of funds or sectors to the Unified Auxiliary Insurance Fund (ETEA), are adjusted by means of decisions of the Minister of Labour, Social Security and Social Solidarity to be issued until the 31/7/2015.

  29. Greece - - Law, Act

    Law N 4332 of 2015 amending the provisions of the Code of Greek Citizenship and the provisions of Law N 4251 of 2014 for the purposes of harmonising the Greek legislation with the European Parliament and Council Directives 2011/98/EU on a single application procedure for a single permit for third-country nationals to reside and work in the territory of a Member State and on a common set of rights for third-country workers legally residing in a Member State, and 2014/36/EU on the conditions of entry and stay of third-country nationals for the purpose of employment as seasonal workers, and other provisions. - Text in Greek

    Adoption: 2015-07-09 | Date of entry into force: 2015-07-09 | Date of partial entry into force: 2015-01-01 | Date of partial entry into force: 2015-09 | Date of partial entry into force: 2015-09-01 | Date of partial entry into force: 2014-09 | Date of partial end of application: 2015-06 | Date of partial end of application: 2016-06 | GRC-2015-L-102283

    PART 1: AMENDMENT OF THE PROVISIONS OF THE CODE OF GREEK CITIZENSHIP
    Article 1: Replacement of article 1A of the Code of Greek Citizenship, concerning the establishment of the right to acquire the Greek citizenship on the basis of both birth and school attendance in Greece;
    Article 1A: Addition of article 1B regarding the establishment of the right to acquire the Greek citizenship on the basis of school attendance in Greece;
    Article 2: Transitional provisions (paragraph 5 repeals article 24 of Law N 3838 of 2010);
    Article 3: Replacement of article 19 concerning the loss of the Greek citizenship acquired by children of aliens;
    Article 4: Establishment of a committee charged to draft a Code of Greek Citizenship;

    PART 2: INCORPORATION OF DIRECTIVES 2011/98/EU AND 2014/36/EU
    Article 5: Purpose of articles 6 and 7 of the present Law;
    Article 6: Amendment of the provisions of Law N 4251 of 2014 for the purposes of harmonising the Greek legislation with the European Parliament and Council Directive 2011/98/EU of 13 December 2011;
    Article 7: Amendment of the provisions of Law N 4251 of 2014 for the purposes of harmonising the Greek legislation with the European Parliament and Council Directive 2014/36/EU of 26 February 2014;

    PART 3: MIGRATION POLICY ADJUSTMENTS
    Article 8: Replacement of provisions of Law N 4251 of 2014;

    PART 4: OTHER PROVISIONS CONCERNING THE MINISTRY OF INTERIOR AND ADMINISTRATIVE RECONSTRUCTION
    Article 9 regulates the establishment, function and administration of the competent authorities falling under the Ministry of Interior and Administrative Reconstruction for the management of migration influx; repeals 2nd phrase of paragraph2 of article 3 of Law N 3938 of 2011 and case 5 of paragraph 1 of article 2 of Presidential Decree N 82 of 2011;
    Article 10: Adjustments of the Law N 3907 of 2011;
    Article 11: Amendment of article 21 of the Law N 4147 of 2013;
    Article 12: Maintenance of an Expatriate Special Identity Card from alien spouses of persons having acquired the Greek citizenship;

    PART 5: OTHER PROVISIONS
    Article 14 amends Laws N 4251 of 2014 and N 4018 of 2011;
    Article 15 repeals paragraph 5 of article 2 of Law N 4052 of 2012, as amended by paragraph 1 of article 5 of Law N 4132 of 2013, and amends paragraph 6 of article 2 of Law N 4052 of 2012 regarding the termination of service of the hospital Administrators;
    Article 16 amends paragraph 8 of article 3 of Law N 4325 of 2015 concerning the disciplinary procedure for the discretionary leave of absence;
    Article 18 adds new article 78A to Law N 3386 of 2005 on the Protection from Deportation;
    Article 19 amends paragraph D' of article 180 of Law N 4261 of 2014 on financial issues of the Supplementary Insurance Professional Funds;
    Article 20 amends article 9 of Law N 4171 of 1961 concerning the income tax exemption;
    Article 21 regulates the transfer of Tertiary Education students and repeals article 53 of Law N 4264 of 2014;
    Article 22 regulates the transfer of students of Architecture Schools;
    Article 23 sets the date of entry into force of the present Law.

  30. Greece - - Law, Act

    Law N 4331 of 2015 enacting measures concerning the alleviation of the disabled persons (AMEA), the simplification of the function of the Disability Certification Centres (KEPA), the combating of contribution-evasion, other social security-related issues and other provisions. - Text in Greek

    Adoption: 2015-07-02 | Date of entry into force: 2015-07-02 | Date of partial entry into force: 2008-04-03 | Date of partial entry into force: 2015-06-30 | GRC-2015-L-102280

    CHAPTER A: MEASURES ALLEVIATING THE DISABLED PERSONS (AMEA) AND SIMPLIFYING THE FUNCTION OF THE DISABILITY CERTIFICATION CENTRES (KEPA). Arts. 1-13: Inclusion into the welfare programmes of financial aid covering the disabled persons; Adjustment of issues related to the Disability Certification Centres (KEPA); Abolition of the administrative fees for the examination before the KEPA of uninsured persons and applicants for welfare disability benefits; Unified Disability Percentage Chart (EPPPA); Representation of the National Confederation of the Disabled Persons (ESAmeA) and of the High General Confederation of Pensioners of Greece (AGSSE) before the joint Board of Directors of the Social Insurance Institute (IKA)-Unified Insurance Fund for Employees (ETAM); Abolition of the suspension of payment of the extra-institutional paraplegia and quadriplegia allowance due during the beneficiaries' hospitalisation; Time extension for the granting of invalidity pensions; Amendment of art. 27 of Law N1902/1990 on the insurance coverage eligibility of the disabled persons and abolition of art. 9 of Law N3863/2010; Finalisation of invalidity pensions; Adjustments of issues related to the Agricultural Insurance Organisation (OGA) concerning the escorting of disabled persons entitled to the Agricultural Housing Account (LAE); Facilitating disabled persons with disability benefits and employment integration emoluments. CHAPTER B: MEASURES FOR COMBATING CONTRIBUTION-EVASION. Arts. 14-20: Special Inspection Audit Unit of the Social Insurance Institute (IKA)-Unified Insurance Fund for Employees (ETAM); Extension of the upper limit of employees service; Issues related to the Directorate of the Insurance Inspection Special Service (EYPEA) of IKA-ETAM; Implementation by analogy of art. 11, para 3 of Legisl. D. N356/1974 (KEDE) to the Social Security Institutions; Rights of the Social Security Institutions subsequent to the inclusion of debtors into debt settlement and compliance regimes; Regulation on the non-freezing of contributions due to Social Security Institutions; CHAPTER C: LEGISLATIVE ADJUSTMENTS FOR PARTICULAR SOCIAL SECURITY ISSUES. Arts. 21-78: Insurance coverage of journalists; Deadline for the insurance time buying for persons reemployed under Law N2190/1994; Recognition of enlistment time of conscientious objectors who are insured by institutions falling under the jurisdiction of the Ministry of Labour, Social Security and Social Solidarity; Amendment of Law N1264/1982 on pensioners' organisations; Insurance coverage of third-country nationals by OGA; Pension granting and re-granting to uninsured over aged persons; Abolition of Presid. D. N674/1979; Abolition of the recognition of previous service time in the Municipal and Communal Employees Welfare Sector (TPDKY) of the Public Employees Welfare Fund (TPDY); Harmonisation of periods for readjusting contributions to the Agricultural Housing Account (LAE); Inclusion into the LAE benefits of the employees and pensioners being ex-employees of the OGA; Abolition of penalties imposed to debtors of individual contributions to the Self-Employed Workers' Insurance Organisation (OAEE) and to the Unified Insurance Fund of Independently Employed (ETAA); Pension payment to social security contribution debtors; Ordinance on the reduction in social security contributions to the ETAA; Family benefits of the Consolidated Insurance Fund of Media Staff (ETAP-MME); Art.66 amends arts. 55 and 56 of Law N4262/2014 on the consolidation framework for provident funds and on the Observatory of Social Care and Solidarity Institutions, respectively; Art.72 regulates the duration of the normative terms of expired or terminated collective agreements and provides that, unless a new National General Collective Employment Agreement is concluded, the one dating from 26.3.2015 remains effective, beyond its expiration, until 30.9.2015; Art.75 adjusts the supplementary pension of seafarers.

  31. Greece - - Law, Act

    Law N 4327 of 2015 enacting emergency measures for the Primary, Secondary and Tertiary Education and other provisions. - Text in Greek

    Adoption: 2015-05-14 | Date of entry into force: 2015-05-14 | Date of partial entry into force: 2015-05-01 | Date of partial entry into force: 2015-09 | Date of partial entry into force: 2015-03-08 | Date of partial end of application: 2016-06 | Date of partial end of application: 2015-07-31 | GRC-2015-L-102259

    CHAPTER A': AMENDING PROVISIONS OF LAW N 4186 OF 2013 - ISSUES OF GENERAL AND VOCATIONAL HIGH SCHOOL (LYCEUM)
    Article 1: Structure of Educational Programmes of General High School;
    Article 2 : Graduation of students from the 3rd class of diurnal General Lyceum and the 4th class of evening General Lyceum;
    Article 3 : Admission of General Lyceum graduates to Tertiary Education;
    Article 4: Authorizing provisions;
    Article 5: Concept and establishment of Vocational High Schools (Lyceums);
    Article 6: Re-establishment of abolished specialities in the Secondary Vocational Education;
    Article 7: Itemized course of study of the Vocational Lyceum
    Article 8: Access of Vocational High School (Lyceum) graduates to the Tertiary Education;
    Article 9: Transitional and other provisions

    CHAPTER B': EXPERIMENTAL AND MODEL SCHOOLS

    CHAPTER C': SELECTION OF OFFICERS OF PUBLIC EDUCATION

    CHAPTER D' : OTHER ISSUES

    The entry into force of articles 1, 2, 3 and 8 is set for the academic year 2015-2016.

  32. Greece - - Law, Act

    Law N 4325 of 2015 on the democratisation of Administration, on combating bureaucracy, the E-Governance, the reparation of injustice and other provisions. - Text in Greek

    Adoption: 2015-05-11 | Date of entry into force: 2015-05-11 | Date of partial entry into force: 2015-11-11 | GRC-2015-L-102264

    CHAPTER 1: DEMOCRATISATION OF THE RELATIONS BETWEEN STATE AND SOCIETY
    Article 1: Requisition of personal services - Prohibition of state direction of labour applicable to strikers; (paragraph 6 repeals paragraph 2, phrase 1 and paragraph 4 of article 41 of Law N 3536 of 2007, as well as article 23 of Legislative Decree N 17 of 1974);
    Article 2: Participation of the society in the staffing process of the Supreme Council for Civil Personnel Selection (ASEP) and the Greek Ombudsman;

    CHAPTER 2: RATIONALISATION OF THE DISCIPLINARY LAW
    Article 3: Restitution of the presumption of innocence during disciplinary procedure (regulating the compulsory leave, the discretionary leave of absence, the duty suspension, and the consequences of leave);
    Article 4: Disciplinary sanctions;
    Article 5: Disciplinary Bodies;
    Article 6: Disciplinary misconduct;

    CHAPTER 3: CITIZENS' RIGHTS - COMBATING BUREAUCRACY - E-GOVERNANCE
    Article 7: Extension of rights of citizens and employees;
    Article 8: Simplification and acceleration of recruitment procedures concerning the seasonal personnel and the project lease contracts;
    Article 9: Participation of personnel under open-ended private law employment contracts in mobility process;
    Article 10: E-identification;
    Article 11: E-services of the Supreme Council for Civil Personnel Selection (ASEP);
    Article 12: Ex officio search of supporting documents - E-issuance of certificates;
    Article 13: E-circulation of State documents - Security of State IT systems

    CHAPTER 4: REPARATION OF INJUSTICE - REINSTATEMENT OF PERSONNEL - MOBILITY
    Article 14: Scope of application and procedures;
    Article 15: Procedure of qualification and filling of vacancies through voluntary mobility;
    Article 16: Three-member Committees of the Ministry of Interior and Administrative Reconstruction;
    Article 17: Reinstatement of personnel;
    Article 18: Re-establishment of abolished sectors and specialities and personnel grading;
    Article 19: Re-establishment of Municipal Police;
    Article 20: Appointment of candidates of the Supreme Council for Civil Personnel Selection (ASEP);
    Article 21: Abrogation of the institution of suspension - Credit transfer

    CHAPTER 5: OTHER ADJUSTMENTS FALLING UNDER THE JURISDICTION OF THE MINISTRY OF INTERIOR AND ADMINISTRATIVE RECONSTRUCTION
    Article 29 abolishes the Supplementary Pension Fund of the EBZ (Sugar Greek Industry) Personnel belonging to the Mutual Service Fund of the EBZ Employees (TAYEBZ); stipulates that the insured persons and pensioners falling under it are now subject to the Unified Auxiliary Insurance Fund (ETEA); regulates the contributions, insurance, retirement and pension-related issues of the insured persons and pensioners according to the ETEA regime;
    Article 34 regulates the recruitment, procedure of placement, employment contracts and emoluments of auxiliary doctors; repeals article 125 of Law N 4316 of 2014;
    Article 38 regulates the fixed-term employment contracts concerning the recruitment of personnel in primary schools, pre-schools and crches;
    Article 47 allows the transfer of employees according to article 30 of Law N 4223 of 2013.

    The Law abolishes, starting from the date of its entry into force, the provisions of article 7, paragraph 1 of Law N 1943 of 1991.

  33. Greece - - Law, Act

    Law N 4321/2015 on regulations for kickstarting the economy. - Text in Greek

    Adoption: 2015-03-21 | Date of entry into force: 2015-03-21 | GRC-2015-L-102240

    Chapter B' introduces adjustments for social security issues. Article 28 regulates the settlement of social security debts to all Social Security Institutions, except the NAT (Seamen's Pension Fund). Article 29 provides for the right to opt for an inferior insurance category before the OAEE (Self-employed Workers' Insurance Organisation) and stipulates that the determination of the beneficiaries, the conditions, the procedure and any other related matter is to be regulated according to article 32, paragraph 5 of the Law N 4075 of 2012. Article 30 introduces the abolition of forfeit for the debtors of individual contributions to OAEE (Self-employed Workers' Insurance Organisation) and ETAA (Unified Insurance Fund of Independently Employed). Article 31 adjusts the personal, joint and several liability of physical persons representing legal persons, as regards the payment of social contributions. Articles 32 and 33 regulate the procedure and notification to debtors in case of social security debts. Article 34 repeals paragraph 4 of article 55 of the Law N 4310 of 2014.

  34. Greece - - Law, Act

    Law N 4320/2015 on adjustments for the adoption of direct measures addressing the humanitarian crisis, organizing the Government and the Governmental Bodies and other provisions. - Text in Greek

    Adoption: 2015-03-19 | Date of entry into force: 2015-03-19 | GRC-2015-L-102239

    Chapter A introduces measures of direct financial assistance for the benefit of persons and families living under conditions of extreme poverty, concerning the free of cost electricity reconnection and provision (article 1), a rental allowance for securing housing (article 2) and a feeding subsidy (article 3).

    Under article 27, paragraphs 1 and 2, the Ministry of Labour and Social Solidarity is to be renamed as Ministry of Labour, Social Insurance and Social Solidarity, whereas the Ministry of Health and Social Insurance is to be renamed as Ministry of Health. Paragraph 3 regulates the transfer of the General Secretariat of Social Insurance as a whole of Services and with all its powers, bodies, positions and personnel, from the jurisdiction of the Ministry of Health to the one of Ministry of Labour, Social Insurance and Social Solidarity. Paragraph 4 sets the Minister of Labour, Social Insurance and Social Solidarity as the competent Minister for the issues related to the General Secretariat of Social Insurance.

    Article 30 regulates the disease benefits in kind for unemployed and underemployed persons or persons who no longer enjoy an insurance eligibility due to debts to insurance carriers.

    Article 32 regulates the feeding of third-country nationals temporarily accommodated in the pre-removal centres for the detention of aliens.

    Article 39 adjusts the extension of term and the payroll of the auxiliary doctors on service.

    Article 40 adds new paragraph 6 to article 9 of Law N 1876/1990 regarding the extended duration of only the regulatory terms of national general collective labour agreements that have expired or been terminated.

  35. Greece - - Law, Act

    Law N 4305/2014 on, amongst other, the creation or abolishment of positions, on placement, rotation and transfer of employees and on financing-related and financial issues falling upon the jurisdiction of the Ministry of Labour, Social Security and Welfare. - Text in Greek

    Adoption: 2014-10-31 | Date of entry into force: 2014-10-31 | GRC-2014-L-100585

    CHAPTER D: OTHER PROVISIONS
    Article 20 sets an exclusive time-period for the conclusion of emergency personnel contracts.
    Article 21 amends subparagraph Z2, paragraph Z of Law N 4093/2013 concerning the lifting of the suspension regime.
    Paragraphs 1 and 2 of article 22 amend article 90 of Law N 4172/2013 concerning the creation or abolishment of positions as well as the rotation in the suspension regime. Paragraph 3 amends case 4 of subparagraph Z1, paragraph Z of article 1 of Law N 4093/2012, as amended by paragraph 2 of article 91 of Law N 4172/2013 and supplemented by paragraph 7 of article 54 of Law N 4178/2013 and article 12 of Law N 4210/2013, and amended by paragraph 1 of article 44 of Law N 4238/2014, concerning the creation of positions, the transfer, positioning and placement rotation, the skills required for appointment, as well as the vacancies filling procedure conducted by order of priority by the Supreme Council for Civil Personnel Selection (ASEP). Paragraph 5 amends paragraph 2 of article 48 of Law N 4262/2014 regarding the positioning and transfer of employees being under suspension regime and participating in mobility processes.
    Article 24 regulates the recognition of previous service of the Citizens' Service Centres (KEP) employees.
    Article 26 amends paragraph 1 of article 51 and paragraph 1 of article 53 of the Code of Conduct of Public Administrative Employees (Law N 3528/2007), as well as paragraph 1 of article 58 and paragraph 1 of article 60 of the Code of Conduct of Municipal and Community Employees (Law N 3584/2007), concerning the granting of parental leaves for the purposes of hospitalization and breeding of minor children.
    Article 29 supplements the Code of Conduct of Public Administrative Employees (Law N 3528/2007) and the Code of Conduct of Municipal and Community Employees (Law N 3584/2007) with a new special disciplinary offense.
    Article 30 amends case d, paragraph 2, article 54 of Law N 4178/2013 concerning the determination of required skills and certificates for the filling of vacancies of organic units as well as the competences and duties attached to those units.
    Paragraph 1 of article 33 abolishes the positions in personam, by prohibiting the appointment or recruitment of permanent personnel or under private-law open-ended labor contracts personnel in public services, public entities and Local Authorities (OTA) when there is no vacancy in organic positions. Paragraph 2 allows exceptions.
    Article 52 regulates the Special Contribution of Solidarity to natural persons defined in article 29 of Law N 3986/2011.
    Article 54 introduces provisions falling upon the jurisdiction of the Ministry of Labor, Social Security and Welfare, regarding the settlement of debts owed to the Social Security Agencies.
    Article 55 introduces further provisions of the Ministry of Labor, Social Security and Welfare, adjusting financial issues; supplements case 1, subparagraph IA2, paragraph IA of article 1 of Law N 4254/2014, regarding the payment procedure of subsidies, restitutions, subventions and loan granting of several agencies, and regulates the cross-checking method conducted by the E-Governance in Social Security (HDIKA AE).
    Article 59 regulates the appointment in permanent personnel vacant organic positions and in positions in personam of the National Centre of Social Solidarity.
    Article 60 abolishes the positions in personam and defines the placement of employees in vacant organic positions, in case of parallel coverage of both aforementioned services.

  36. Greece - - Law, Act

    Law N 4287/2014 ratifying the Agreement for the Establishment of the International Anti-Corruption Academy as an International Organization. - Text in Greek

    Adoption: 2014-09-24 | Date of entry into force: 2014-09-24 | GRC-2014-L-100565

    The Law ratifies the Agreement for the Establishment of the International Anti-Corruption Academy as an International Organization, adopted on 2 September 2010 in Vienna.

  37. Greece - - Law, Act

    Law N 4283/2014 on the establishment and function of the Council of National Policy for Education and other provisions. - Text in Greek

    Adoption: 2014-09-10 | Date of entry into force: 2014-09-10 | GRC-2014-L-100582

    Article 1: Council of National Policy for Education (SEPOP)
    Article 2: Mission of SEPOP
    Article 3: Organization and Function
    Article 4: Further granting of status credits to permanent teaching personnel serving in detached school units
    Article 5: Further granting of status credits to associate teaching personnel serving in detached school units
    Article 12: Adjustment of issues related to vocational training and education (by amending Laws N 4186/2013 and 3879/2010).
    Article 16: Expiry of term of Directors and Deputy Directors of Vocational Schools (EPAS) (by amending Law N 4186/2013)

    Article 20 regulates the appointment in permanent personnel vacant organic positions and in positions in personam of the National Centre of Social Solidarity, as well as the covering of the expenses of the Ministry of Labor, Social Security and Welfare.

  38. Greece - - Law, Act

    Law N 4281/2014 on measures for the support and development of the Greek Economy, on organizational issues of the Ministries of Finance and Labour, Social Security and Welfare and other provisions. - Text in Greek

    Adoption: 2014-08-08 | Date of entry into force: 2014-08-08 | Date of partial entry into force: 2015-01-01 | GRC-2014-L-100579

    Article 220 of Part IV on provisions falling under the jurisdiction of the Ministry of Labor, Social Security and Welfare, regulates issues of the Ministries of Finance, National Defense, Public Order and Citizen Protection, Shipping and Aegean Sea and Labor, Social Security and Welfare. Paragraph 1 stipulates that from 1 January 2015, the sectors of the Ancillary Insurance Branch of the Ancillary Insurance and Welfare Fund for the Security Forces Personnel (TEAPASA), as well as the Ancillary Insurance Fund for the Merchant Marine Institutes Personnel (TEAPIEN), are mandatorily incorporated in the Unified Fund of Ancillary Insurance (ETEA). Paragraphs 2-6 of the same article adjust issues of financial and administrative nature related to the sectors and branches of ancillary insurance and welfare.

  39. Greece - - Law, Act

    Law N 4275/2014 introducing amendments to the provisions of the Code of Conduct for Public Administrative Employees (Law N 3528/2007), regulating the selection of Heads of organic units and other provisions. - Text in Greek

    Adoption: 2014-07-15 | Date of entry into force: 2014-07-15 | GRC-2014-L-100580

    Article 1 amends the following articles of the Code of Conduct for Public Administrative Employees (Law N 3528/2007):
    - 84, concerning the Heads of organic units, the conditions of selection and the ineligibility for candidacy, participation and placement;
    - 85, concerning the stages of selection;
    - 86, concerning the procedure of selection of Heads of organic units.

    Article 2 amends the following articles of the Code of Conduct for Public Administrative Employees:
    - 157, concerning the Special Council of Selection of Heads (EISEP) and the Council of Interviews of Heads;
    - 158, concerning the Central Special Council of Selection of Heads (KEISEP) and the Central Council of Interviews of Heads;
    - 160, concerning the Council of Official Status of Heads of General Directorates;
    - 161, concerning the gender representation
    - 162, concerning the function of the Councils.

    Article 3 amends article 159 of the Code of Conduct for Public Administrative Employees, concerning the Ministerial Boards.

    Article 4 introduces special provisions with regard to duty time, service or term of specific categories of persons.

    Article 5 introduces transitional provisions.

    Article 6 introduces final and repealed provisions. Paragraph 1 sets the entry into force of the amended articles 84, 85, 86, 157, 158 and 159. Paragraph 2 repeals articles 10 and 11 of Law N 4024/2011 and paragraphs 1 to 6 of article 9 of Law N 4057/2012.

    Article 7 lists the amended provisions, which are the following: paragraph 7 of article 1 of Presidential Decree N 57/2007; paragraph 3 of article 16 of Law N 3613/2007; case d of paragraph 2 of article 54 of Law N 4178/2013; paragraph 8 of article 7 of Presidential Decree N 318/1992, as amended by article 20 of Law N 4250/2014; article 24 of Presidential Decree N 318/1992, as amended by article 30 of Law N 4250/2014.

    Article 8, paragraph 1 repeals phrases b' and c' of paragraph 13, of article 17 of Law N 2190/1994. Paragraph 2 amends paragraph 21 of article 9 of Law N 4057/2012, concerning the Supreme Council for Civil Personnel Selection (ASEP). Paragraph 4 amends paragraph 2 of article 68 of Law N 4002/2011 concerning the compulsory transfer of personnel and the redeployment and positioning of employees.

    Article 12 regulates issues relating to clerical personnel by amending paragraph 3 of article 5 of Law N 2303/1995.

    Article 15 amends the 10th phrase of paragraph 4 of article 6 of Law N 4024/2011, concerning the seniority and stipendiary integration of employees having previous service at the Public Sector of Member States of the EU.

    Article 18 sets the date of entry into force of the Law.

  40. Greece - - Law, Act

    Law N 4267/2014 on combating the sexual abuse and sexual exploitation of children and child pornography and other provisions. - Text in Greek

    Adoption: 2014-06-12 | Date of entry into force: 2014-06-12 | GRC-2014-L-100577

    The present Law is promulgated for the purposes of transposing European Parliament and Council Directive 2011/93/EU of 13 December 2011, on combating the sexual abuse and sexual exploitation of children and child pornography, and replacing Council Framework Decision 2004/68/JHA.
    In this regard, it introduces the necessary amendments to the Penal Code, the Criminal Procedure Code, as well as Laws N 3625/2007, 2225/1994, 3064/2002, 3811/2009, 3226/2004, 4194/2013, 2721/1999 and 1756/1988 and the Presidential Decree N 233/2003.

    Article 1: Article 1 of the Directive
    Article 2: Article 17, paragraph 3 of the Directive
    Article 3: Article 17, paragraphs 1, 2 and 4 of the Directive
    Article 4: Article 10, paragraph 1 of the Directive
    Article 5: Article 15, paragraph 2 of the Directive
    Article 6: Article 14 of the Directive
    Article 7: Article 3, paragraphs 2 and 3 of the Directive
    Article 8: Articles 2, 5, paragraph 3, and 9 of the Directive
    Article 9: Article 6, paragraph 1 of the Directive
    Article 10: Article 4, paragraphs 1, 2, 3, and 4 of the Directive
    Article 11: Articles 12 and 13 of the Directive
    Article 12: Article 14 of the Directive
    Article 13: Article 20 of the Directive
    Article 14: Article 15, paragraphs 3 and 4 of the Directive
    Article 15: Article 15, paragraphs 3 and 4 of the Directive
    Article 16: Articles 18 and 19 of the Directive
    Article 17: Article 20 of the Directive
    Article 18: Article 25 of the Directive
    Article 19 amends the Criminal Procedure Code, the Penal Code and Laws N 4194/2013 and 2721/1999, and repeals paragraph 8, article 17B of Law N 1756/1988
    Article 21: Date of entry into force

  41. Greece - - Law, Act

    Law N 4263/2014 on the Medium-term Fiscal Strategy 2015-2018. - Text in Greek

    Adoption: 2014-05-14 | Date of entry into force: 2014-05-14 | GRC-2014-L-100578

    The Law approves, in its article 1, the Medium-term Fiscal Strategy 2015-2018 and then provides the respective Appendix.

  42. Greece - - Law, Act

    Law N 4254/2014 on measures for the support and development of the Greek Economy and other provisions. - Text in Greek

    Adoption: 2014-04-07 | Date of entry into force: 2014-04-07 | GRC-2014-L-100568

    Paragraph A of article 1 of Chapter A, on measures for the support and development of the Greek Economy, regulates the distribution of part of the primary surplus of the General Government.
    Subparagraph A1 regulates the distribution of the social dividend; subparagraph A2 provides for action on housing, feeding and social welfare to homeless persons; subparagraph A3 settles the sickness benefits in kind and subparagraph A4 adjusts the granting of an one-off financial bolstering to uniformed men.

    Paragraph 9 of same article introduces provisions falling under the jurisdiction of the Ministry of Administrative Reform and E-Governance.
    Subparagraph 9.1 regulates the suspension, extension, consequences, damages and benefits of the Manpower Employment Organization (OAED); subparagraph 9.2 introduces an obligation for stock-taking and emoluments payment; subparagraph 9.3 settles the suspension with regard to the repealed sectors of Law N 4172/2013 and subparagraph 9.4 regulates the issue of non acceptance of placement.

    Paragraph I of same article introduces provisions falling upon the jurisdiction of the Ministry of Health.
    Subparagraph I3 introduces amendments to article 100 of Law N 4172/2013 concerning the Greek National Health Service (EOPYY); subparagraph I4 amends the provisions of Law N 3918/2011 regarding the contracts and fees of doctors contracted with the Greek National Health Service (EOPYY) and subparagraph I5 amends Law N 4238/2014 on the retroactive transfer of doctors under suspension.

    Paragraph IA of same article introduces provisions falling upon the jurisdiction of the Ministry of Labor, Social Security and Welfare.
    Subparagraph IA1 adopts adjustments concerning the Self-Employed Workers Insurance Organization (OAEE); subparagraph IA2 regulates the reinforcement of the collection mechanisms of the Social Insurance Agencies; subparagraph IA3 settles the decrease of the employers costs and the enhancement of the economys competitiveness; subparagraph IA4 provides for the temporary work agencies; subparagraph IA5 regulates the simplification of procedures and the decrease of red tape; subparagraph IA6 regulates the simplification of procedures related to the maintaining of records with regard to occupational security and occupational health-related issues; subparagraph IA7 adopts extraordinary and emergency measures assisting long-term unemployed persons and facilitating their integration in the labor market; subparagraph IA8 restructures the Insurance Agencies; subparagraph IA9 regulates the valorization of human resources.

    Paragraph IST of same article introduces provisions falling upon the jurisdiction of the Ministry of Shipping and Aegean Sea.
    Subparagraph IST 3 adjusts issues related to collective bargaining in the shipping-related professions.

    Subparagraph IZ1 of paragraph IZ of same article introduces adjustments concerning the accession of hospital doctors into a full-time and exclusive employment regime and subparagraph IZ2 regulates the suspension and mobility of employees.

  43. Greece - - Law, Act

    Law N 4251/2014 enacting the Code of Immigration and Social Integration, and other provisions. - Text in Greek

    Adoption: 2014-04-01 | Date of entry into force: 2014-06-01 | Date of partial entry into force: 2014-03-13 | Date of partial entry into force: 2014-04-01 | GRC-2014-L-100567

    PART I: TRANSIT OF PERSONS THROUGH BORDERS AND RESIDENCE OF THIRD-COUNTRY NATIONALS ON GREEK TERRITORY
    CHAPTER A: General Provisions
    CHAPTER B: Entry and Exit Process
    CHAPTER C: Right of Residence and Administrative Formalities
    CHAPTER D: Residence for the purposes of Employment and Pursuit of Professional Activity
    CHAPTER E: Granting and Renewal of Residence Permit for Humanitarian or other Purposes
    CHAPTER ST: Rights and Obligations of and Sanctions to Third-Country Nationals
    CHAPTER Z: Refusal - Rescission of Residence Permit and Administrative Guarantees
    CHAPTER H: Obligations of Services, Public Officials and Private Persons

    PART II: RESIDENCE PERMITS GRANTED WITHIN THE FRAMEWORK OF THE EUROPEAN UNION LAW AND OTHER IMPLEMENTING PROVISIONS
    SECTION 1: ADMISSION OF THIRD-COUNTRY NATIONALS FOR THE PURPOSES OF STUDIES OR VOLUNTARY SERVICE AND OTHER PROVISIONS PURSUANT TO THE DIRECTIVE 2004/114/EC
    CHAPTER A: General Provisions
    CHAPTER B: Other Provisions
    SECTION 2: ADMISSION OF THIRD-COUNTRY NATIONALS WHO ARE VICTIMS OF TRAFFICKING IN HUMAN BEINGS OR WHO HAVE BEEN THE SUBJECT OF AN ACTION TO FACILITATE ILLEGAL IMMIGRATION, PURSUANT TO THE DIRECTIVE 2004/81/EC
    SECTION 3: SPECIFIC PROCEDURE FOR ADMITTING THIRD-COUNTRY NATIONALS FOR THE PURPOSES OF SCIENTIFIC RESEARCH PURSUANT TO THE DIRECTIVE 2005/71/EC
    CHAPTER A: General Provisions
    SECTION 4: ADMISSION OF THIRD-COUNTRY NATIONALS FOR THE PURPOSES OF FAMILY REUNIFICATION PURSUANT TO THE COUNCIL DIRECTIVE 2003/86/EC OF 22 SEPTEMBER 2003
    CHAPTER A: General Provisions
    CHAPTER B: Other Provisions
    SECTION 5: STATUS OF THIRD-COUNTRY NATIONALS WHO ARE LONG-TERM RESIDENTS PURSUANT TO THE DIRECTIVE 2003/109/EC OF 25 NOVEMBER 2003 AND HARMONISATION OF THE GREEK LEGISLATION WITH THE PROVISIONS OF THE EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT AND COUNCIL DIRECTIVE 2011/51/EU OF 11 MAY 2011 AMENDING COUNCIL DIRECTIVE 2003/109/EC TO EXTEND ITS SCOPE TO BENEFICIARIES OF INTERNATIONAL PROTECTION
    CHAPTER A: General Provisions
    CHAPTER B: Other Provisions
    SECTION 6: ADMISSION OF THIRD-COUNTRY NATIONALS FOR THE PURPOSES OF HIGHLY QUALIFIED EMPLOYMENT PURSUANT TO THE DIRECTIVE 2009/50/EC
    CHAPTER A: General Provisions
    CHAPTER B: Other Provisions

    PART III: SOCIAL INTEGRATION - ADJUSTMENTS OF ORGANIZATIONAL NATURE - TRANSITIONAL AND OTHER PROVISIONS
    CHAPTER A: Social Integration
    CHAPTER B: Adjustments of Organizational Nature
    CHAPTER C: Transitional Provisions

  44. Greece - - Law, Act

    Law N 4238/2014 on the National Primary Health Care Network (PEDY), on the change of scope of the Greek National Health Service (EOPYY) and other provisions. - Text in Greek

    Adoption: 2014-02-17 | Date of entry into force: 2014-02-17 | GRC-2014-L-100566

    CHAPTER I: PRIMARY HEALTH CARE
    CHAPTER II: ADJUSTMENTS RELATING TO THE NEW SCOPE OF THE GREEK NATIONAL HEALTH SERVICE (EOPYY)
    CHAPTER III: ADJUSTMENTS RELATING TO THE SUSPENSION AND MOBILITY OF THE EMPLOYEES OF THE GREEK NATIONAL HEALTH SERVICE (EOPYY), FINANCIAL AND PERSONNEL-RELATED ISSUES
    CHAPTER IV: OTHER PROVISIONS ON PRIMARY HEALTH CARE

  45. Greece - - Law, Act

    Law N 4228/2014 ratifying the Optional Protocol to the Convention against Torture and other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment. - Text in Greek

    Adoption: 2014-01-10 | Date of entry into force: 2014-01-10 | GRC-2014-L-100564

    The Law ratifies the Optional Protocol to the Convention against Torture and other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment, adopted on 18 December 2002 at the fifty-seventh session of the General Assembly of the United Nations by resolution A/RES/57/199 and entered into force on 22 June 2006, and it provides for the full text in English and its official translation in Greek.

  46. Greece - - Law, Act

    Law N 4225/2014 on the upgrading and improvement of collection mechanisms of the Insurance Agencies, on fines for non-insured and non-declared employment and other provisions falling upon the jurisdiction of the Ministry of Labour, Social Security and Welfare. - Text in Greek

    Adoption: 2014-01-07 | Date of entry into force: 2014-01-07 | GRC-2014-L-100563

    Article 1: Integrating the insurance contributions for the benefit of the Unified Fund of Ancillary Insurance (ETEA), of the 12 sectors of the Private Sector Welfare Fund (TAPIT) and of the sectors as well as the insurance branch of the Hellenic Public Power Corporation personnel of the Insurance Fund for Bank and Public Utility Service Employees (TAYTEKW) into the Analytical Periodical Declaration (APD) of the Social Insurance Institute (IKA-ETAM).
    Article 2: Imposing fines for not registering into the Analytical Periodical Declaration (APD) employees declared under the Information System "Ergane".
    Article 3: Reinforcing the inspection mechanism for declared and rendered contributions.
    Article 4: Adjustment of issues relating to the "successive" ancillary insurance under Public State Ancillary Insurance Agencies and agencies of article 2, para 4 of Law N 2084/1992 and professional compulsory insurance Funds of Law N 4052/2012.
    Article 5: Unification of the contribution percentages and the insurable emoluments to the Unified Fund of Ancillary Insurance (ETEA).
    Article 6: Extension of the labor ticket coverage to persons exclusively employed during sports competitions.
    Article 7: Provisions related to the Insurance Fund for Bank and Public Utility Service Employees (TAYTEKW).
    Article 8: Provisions related to the General Secretariat of Welfare.
    Article 9: Other provisions related to the General Secretariat of Social Insurance.
    Article 10: E-cross-checking of welfare benefits.
    Article 11: Granting of the Social Security Number (AMKA) by the E-Governance of Social Security (HDIKA AE) together with the submission of the application for granting birth certificates.
    Article 12 replaces the amount of 5.000 euros with that of 10.000 euros in the following provisions: 1st phrase and element (aa') and 1st phrase of element (b') of case 2, subparagraph IA1, paragraph IA, article 1 of Law N 4152/2013; repeals element (b') of case 1, subparagraph IA2, paragraph IA of the same Law; amends last phrase of element (cc') and last phrase of sub-element (bb') of element (b'), of case 2, subparagraph IA2, paragraph IA of the same Law; supplements the 1st phrase of paragraph 4, article 9 of Law N 4109/2013 with the phrase "by three-month service".
    Article 13 exempts specific categories of officials from the suspension of exercise of duties as professors, following paragraph 4 of article 24 of Law N 4009/2011.
    Article 14 regulates the notification of Acts of Acknowledgment of Indebtedness issued by the Social Insurance Institute (IKA-ETAM) and amends paragraph 1, article 80 of Law N 4144/2013 concerning the Special Register of Amendments on Working Hour-plan and Overtime.
    Article 15 orders the retroactive publication in the Official Journal of decisions on transfer and ranking of personnel under private law open-ended labor contracts.
    Article 16 sets the date of entry into force of the Law.

  47. Greece - - Law, Act

    Law N 4218/2013 on Social Security and Education issues. - Text in Greek

    Adoption: 2013-12-10 | Date of entry into force: 2013-08-09 | GRC-2013-L-100476

    Article 4 supplements paragraph 14 of article 26 of Law N 4075/2012, by adding new cases:
    - 7, on the insured persons participating in programs of voluntary termination of public positions which provide for the covering of contributions of optional insurance;
    - 8, on the calculation of the aforementioned insurance contributions;
    - 9, on the faculty of insured persons subject to optional insurance to establish the right to retirement;
    - 10, on the possibility of the Minister of Labor, Social Security and Welfare to proceed to further relative adjustments.

    Article 6 regulates issues falling under the Ministry of Education and Religion.
    - Paragraph 3 adjusts matters of Private Education.
    - Paragraph 4 settles the case of students of Higher Education Institutions being public functionaries or employees on retainer, employees of the Public Sector, permanent servants of the Armed Forces or the Security Corps, employees of the Local Authorities (OTA) or other public entities, or eligible organs of the Local Authorities (OTA), as well as the transfer of their student placement.
    - Paragraph 7 regulates issues of transfer of entry placements to Higher Education Institutions, by amending Law N 4186/2013 on the restructuring of the Secondary Education and other provisions.
    - Paragraph 11 frames the Certification of Professional Qualifications of the Private Security Personnel.

  48. Greece - - Law, Act

    Law N 4216/2013 ratifying the Council of Europe Convention on Action Against Trafficking in Human Beings. - Text in Greek

    Adoption: 2013-12-10 | Date of entry into force: 2013-12-10 | GRC-2013-L-100548

    The present Law ratifies the Convention of the Council of Europe on Action Against Trafficking in Human Beings, signed in Warsaw on 16th May 2005, and provides for its full text in English and its official translation in Greek.

  49. Greece - - Law, Act

    Law N 4213/2013 transposing Directive 2011/24/EU on the application of patients' rights in cross-border healthcare and other provisions. - Text in Greek

    Adoption: 2013-12-09 | Date of entry into force: 2013-12-09 | GRC-2013-L-100524

    The present Law is promulgated for the purposes of harmonising national legislation with the European Parliament and Council Directive 2011/24/EU of 9 March 2011 on the application of patients' rights in cross-border healthcare.

    CHAPTER 1: GENERAL PROVISIONS
    Article 1: Subject matter and purpose (article 1 of Directive)
    Article 2: Scope of application (article 2 of Directive)
    Article 3: Definitions (article 3 of Directive)

    CHAPTER 2: RESPONSIBILITIES OF MEMBER STATES WITH REGARD TO CROSS-BORDER HEALTH CARE
    Article 4: Responsibilities of the Member State of treatment (article 4 of Directive)
    Article 5: Responsibilities of the Member State of affiliation (article 5 of Directive)
    Article 6: National Point of Contact for cross-border health care (article 6 of Directive)

    CHAPTER 3: REIMBURSEMENT OF COSTS FOR CROSS-BORDER HEATH CARE
    Article 7: General Principles for reimbursement of costs (article 7 of Directive)
    Article 8: Health care that maybe subject to prior authorization (article 8 of Directive)
    Article 9: Administrative procedures regarding cross-border health care (article 9 of Directive)

    CHAPTER 4: COOPERATION IN HEALTH CARE
    Article 10: Recognition of prescriptions issued in another Member State (article 11 of Directive 2011/24/EU and Implementing Directive 2012/52/EU)
    Article 11: European reference networks (article 12 of Directive 2011/24/EU)
    Article 12: Rare diseases (article 13 of Directive)
    Article 13: e-Health (article 14 of Directive)
    Article 14: Cooperation on health technology assessment (article 15 of Directive)

    Articles 15-29: Other provisions
    Article 30: Entry into force

  50. Greece - - Law, Act

    Law N 4210/2013 introducing adjustments falling under the jurisdiction of the Ministry of E-Governance, amending Law N 3528/2007 ratifying the Code of Conduct for Public Administrative Employees and other provisions. - Text in Greek

    Adoption: 2013-11-21 | Date of entry into force: 2013-11-21 | Date of partial entry into force: 2013-08-08 | GRC-2013-L-100526

    Article 1 repeals para 6 of article 50 of the Code of Conduct of Public Administrative Employees (Law N 3528/2007), concerning the digital license. Articles 2 and 3 amend article 55 and para 3 of article 56 of Law N 3528/2007 and article 62 of Law N 3584/2007, regarding the convalescence leave. Article 4 amends para 14 of article 9 of Law N 4057/2012 concerning the educational leaves of employees. Article 5 amends para 2 of article 60 of Law N 3528/2007 and para 2 of article 67 of Law N 3584/2007 on examination leaves. Article 6 amends para 2 of article 53 of Law N 3528/2007 and para 2 of article 60 of Law N 3584/2007 regarding the parental leaves in the Public Sector. Article 7 amends para 2 of article 7 and repeals case b, para 1 of article 165 of Law N 3528/2007 concerning the simplification of the appointment process for the health certification of the public employees under appointment. Article 8 amends articles 15, 17 and 18 of Law N 2190/1994 concerning issues falling under the jurisdiction of the Supreme Council for Civil Personnel Selection (ASEP). Article 9 amends para 2 of article 10 of Law N 3329/2005, as amended by para 5 of article 6 of Law N 4052/2012, regarding the participation of ASEP in the process of classification and selection of auxiliary personnel in hospitals and Units of Social Welfare and Social Solidarity. Article 10 expands the deadlines set in para 4 of article 35 of Law N 4024/2011 until 31/12/2014. Article 11 amends articles 80, 81 82 and 93 of Law N 4172/2013 regarding the status of employees of private-law unlimited-term contracts. Article 12 amends the 8th phrase of case 4, subpara Z1, para Z of article 1 of Law N 4093/2012, as amended by para 2 of article 91 of Law N 4172/2013 concerning the positioning by priority of employees with extended families. Article 15 amends para 1 of article 104 of Law N 3528/2007, and para 1 of article 108 of Law N 3584/2007, as both amended by case 2, subpara Z3, para Z of article 1 of Law N 4093/2012, regarding the facultative holiday. Article 16 amends 6th phrase of subpara Z3, para Z of article 1 of Law N 4093/2012, as well as para 3, article 103 of Law N 3528/2007 and para 4, article 107 of Law N 3584/2007, as both amended by case c, subpara Z3, para Z of article 1 of Law N 4093/2012, concerning the suspension of holiday. Articles 17-19 amend Law N 3528/2007 on issues of disciplinary and penal nature. Article 20 regulates the appointment and filling of vacancies at the entities of the Ministry of Labor and Social Insurance by persons succeeded in contests proclaimed by ASEP. Article 21 regulates issues of the employees of the Citizen Service Centres (KEP). Article 22 adjusts the placement to Local Authorities (OTA) of appointed employees falling upon the categories of Secondary Education and Compulsory Education, as set by Law N 2643/1998. Article 23 amends Law N 3861/2010, as amended by Law N 4057/2012. Article 24 amends 3rd phrase of para 4 of article 6 of Law N 2527/1997 on the employment of litterateurs, artists and journalists. Article 25 repeals the following provisions: para 7, article 5 of Law N 1943/1991 as amended by para 1, article 7 of Law N 3242/2004; para 8, article 5 of Law N 1943/1991 as amended by para 2a, article 2 of Law N 2690/1999; para 2, article 7 of Law N 3242/2004 as amended by para 5, article 11 of Law N 3230/2004; paras 9 and 10, article 5 of Law N 1943/1991; para 12, article 5 of Law N 1943/1991 as amended by para 3, article 7 of Law N 3242/2004; para 13, article 5 of Law N 1943/1991 as amended by para 2b, article 2 of Law N 2690/1999 and para 6, article 11 of Law N 3230/2004; para 4, article 7 of Law N 3242/2004. Articles 26 and 28 amend articles 38 of Law N 4115/2013 and 34 of Law N 2725/1999 concerning the entry of distinguished athletes to Higher Educational Institutions and their appointment to public entities.

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