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  1. Greece - Social security (general standards) - 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 (A’85)
    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 Seamen’s 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 - Social security (general standards) - 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).

  3. Greece - Social security (general standards) - 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 (A’85), 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.

  4. Greece - Social security (general standards) - 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 (A’228), 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).

  5. Greece - Social security (general standards) - 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 day’s 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.

  6. Greece - Social security (general standards) - 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.

  7. Greece - Social security (general standards) - 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 N°4272/2014 on the extension of service term for the Health Service Providers servants. Paras 2 and 3 amend Laws N°4320/2015 and 3580/2007 respectively, on the extension of service term for the Health Service Providers auxiliary personnel. Para 5 amends Law N°3599/2007 on the transfer of the Health Service Providers personnel. Para 6 amends Law N°3205/2003 on the on-call time in hospitals. Para 7 amends Law N°4316/2014 on the resources financing the on-call time, overtime, rest period and night work of the above personnel. Para 9 amends Law N°4286/2014 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 N°1566/1985 on the unpaid leave. Para 2 amends Law N°3848/2010, 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 N°3848/2010 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 N°4342/2015. 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 N°3848/2010. Para 2 regulates the service time of the temporary associate teaching personnel and repeals any contrasting provision. Para 3 amends Law N°3027/2002 on the measuring of the previous working experience of the hourly-paid teachers. Starting from the academic year 2016-2017, para 4 amends Law N°3966/2011 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 N°3528/2007 to the temporary associate teaching personnel. Para 6 regulates the vocational training leave of the above personnel. Art.39 supplements Law N°817/1978 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 N°4186/2013. Art.46 regulates issues related to the selection and placement of primary and secondary education Directors, by amending Law N°3848/2010 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 N°4277/2014 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

  8. Greece - Social security (general standards) - 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.

  9. Greece - Social security (general standards) - 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.

  10. Greece - Social security (general standards) - 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.

  11. Greece - Social security (general standards) - 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.

  12. Greece - Social security (general standards) - 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 N°1902/1990 on the insurance coverage eligibility of the disabled persons and abolition of art. 9 of Law N°3863/2010; 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. N°356/1974 (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 N°2190/1994; 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 N°1264/1982 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. N°674/1979; 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 N°4262/2014 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.

  13. Greece - Social security (general standards) - 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.

  14. Greece - Social security (general standards) - 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.

  15. Greece - Social security (general standards) - 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 economy¿s 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.

  16. Greece - Social security (general standards) - 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

  17. Greece - Social security (general standards) - 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.

  18. Greece - Social security (general standards) - 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.

  19. Greece - Social security (general standards) - 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

  20. Greece - Social security (general standards) - Law, Act

    Law N° 4162/2013 providing for the Foundation of a National Account of Social Solidarity between Generations. - Text in Greek

    Adoption: 2013-06-21 | Date of entry into force: 2013-06-21 | GRC-2013-L-100401

    The present Law establishes within the "Insurance Fund for Solidarity between Generations" (AKAGE), a special account named "National Account of Social Solidarity between Generations" (ELKAG), for the purposes of creating reserve for financing the Social Security Agencies' (FKA) pension sectors, as well as of securing pensions for future generations.

    Article 1: Establishment - Purpose
    Article 2: Resources
    Article 3: Financial Administration
    Article 4: Operational Issues
    Article 5: Transparency - Inspection
    Article 6: Ethics Advisory Council
    Article 7: Entry into force

  21. Greece - Social security (general standards) - Law, Act

    Law N° 4152/2013 enacting emergency measures for the application of Laws N° 3919/2011, 4093/2012 and 4127/2013. - Text in Greek

    Adoption: 2013-05-09 | Date of entry into force: 2013-05-09 | GRC-2013-L-100449

    Article 1, paragraph E' enacts provisions for the purposes of implementing Law N° 3919/2011 on the Principle of employment freedom and the prohibition of unjustified limitations in the access to and exercise of employment.
    - Subparagraph E1 supplements article 1 of Law N° 3919/2011, by adding new paragraphs 3 and 4, which determine the scope of application of the provisions of Chapter A' of the aforementioned Law, with regard to the access to and the exercise of employment.
    - Subparagraph E2 amends 1st phrase of paragraph 4 of article 2 of Law 3919/2011, regarding the procedure of introducing derogations in relation to fixed professions.
    - Subparagraph E3 amends article 3 of the Law by adding new paragraph 3 concerning an exception from the scope of application of the same article.
    - Subparagraph E4 amends article 9 of the Law by: repealing 2nd phrase of paragraph 2; by defining that the time period of 4 months, as set in paragraph 1 of article 3, starts from the date of entry into force of the present Law; and by adding new paragraph 4 concerning the obligation of the competent Ministries to codify in comprehensive legislation, within 6 months starting from the date of entry into force of the present provision, repealed law provisions, acts and decrees.
    - Subparagraph E5 regulates the powers of the Ministry of Finance.
    - Subparagraph E6 introduces an obligation to publicity engaging professional unions, organisations and vocational chambers.
    - Subparagraph E7 adjusts the professional activities falling upon the jurisdiction of the Ministry of Education and Religion, Culture and Sports.
    - Subparagraph E8 adjusts the professional activities falling upon the jurisdiction of the Ministry of Environment, Energy and Climate Change.
    - Subparagraph E9 adjusts the professional activities falling upon the jurisdiction of the Ministry of Labor, Social Security and Welfare.
    - Subparagraphs E10, E11 and E12 adjust the professional activities falling upon the jurisdiction of the Ministry of Rural Development and Food.
    - Subparagraph E13 adjusts the professional activities falling upon the jurisdiction of the Headquarters of the Port Corps and the Hellenic Coast Guard.
    - Subparagraph E14 adjusts the professional activities falling upon the jurisdiction of the Hellenic Police.
    - Subparagraph E15 adjusts the professional activities falling upon the jurisdiction of the Ministry of Tourism.

    Article 1, paragraph IA' enacts provisions falling under the jurisdiction of the Ministry of Labor, Social Security and Welfare.
    - Subparagraph IA1 introduces a permanent settlement of the contributions due to Social Security Agencies.
    - Subparagraph IA2 introduces a "new outset" settlement of the contributions due to Social Security Agencies.
    - Subparagraph IA3 sets the information system "Ergane".
    - Subparagraph IA4 regulates the insurance regime of Deputy-governors of Insurance Organisations.

    Article 1, paragraph ID', subparagraph ID1, case 1 provides for measures tackling and intercepting unemployment. Case 3 regulates the mission and function of the Supreme Council for Civil Personnel Selection (ASEP), regarding the appointment and employment of listed unemployed persons. Case 4 settles the dismissal of the aforementioned persons. Case 5 adjusts their emoluments. Case 6 provides for their social security regime. Case 7 provides for the occupational safety and health measures to be taken by companies and enterprises employing them. Case 8 sets the possibility of reduction in the employers' contributions due by such companies and enterprises to the Social Security Funds.

  22. Greece - Social security (general standards) - Law, Act

    Law N° 4151/2013 introducing adjustments for the amendment and improvement of the retirement, financial, administrative and other provisions of the Ministry of Finance. - Text in Greek

    Adoption: 2013-04-29 | Date of entry into force: 2013-04-29 | Date of partial entry into force: 2004-05-01 | GRC-2013-L-100436

    CHAPTER A': REVISION OF THE RETIREMENT LEGISLATION OF THE STATE
    Article 1 amends the Presidential Decree N° 167/2009 by introducing new article 57A on the advance payment of pensions.
    Article 3 amends article 5, paragraph 4 and article 31, paragraph 5 of the Presidential Decree N° 169/2007, by setting the maximum amount of pensions for specific categories of persons, as well as article 11, paragraph 8, 1st phrase, regarding the pensionable time period. It also introduces amendments regarding, amongst other, the sickness and invalidity benefits; the deduction from pension in case of unjustified paid emoluments, pensions or benefits; the surrender of the right to pension in case of incarceration sentence and the maintenance of an inventory of Public Sector pensioners.
    Article 4 regulates other retirement matters amongst which:
    - the retirement age and the pensionable time period of real full service, by amending Law N° 2084/1992;
    - the calculation of the basic and complementary pension amounts, the pensionable time period, the term of service, the retirement age and the issue of pensioners employed after retirement, by amending Laws N° 2592/1998 and 3865/2010;
    - the issue of the deceased pensioners' descendants entitled to disability benefits, by amending Law N° 3075/2002;
    - the case of successive insurances and the calculation of the insurance contributions, by amending Law N° 4024/2011;
    - the war veterans benefit, by amending Law N° 4051/2012;
    - the rights of the unmarried daughters of pensioners, by amending Presidential Decree N° 169/2007;
    - the pensions of Parliament members and mayors, by amending Law N° 4093/2012;
    - the conditions for granting the Allowance of Social Solidarity between Pensioners (EKAS) to the pensioners of the Public Sector;
    - the exemption from reduction in benefits in case of war disability allowances and the experts reports of the Disability Assessment Centres (KEPA), by amending Laws N° 4093/2012 and 4111/2013;
    - the issue of return to service in case of error about the circumstances on the fulfilment of the retirement conditions;
    - the maintenance of the insurance and pension acquired rights and the respective contributions in case of transfer to recommissioned employee positions governed by public law relationship;
    - the pensions of persons falling upon special statements of emoluments;
    - the conditions for granting the pension defined in article 1, paragraph 4 of Law N° 3075/2002 as amended by article 2 of Law N° 3620/2007, as well as the calculation of such pension, and the transfer of the right to such pension in case of decease of the beneficiary;
    - the pensions granted to litterateurs and artists, pursuant to Law N° 3075/2002;
    - the date of payment of pensions;
    - the method of contributions payment for both employers and employees;
    - the insurance and pension scheme governing the employees of the New TT Hellenic Postbank SA;

    CHAPTER B': INACTIVE DEPOSIT ACCOUNTS

    CHAPTER C': ISSUES OF FINANCIAL CONTROL AND FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT
    Article 16 regulates the issue of expenses for restitution of: a) intendancies of doctors of specific hospitals and medical centres; and b) additional emoluments, work on rest days, night hours and employment overtime for the personnel, other than medical, of the same institutions.
    Article 23 amends article 167 of Law N° 4099/2012, concerning the employment contracts of the cleaning personnel of specific public buildings.
    Article 24 establishes a Committee for the drafting of a Code on Immigration and Social Integration.

    The following provisions have been repealed:
    - case 9', subparagraph B2, paragraph B, article 1 of Law N° 4093/2012;
    - subparagraph B6, paragraph B, article 1 of Law N° 4093/2012;
    - 2nd phrase, case 4', subparagraph B5, paragraph B, article 1 of Law N° 4093/2012, from 1st January 2013;
    - case 3', paragraph 5, article 1 of Law N° 3075/2002, as amended by article 2 of Law N° 3620/2007.

  23. Greece - Social security (general standards) - Law, Act

    Law N° 4147/2013 promulgating the Act of 31.12.2012 entitled "Adjustments of emergency issues falling under the jurisdiction of the Ministries of Internal Affairs, Labour, Social Security and Welfare, and Public Order and Citizen Protection, and of the General Secretariat of the Government and the Minister of Sovereign". - Text in Greek

    Adoption: 2013-04-26 | Date of entry into force: 2013-04-26 | GRC-2013-L-100415

    Article 2 of Chapter A' of Main Article 1 of the Act regulates issues of fixed-term employment contracts and undertaking agreements with the Local Authorities (OTA).
    Chapter B' of Main Article 1 arranges issues falling under the jurisdiction of the Ministry of Labor, Social Security and Welfare. In particular: Article 11 regulates the function duration of the Temporary Unified Governing Commission (PEDE); Article 12 adjusts the function of the Unified Auxiliary Insurance Fund (ETEA); Article 13 regulates issues related to the personnel of the Hellenic Public Power Corporation (DEH) commissioned to Insurance Funds; Article 14 settles the manning of the Mutual Funds of the Insurance Organisations (AEDAK); Article 15 adjusts the Allowance of Social Solidarity between Pensioners; Article 16 adjusts the Agreements between the E-governance in Social Insurance (HDIKA) and the Social Insurance Agencies (FKA) together with the Greek National Health Service Organisation (EOPYY); Article 17 regulates issues related to the employment of pensioners after retirement and article 18 settles organisational issues of the Ministry of Labor, Social Security and Welfare.

    Main Article 4 regulates issues of fixed-term employment contracts and undertaking agreements with the Local Authorities (OTA), under Common Ministerial Decisions as stipulated in paragraph 14 of article 12 of Law N° 4071/2012.

    Main Article 5 adjusts the duration of the no pay leave of Employees of Local Authorities (OTA).

    Main Article 11 introduces provisions amending the Immigration Law. Paragraph 1 replaces paragraph 10 of article 1 of Law N° 4018/2011, relating to the issuance procedure of residence permits granted to third-country nationals. Paragraph 2 repeals paragraph 12 of article 1 of Law N° 4018/2011. Paragraph 3 replaces 1st phrase of paragraph 3 of article 7 of Law N° 4018/2011, relating to the delegation of authorities regarding the acceptance of applications for issuance or renewal of residence permits. Paragraph 4 amends article 42 of Law 3907/2011, concerning the granting of residence permits for humanitarian purposes.

    Main Article 12 regulates the acceleration of the residence permits issuance procedure.

    Main Article 15 amends article 20 of Law N° 4024/2011, related to the overtime work within the Local Authorities of 1st degree.

  24. Greece - Social security (general standards) - Law, Act

    Law N° 4144/2013 tackling delinquency within the Social Security sector and the labor market and providing for other issues falling under the jurisdiction of the Ministry of Labour, Social Security and Welfare. - Text in Greek

    Adoption: 2013-04-18 | Date of entry into force: 2013-04-18 | Date of partial entry into force: 2013-07-01 | Date of partial entry into force: 2013-04-28 | Date of partial entry into force: 2013-01-01 | GRC-2013-L-100435

    PART I: TACLKLING DELINQUENCY WITHIN THE SOCIAL SECURITY SECTOR
    CHAPTER 1: "ARIADNE" E-SYSTEM. Article 1: Conjunction of systems of the Ministries of Labor, Social Security and Welfare, of Internal Affairs and of Finance; Article 2: Crosschecking controls by the E-Governance in Social Insurance (HDIKA); Article 3: Other crosschecking by the HDIKA; Article 7: Maintaining of civil registers; Article 8: Repealing provisions on registry offices. CHAPTER 2: TACKLING UNLAWFUL PRACTICES AND DETRIMENTAL CONDUCT WITHIN THE INSURANCE SYSTEM. Article 9: Criminal liability of employees for causing damage to the Social Security Agencies; Article 10: Notification of administrative sanctions; Article 11: Doctors appointment process within the Social Security Agencies; Article 12: Special Criminal Proceedings; Article 13: Civil Action. CHAPTER 3: REINFORCEMENT OF CONTROL MECHANISMS - FIGHTING AGAISNT UNDECLARED LABOR, RED TAPE AND TAX EVASION. Article 14: Collaboration of the Financial Police, the Hellenic Labor Inspectorate (SEPE) and the Special Agency of Control on Insurance (EYPEA); Article 15: Procedure of special control; Article 16: Supplementing the mandate of the Financial Police; Article 17: Certificate of Insurance Compliance; Article 18: Foundation of a digital e-database on pensions and pensioners - Fighting of red tape and tax evasion - Duties of the HDIKA and the General Secretariat for Information Systems (GGPS); Article 19: Penalties in case of illegal employment of subsidized unemployed persons; Article 20: Protection for the Inspectors of the Hellenic Labor Inspectorate (SEPE)

    PART II: HELLENIC LABOR INSPECTORATE (SEPE) - MANPOWER EMPLOYMENT ORGANISATION (OAED) - OTHER PROVISIONS RELATING TO LABOR ISSUES. CHAPTER 1: HELLENIC LABOR INSPECTORATE (SEPE). Article 21: Suspension of operation of organic units of SEPE; Article 23: Amendments on Law N° 3996/2011 regarding the role of the SEPE in reconciliation procedures and the resolution of labor disputes; Article 24: Amendments on Law N° 4052/2012 regarding the penalties and sanctions imposed by SEPE, amongst which the temporary suspension of operations or production activities. CHAPTER 2: PROVISIONS ON THE MANPOWER EMPLOYMENT ORGANISATION (OAED). Article 25: Purposes of OAED; Article 26: Participation of the Hellenic Tourism Confederation (SETE) in the Board of Directors of OAED as a social partner of equal rank; Article 27: The contributions for the benefit of the sectors and accounts of OAED as not subject to seizure; Article 28: Protection of immovable property of OAED - Protocol of administrative dispossession; Article 29: Administrative contribution of OAED - Protection for the Inspectors of OAED; Article 30: Measures for the effective integration and reintegration of unemployed persons in the labor market; Article 31:Regulations regarding the ordinary unemployment subsidy ; Article 32: Regulations regarding the extraordinary unemployment subsidy; Article 33: Issues related to the personnel of OAED; Article 34: Unified Account for the Implementation of Social Policies; Article 35: Other provisions concerning the Workers' Housing Organisations (OEK and OEE). CHAPTER 3: OTHER PROVISIONS RELATING TO THE MINISTRY OF LABOR, SOCIAL SECURITY AND WELFARE. Article 36: Provisions on occupational safety and health; Article 37: Recognition of the Hellenic Tourism Confederation (SETE) as social partner of equal rank; Article 38: General provisions and adjustments of other issues;

    PART III: PROVISIONS ON SOCIAL SECURITY.
    CHAPTER 1: ORGANISATIONAL ISSUES REGARDING THE GENERAL SECRETARIAT OF SOCIAL SECURITY AND THE SUPERVISED AGENCIES.
    CHAPTER 2: OPERATIONAL ISSUES REGARDING THE DISABILITY ASSESSMENT CENTRES (KEPA).
    CHAPTER 3: ISSUES REGARDING THE HELLENIC AGRICUTLURAL INSURANCE ORGANISATION (OGA).
    CHAPTER 4: OTHER PROVISIONS CONCERNING THE GENERAL SECRETARIAT OF SOCIAL SECURITY

  25. Greece - Social security (general standards) - Law, Act

    Law N° 4111/2013 providing for retirement adjustments, amendments to Law N° 4093/2012 regarding, amongst others, issues falling under the jurisdiction of the Ministry of Labour, Social Security and Welfare and other provisions. - Text in Greek

    Adoption: 2013-01-25 | Date of entry into force: 2013-01-25 | Date of partial entry into force: 2012-11-18 | Date of partial entry into force: 2012-11-19 | Date of partial entry into force: 2012-11-19 | Date of partial entry into force: 2013-02-05 | Date of partial entry into force: 2012-12-07 | Date of partial entry into force: 2013-01-01 | Date of partial entry into force: 2012-11-12 | Date of partial entry into force: 2012-12-05 | GRC-2013-L-100413

    Introduces, in its Chapter I, article 1, retirement adjustments concerning the Parliament Employees, and amends specific provisions on retirement.
    Article 1, paragraph 1, regarding the calculation of pension and the retirement age and conditions of Parliament Employees, and repealing the provisions of article 15 of Law N°3865/2010, is enforced from 1st January 2013. Paragraph 2 replaces subclass cc' and adds subclass dd' in case a', subparagraph B3, paragraph B, article 1 of Law N° 4093/2012, relating to the reduction in fixed amounts of pensions. Paragraph 3 replaces the provisions of case d', subparagraph B3, paragraph B, article 1 of Law N° 4093/2012, concerning the Public Sector pensioners to be exempted from this reduction. Paragraph 4 supplements subparagraph B4, paragraph B, article 1 of Law N° 4093/2012 with a provision on the apportionment of the aggregated annual amount of Christmas and Easter welfare bonus check and of rest allowance. Paragraph 5 sets the date of entry into force for paragraphs 2, 3 and 4 as of 19th November 2012.

    Chapter II, regulating emergency issues falling under the jurisdiction of the Ministry of Finance, determines, in its article 9, the monthly basic wage of the Diplomatic Corps Employees and other personnel of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

    Chapter VII introduces emergency adjustments for issues falling under the jurisdiction of the Ministry of Labour, Social Security and Welfare.
    Article 34 provides for several amendments to Law N° 4093/2012. Paragraph 3 specifically raises the age limit for payment of the Allowance of Social Solidarity between Pensioners (EKAS) from 64 years to 65 years, by amending case 6, subparagraph IA4, paragraph IA, article 1 of Law N° 4093/2012. Paragraph 4 amends the categories of pensioners exempted from reduction in their pensions, by replacing the last phrase of case 1, subparagraph IA5, paragraph IA, article 1 of Law N° 4093/2012. Paragraph 5 repeals the last phrase of case 2, subparagraph IA6, paragraph IA, article 1 of Law N° 4093/2012. Paragraph 6 replaces last phrase of case 3, subparagraph IA6, paragraph IA, article 1 of Law N° 4093/2012, concerning the payment and apportionment of the Christmas and Easter welfare bonus check and of the rest allowance. Paragraph 7 supplements case 8, subparagraph IA6, paragraph IA, article 1 of Law N° 4093/2012 with a provision on the payment date of pensions and dividends. Paragraph 9 replaces case 1, subparagraph IA12, paragraph IA, article 1 of Law N° 4093/2012 concerning the payment of compensation in case of dismissal with prior notice.
    Article 35 regulates, amongst other, the transfer of personnel and attorneys from and towards the Social Security Agencies.
    Article 36 provides for the case of non-compliance of the Insurance Organisations with the timely and proper dispatch of the required information for the calculation of pensions.

  26. Greece - Social security (general standards) - Law, Act

    Law N°4093/2012 approving the medium-term fiscal strategy 2013-2016 and introducing emergency measures implementing Law N° 4046/2012 and the medium-term fiscal strategy 2013-2016. - Text in Greek

    Adoption: 2012-11-12 | Date of entry into force: 2012-11-12 | GRC-2012-L-99876

    The Law regulates, in its article 1, para B, sub-para B1, issues of pension, insurance, health care and social security contributions of public servants, parliament members, mayors and elective organs of the Organisation of Local Authorities (OTA). Sub-para B2 raises the retirement age of public servants, judicial functionaries and members of the Legal Council of the State (NSK) and adjusts their eligibility to pension and their right and prerequisites for retirement. Sub-para B3 introduces general diminutions to monthly pensions and multiple monthly pensions exceeding 1.000 Euros. Sub-para B4 abolishes holiday allowance and rest allowance. Sub-para B5 sets amending provisions for the computation of the pension granted by the State to unmarried or divorced daughters. Sub-para B9 expands the scope of the present Law to include employees of the Organisation of Local Authorities (OTA) and of Public Entities, the personnel of the Hellenic Railway Organisation (OSE) as well as the employees of the social security agencies competent for the Railway Network personnel.
    Para C, sub-para C1 inserts detailed provisions on the wages readjustment, as well as a general abolition of the holiday and rest allowances granted to functionaries, public servants and employees and officers of the State, of Public Entities, of Legal Entities of Private Law and of the Organisation of Local Authorities (OTA), as well as to permanent officials of the Armed Forces, the Hellenic Police, the Fire Brigade and the Port's Corps.
    Para G regulates matters of competence of the Ministry of Administrative Reform and E-Governance by adjusting issues of personnel transfer and suspension (including suspension in the context of a disciplinary or criminal procedure), of abolition of specialities and positions and of limitations to appointments at the State Sector.
    Para K introduces regulations concerning the Manpower Employment Organisation (OAED), abrogates several sections of laws (Laws N° 778/1999, 2941/2001, 3144/2003, 3385/2005, 3408/2005, 3460/2006, 3518/2006, 3526/2007, 3667/2008, 3717/2008, 3746/2009, 3762/2009, 3996/2011) with regards to the special subsidies of unemployment and the special bolstering of income to unemployment and enacts an increase of the retirement age as well as a reduction of pensions and retirement annuities. It also determines the maximum rate of the insurable emoluments, provides for a replanning for the retirement of the uninsured, introduces a unified system of pension inspection and payment, adjusts the issue of compensation for dismissal against private sector employees under open-ended employment relationships and simplifies the procedures relating to the Employment Inspectors Body.

  27. Greece - Social security (general standards) - Law, Act

    Law N° 4075 of 2012 concerning issues of Regulation of the Social Welfare Insurance (IKA-ETAM), of the Insurance Agencies, adaptation of the legislation to the Directive 2010/18/EU and other provisions. - Text in Greek

    Adoption: 2012-04-11 | Date of entry into force: 2012-04-11 | GRC-2012-L-99558

    CHAPTER I: Adjustment of insurance issues of the Social Welfare Insurance (IKA-ETAM)
    CHAPTER II: Issues of social security contributions
    CHAPTER III: Adjustments of the Social Welfare Insurance (IKA-ETAM) issues
    CHAPTER IV: Adjustments of issues of the General Secretariat of Social Security
    CHAPTER V: Adjustments of the Greek National Health Service Organisation (EOPYY)
    CHAPTER VI: Embodying into the Hellenic National Legislation the Council Directive 2010/18/EU of 8th March 2010 implementing the revised Framework Agreement on parental leave concluded by BUSINESSEUROPE, UEAPME, CEEP and ETUC and repealing Directive 96/34/EC
    CHAPTER VII: Other Provisions

  28. Greece - Social security (general standards) - Law, Act

    Law N° 4051/2012 introducing retirement adjustments and other emergency regulations in application of Memorandum of Understanding (Law N°4046/2012). - Text in Greek

    Adoption: 2012-02-29 | Date of entry into force: 2012-02-29 | GRC-2012-L-99834

    Article 1 establishes pension readjustments for the Public and Public Entities pensioners by introducing a 12% cut down on the monthly main pension in case it exceeds 1,300 euros. It also provides for the determination of the aforesaid pension amount, the commencement time of application and the instalments to be withheld until that time, the exceptions to the application and the potential situation of payment of accrued main pensions.
    Article 6 inserts readjustments to the ancillary pension benefits and other regulations for the restriction of the State subsidy to the insurance agencies.

  29. Greece - Social security (general standards) - Law, Act

    Law N° 4047/2012: Promulgation of the Statutory Act "Urgent measures implementing the medium-term fiscal strategy 2012-2015 and the 2011 State Budget" and of the Statutory Act "Adjustments of emergency issues regarding the implementation of the Law N°4024/2011 [concerning issues of retirement pensions, of unified wage system - grading system, employment reserves and other provisions concerning the mid-term framework of fiscal strategy 2012-2015] and regarding the Ministries of Administrative Reform and E-Governance, of Internal Affairs, of Finance, of Environment, Energy and Climatic Change and of Education, Lifelong Learning and Religion concerning the implementation of the medium-term fiscal strategy 2012-2015" and other provisions. - Text in Greek

    Adoption: 2012-02-22 | Date of entry into force: 2012-02-23 | GRC-2012-L-99753

    The Law N°4047/2012, through the promulgation of the Statutory Act of 16/12/2011 "Urgent measures implementing the medium-term fiscal strategy 2012-2015 and the 2011 State Budget", amends and completes, in its article 1, the provisions of the Law N°4024/2011. Article 3 of the Statutory Act adjusts issues of retirement pensions and employment reserves, as regulated by the Law N°4024/2011. Article 5 of the Statutory Act amends Law N°3582/2010 as regards the pay-roll of the permanent personnel of the Municipalities benefiting from a private law and of indefinite time employment relationship, as well as the defrayal of costs for the aforesaid pay-roll. Article 6 of the Statutory Act introduces emergency adjustments regarding the Ministries of Labour and Social Security, and of Health and Social Solidarity. By amending Law N°3918/2011, it settles the covering of fiscal requirements of the Greek National Health Service Organisation (EOPYY) and it regulates the termination of contracts between the Public Servants' Health Fund (OPAD) or the Self-Employed Workers' Insurance Organisation (OAEE) and the attendant doctors, as well as the establishment of new contracts between the latter and the Greek National Health Service Organisation (EOPYY).
    The present Law is also promulgating the Statutory Act of 31/12/2011. Article 1 of the Statutory Act introduces adjustments of emergency issues concerning the implementation of the Law N°4024/2011 and the Ministry of Administrative Reform and E-Governance and regulates the determination of emoluments of journalists employed on a private law employment relationship. Article 5 of the Statutory Act adjusts issues of transfer, relocation and detachment of the teaching personnel.

  30. Greece - Social security (general standards) - Law, Act

    Law N°4038/2012: Emergency adjustments concerning the implementation of the medium-term fiscal strategy 2012-2015 - Text in Greek

    Adoption: 2012-02-02 | Date of entry into force: 2012-02-02 | Date of partial entry into force: 2011-10-27 | Date of partial entry into force: 2011-11-01 | Date of partial entry into force: 2012-01-01 | Date of partial entry into force: 2012-04-02 | Date of partial entry into force: 2011-08-22 | Date of partial entry into force: 2012-01-01 | Date of partial end of application: 2012-02-02 | Date of partial end of application: 2012-01-27 | GRC-2012-L-99574

    Article 1 para 5, amending article 6 para 4 of Law N° 4024/2011, provides that, in case of a doctorate or a masters degree acquired after the employee's appointment, the time required for the employee's rank evolution is aggregately reduced by six (6) and two (2) years respectively. Article 1 paras 9 and 10 stipulate that the acts of employment, appointment, termination of employment and transfer to public services shall henceforth be published in the official news paper (Efimeris tis Kivernisseos). Article 6 paras 3 and 4 replace article 1 of Presidential Decree N° 81/2005 concerning the constitution of law companies and para 5 replaces article 19 of Law N° 2830/2000 regarding the general qualifications for the notary public appointments. Chapter III introduces a number of emergency adjustments with respect to the Ministry of Labour and Social Security, including the options provided to the Social Security Agencies' debtors (article 21), cases of exemption from contributions (article 23), adjustments of holidays benefits and rest allowances granted to pensionaries (article 24), cases of exemption from the diminution provided by article 2 of Law N° 4024/2011 (article 25) and the assessment of the disability percentage (article 28).

  31. Greece - Social security (general standards) - Law, Act

    Law No. 4024 of 2011 concerning issues of retirement pensions, of unified wage system - grading system, employment reserves and other provisions concerning the mid-term framework of fiscal strategy 2012-2015.

    Adoption: 2011-10-27 | Date of entry into force: 2011-10-27 | GRC-2011-L-89634

    CHAPTER I - Retirement Provisions
    1: Public sector retirement scheme issues.
    2: Issues of insurance companies.
    3: Issues concerning the Equity Fund of Political Employees.

    CHAPTER II - Grading System for Promotions and Wage Evolution of State Employees, of Local Administration of A and B Grade and other Institutions of the Public Sector.
    4: Area of implementation.
    5: Issues of employment mobility of State Employees.
    6: System of Grade Rating.
    7: System of Grade Promotion.
    8: Promotion procedure - lists of promoted employees.
    9: Legality control of lists. 10: Selection preconditions for positions of responsibility.
    11: Selection announcement for managers.
    12: System of wage evolution.
    13: Basic wage.
    14: Remuneration determination.
    15: Benefits for risky and unhealthy work, and for assignments in detached regions.
    16: Benefits for holidays and leaves.
    17: Family benefit.
    18: Benefit for positions of responsibility.
    19: Goals incentives and fiscal goals incentives.
    20: Overtime work.
    21: Remunerations for collective organs.
    22: Extension of provisions.
    24: Trimesterial remunerations.
    25: Wages for transferred or relocated employees.
    26: Establishing collective administrative organs.
    27: Amending art. 2 of Law 3833/2010, art. 5 of Law 3986/2011, art. 49 of Law No.3871/2010.
    28: Transitional and Final provisions, rating and preconditions of selection of personnel.
    29: Introducing the personnel in service into wage scales.
    30: Other provisions, benefits, remunerations and indemnities.
    31: Provisions for legal persons of the broader public sector.
    32: Repealed provisions concerning provisions and benefits.

    CHAPTER III - Annulment of Void Positions in the Public Sector, Pre-retirement Availability and Employment Reserve.
    33: Annulment of void positions and pre-retirement availability.
    34: Annulment of void positions in private sector and employment reserve.
    35: Restructuring of public services and reshuffling of organic positions.

    CHAPTER IV - Issues Concerning the Ministry of Labour and Social Security
    36: Reference to employment creation at local level.
    37: Provisions concerning collective bargaining.

    CHAPTER V - Taxation
    38: Calculation and tax payment for physical persons.

    CHAPTER VI - Other Provisions
    39: Issues concerning the Ministry of Economy.
    40: Issues concerning competences of the Ministry of Administrative Reform and Electronic Governance, and the Ministry of Interior.
    41: Operation and management of the state lottery.
    42: Amendments on art. 29 and 31 of Law 3986/2011, and art. 3 and 19 of Law No. 3130/2003.
    43. Entry into force.

  32. Greece - Social security (general standards) - Law, Act

    Law No. 3996 of 2011 concerning the reform of the Employment Inspectors Body and provisions of Social Security issues - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2011-08-03 | GRC-2011-L-89552

    SECTION A - Reform of SEPE
    CHAPTER A - Establishment and Competences
    Article 1: Establishment of Employment Inspectors Body (SEPE)
    Article 2: Function and competences - Monitoring and support activity
    Article 3: Reconciliation process - Disputes settlement
    Article 4: Qualifications of the labour disputes mediator
    Article 5: Staffing of the SEPE
    Article 6: Training and certification of SEPE personnel
    CHAPTER B - Organization and Operation
    Article 7: Special Secretary
    Article 8: General inspectors
    Article 9: Labour special inspectors service
    Article 10: Services of the SEPE
    Article 11: Independent information desk for evaluation and management of appeals
    Article 12: Special intervention task force
    Article 13: Operational status of SEPE personnel
    Article 14: Financial support for the independence of SEPE
    Article 15: Additional remuneration - Other financial matters
    Article 16: Format and use of control papers
    Article 17: SEPE operational issues
    Article 18: Electronic linking and reduction of bureaucratic process
    Article 19: Cooperation between SEPE, General Directorate of Labour Conditions and Health, and the General Directorate of Labour
    Article 20: Judicial representation of SEPE
    CHAPTER C - Social Control and Evaluation
    Article 21: Social Control of SEPE
    Article 22: Evaluation report of SEPE and annual report
    CHAPTER D - Sanctions
    Article 23: Type and range of sanctions
    Article 24: Administrative sanctions in case of violation of labour legislation
    Article 25: Control of implementation of insurance laws to avoid undeclared labour
    Article 26: Institutionalization of labour cards
    Article 27: Publication of acts
    Article 28: Penal sanctions
    CHAPTER E - Amending and transitional provisions
    Article 29: Provisions for doctors
    Article 30: Exchange of Information between SEPE, IKA-ETAM and GGPS through electronic governance
    Article 31: Mixed control teams
    Article 32: Definition
    Article 33: Transitional - Repealed provisions
    SECTION B - Issues of Social Security
    CHAPTER A - Protection of Vulnerable Groups
    Article 34: Social solidarity benefit for retirees
    Article 35: Illness and unemployment coverage
    Article 36: Protection and layoff because of maternity
    Article 37: Retirement benefits for the parents, spouses and siblings of persons with disabilities
    CHAPTER B - Provisions of Insurance matters
    Article 38: Precipitation of granting retirement benefits
    Article 39: Children insurance
    Article 40: Recognition of years of insurance
    Article 41: Recognition of years of insurance for special categories
    Article 42: Occupation of retirees
    Article 43: Beginning of granting retirement benefit
    Article 44: ETEAM insured persons
    Article 45: Retirement benefits for special insured categories of ETEAM
    Article 46: Insurance for workers with working contracts in Organizations of Local Self-governance
    Article 47: Solidarity Fund for Public Sector Employees
    Article 48: Illness insurance
    CHAPTER C - OAEE Provisions
    Article 49: Application for retirement benefit without relinquishing the employment activity
    Article 50: Temporary disability benefit without relinquishing the employment activity
    Article 51: Insurance for drivers of vehicles of public use
    Article 52: Registration of insured in the former Drivers' Retirement Fund (TSA) to the insured categories of the Insurance Organization for the Liberal Professions (O.A.E.E.)
    Article 53: Special Provisions for the O.A.E.E.
    Article 54: Retirement conditions for the categories of seafarers and tourist agents of O.A.E.E.
    Article 55: Parallel insurance - Retirement for the insured in the former Solidarity Fund of Hoteliers
    Article 56: Insurance for the members of agricultural collectivities
    CHAPTER D - Provisions of the United Fund and Independent Workers (E.T.A.A.)
    Article 57: Submission of the contributions to the Health Directorates of E.T.A.A. by the insured and their employers

  33. Greece - Social security (general standards) - Law, Act

    Law No. 3877 of 2010 concerning the Security and Insurance System of Agricultural Activity. (Νόμος Υπ'Αριθμ. 3877: Σύστημα προστασίας και ασφάλισης της αγροτικής δραστηριότητας)

    Adoption: 2010-09-15 | Date of entry into force: 2010-09-20 | GRC-2010-L-86892

    Chapter A - Creation of a National Security and Insurance System for agricultural activity
    Article 1: Security and insurance of agricultural activity - Definitions
    Article 2: Directory of Crisis Resolution and of Risks in the Agricultural Sector under the Ministry of Agricultural Development and Food

    Chapter B - Provisions related to the Organization of Hellenic Agricultural Insurances (EL.G.A.)
    Article 3: Purpose of EL.G.A.
    Article 4: Insured persons - Type and object of insurance
    Article 5: Insurable natural risks and illnesses
    Article 6: Minimum level of exemption, of covered damages and maximum levels of compensations due to obligatory insurance at EL.G.A.
    Article 7: Economic resources and reserves of EL.G.A.
    Article 8: Special insurance contribution in favour of EL.G.A.
    Article 9: Insured value of agricultural production
    Article 10: Determination of the special insurance contribution in favour of EL.G.A.
    Article 11: Means of payment of the special insurance contribution in favour of EL.G.A.
    Article 12: EL.G.A.'s insurance declaration
    Article 13: General contribution in favour of EL.G.A.
    Article 14: Rights and obligations related to supplementary and optional insurance at EL.G.A.
    Article 15: Payment of indemnities
    Article 16: Rules of insurance - Conditions and process of insurance
    Article 17: Evaluators

    Chapter C - Optional Subsidized Insurance of Agricultural Activity
    Article 18: Optional Subsidized Agricultural Insurance
    Article 19: Obligations of insurance companies and insurance cooperatives
    Article 20: Other issues related to the operation of insurance companies and insurance cooperatives

    Chapter D - Duties of State Financial Assistance
    Article 21: Transfer of duties of state financial assistance

    Chapter E - Other provisions
    Article 22: Sanctions
    Article 23: Regulation of outdated liabilities or non-attributed incomes of EL.G.A.
    Article 24: Transitional provisions
    Article 25: Repealed provisions
    Article 26: Date of entry into force

    Repeals the following articles in the following laws:
    - Articles 2, 3, 3a, 3c, 4, 5 and 5a of the Law 1790/1988.
    - Article 28 of the Law 3147/2003
    - Article 12 of the Law 3399/2005
    - Article 34 of the Law 3756/2009
    - Article 38 of the Law 3734/2009
    - Article 13 of the Law 3074/2002
    - Articles 9 and 10, paras 6 and 7 of the Law 3698/2008



  34. Greece - Social security (general standards) - Law, Act

    Law No. 3865 of 2010 concerning the Reform of the Public Pension System (Νόμος Υπ'Αριθμ. 3865: Μεταρρύθμιση Συνταξιοδοτικού Συστήματος του Δημοσίου και συναφείς διατάξεις)

    Adoption: 2010-07-21 | Date of entry into force: 2010-07-21 | GRC-2010-L-86889

    Chapter 1 - Basic Pension Regulations
    Article 1: Guarantees - Definitions, Article 2: Insurance status of those employed in the public sector since 1.1.2011, Article 3: Basic Pension, Article 4: Pension Scales, Article 5: Disability assessment

    Chapter 2 - Other Insurance Provisions
    Article 6: Pension Age limits - Equation of age limits of men and women employed in the public sector, Article 7: Readjustment of pensions and redefinition of age limits, Article 8: Rules of pension for widower, Article 9: Pension of family members, Article 10: Pensioners' occupation, Article 11: Pensioners' solidarity benefit

    Chapter 3 - Other Pension Provisions
    Article 12: Lump sum payment of extraordinary economic benefit, Article 13: Pension status of agronomic personnel of the Hellenic Agronomic Police, Article 14: Pension of elected bodies, Article 15: Pension of the personnel of the Parliament, Article 16: Other pension regulations, Article 17: Recognized services, Article 18: Transfer of pension rights and update of the pension scale, Article 19: Range of implementation, Articles 20,21,22: Pension rights of Military Personnel, Article 23: Date of entry into force

  35. Greece - Social security (general standards) - Law, Act

    Law No. 3863 of 2010 concerning the New Social Security System. (Νόμος Υπ'Αριθμ. 3863: Νέο Ασφαλιστικό Σύστημα και συναφείς διατάξεις, ρυθμίσεις στις εργασιακές σχέσεις)

    Adoption: 2010-07-15 | Date of entry into force: 2010-07-15 | GRC-2010-L-86883

    CHAPTER 1 - BASIC PROVISIONS ON PENSIONS
    CHAPTER 2 - AMENDMENT TO THE FRAMEWORK OF INVALIDITY PENSIONS
    CHAPTER 3 - OTHER SOCIAL SECURITY PROVISIONS
    CHAPTER 4 - INSURANCE FOR SPECIAL TYPES OF OCCUPATION
    CHAPTER 5 - INCENTIVES FOR STAYING AT WORK
    CHAPTER 6 - ISSUES OF ADMINISTRATIVE ORGANIZATION AND SOCIAL SECURITY PROVIDERS
    CHAPTER 7 - ECONOMIC ORGANIZATION ISSUES
    CHAPTER 8 - INVESTMENT AND USE OF THE WEALTH OF THE SOCIAL SECURITY PROVIDERS
    CHAPTER 9 - UNIFIED SYSTEM OF CONTRIBUTIONS' REGULATION
    CHAPTER 10 - OTHER PROVISIONS
    CHAPTER 11 - REGULATIONS OF OCCUPATIONAL ISSUES CONCERNING THE STABILITY ECONOMIC PROGRAM OF GREECE

    The following articles have been repealed:
    Law No. 1846 of 1951 respecting social insurance article 3(1);
    Law No. 825 of 1978 article 10(2);
    Law No. 2676 of 1998 articles 49-55 and 61;
    Law No. 3833 of 2010 article 19;
    Law No. 3586 of 2007 articles 6(8), 12, 18 and 20;
    Law No. 3655 of 2008 article 144(3), (4), (5) and (7);
    Law No. 3232 of 2004 articles 1(10) and (11) and article 2(1);
    Law No. 3144 of 2003 article 17(5).

  36. Greece - Social security (general standards) - Law, Act

    Law No. 3655 of 2008 on the Managerial and Structural Reform of the Social Security System and other social provisions

    Adoption: 2008-04-03 | GRC-2008-L-83393

    CHAPTER A - Social Security Institution; Common Insurance Fund for salaried employees (IKA - ETAM)
    CHAPTER B - Insurance Organization for Liberal Professions (OAEE)
    CHAPTER C - Common Fund for Independent Professionals (ETAA)
    CHAPTER D - Common Fund of Insurance for the Personnel of Media (ETAP - MME)
    CHAPTER E - Common Fund for Auxiliary Insurance of Salaried Persons (ETEAM)
    CHAPTER F - Fund for Auxiliary Insurance of the Private Sector (TEAIT)
    CHAPTER G - Fund for the Insurance of Bank Employees and Public Benefit Organizations
    CHAPTER H - Fund for the Auxiliary Insurance of Public Sector Employees (TEADY)
    CHAPTER I - Fund for the Auxiliary Insurance of Employees in the Police Force (TEAPASA)
    CHAPTER J - Provident Fund for the Private Sector (TAPIT)
    CHAPTER K - Provident Fund for Employees of the Public Sector (TPDY)
    CHAPTER L - Healthcare Organization for the Insured of the Public Sector (OPAD)
    CHAPTER M - Final Provisions
    CHAPTER N - Protection of Family and Maternity
    CHAPTER O - Special Age Limits for Pensions
    CHAPTER P - Additional Insurance Matters

  37. Greece - Social security (general standards) - Law, Act

    Law No. 3631 of 2008 concerning the creation of a National Fund for Social Cohesion.

    Adoption: 2008-01-25 | Date of entry into force: 2008-01-28 | GRC-2008-L-83240

    PART A
    Article 1: Establishment
    Article 2: Funds
    Article 3: Programs and Eligibility
    Article 4: Management and Personnel
    Article 5: Budget and Economic Controls
    PART B
    Article 6: Granting benefits to families with more than 3 children
    Article 7: Amendments to Investment Incentives Law No. 3299/2004

  38. Greece - Social security (general standards) - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Presidential Decree No. 168 of 2007, codifying in a unified document the issuing of war pensions.

    Adoption: 2007-08-29 | Date of entry into force: 2007-08-31 | GRC-2007-R-81325

    Chapter A: General Provisions
    Chapter B: Disabilities
    Chapter C: Right to war pension
    Chapter D: Preconditions for recognition of the right to war pension
    Chapter E: Family pensions
    Chapter F: Recognition and protection of the right to pension
    Chapter G: Right to pension due to war injury
    Chapter H: Pension for the fighters of national defence
    Chapter I: Family allowances
    Chapter J: Maximum and minimum age for pension

  39. Greece - Social security (general standards) - Law, Act

    Law No. 3454 of 7 April 2006, concerning the financial assistance of families, and other provisions.

    Adoption: 2006-04-07 | Date of entry into force: 2006-04-07 | GRC-2006-L-81048

    Chapter A: Assistance to families with 3 children
    Chapter B: Assistance to families with more than 3 children
    Chapter C: Provisions related to social solidarity issues (including also provisions on the National Council on Families and Population)

  40. Greece - Social security (general standards) - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Presidential Decree No.191, 20 September 2005, concerning the obligations of insured, pensioners and members of their families, towards insurance companies and the imposition of sanctions in case of non-respect.

    Adoption: 2005-09-20 | Date of entry into force: 2005-09-27 | GRC-2005-R-80127

    Contains basic obligations of insured persons.

  41. Greece - Social security (general standards) - Law, Act

    Law No.3370, 7 July 2005, concerning the organization and the functioning of public health services.

    Adoption: 2005-07-07 | Date of entry into force: 2005-07-11 | GRC-2005-L-80103

    Chapter A: Introductory Notions and Definitions of Public Health
    Chapter B: Functioning and Actions of Public Health
    Chapter C: Policies and Strategies of Public Health
    Chapter D: Structure and Bodies of Public Health
    Chapter E: Secretariat General of Public Health (competences)
    Chapter F: General Directory of Public Health (competences)
    Chapter G: National Council of Public Health (an independent authority)
    Chapter H: Restructuring of the Centre for Monitoring of Special Infections and other Services of Public Health
    Chapter I: Creation of a Special Body of Functionaries
    Chapter J: Education and Research in Public Health

  42. Greece - Social security (general standards) - Law, Act

    Loi n° 3144 du 8 mai 2003 concernant le dialogue social pour la promotion de l'emploi et de la protection sociale et autres dispositions.

    Adoption: 2003-05-08 | GRC-2003-L-65468

    Chapitre A. Crée la Commission nationale de l'Emploi, au sein du Ministère du Travail et de la Sécurité sociale, chargée d'élaborer la politique de promotion de l'emploi et de lutte contre le chômage. Vise à promouvoir le dialogue social par le développement du Réseau pour la Protection et l'Intégration sociale et la création de la Commission nationale de la Protection sociale. Contient des dispositions visant la protection des travailleurs mineurs. Interdit l'emploi de mineurs à des travaux susceptibles de porter atteinte à leur intégrité physique, psychique ou morale et prévoit des sanctions pénales et administratives. Permet la création d'agences de placement privées et d'entreprises de travail temporaire et précise les sanctions pénales et administratives en cas d'abus. Chapitre B. Contient des dispositions relatives à la consolidation du droit au pourcentage du congé annuel payé des travailleurs durant la première année de travail, au droit à l'indemnisation en cas de licenciement, à la possibilité d'arrivée tardive au travail des mères d'enfant mineur pendant 30 mois après l'accouchement et au droit au congé en cas de maladie de l'enfant jusqu'à sa sixième année. Prévoit également le même droit au congé de maladie pour un enfant mineur en faveur du père, au cas où la mère ne fait pas ou ne peut pas faire usage de ses droits (applicable également aux parents adoptifs et aux parents non mariés). Contient également des dispositions sur la protection des données personnelles des travailleurs et leurs dossiers médicaux tenus par l'employeur et le médecin du travail. Complète les dispositions de la loi concernant la sécurité et l'hygiène des travailleurs notamment les médecins du travail, les mesures de prévention pour le personnel des forces armées, les qualifications des techniciens de sécurité dans certaines entreprises exerçant des activités à hauts risques susceptibles de porter atteinte à la santé et à la sécurité. Concerne aussi la coordination de l'IKA, du SEPE et de l'OAED (Institution de la Sécurité sociale, Corps des Inspecteurs du Travail, Organisation d'Emploi de la main-d'Oeuvre), la création d'un réseau unique d'activités exercées par ces trois organes dans certaines régions insulaires de la Grèce où le taux de chômage est assez élevé et l'élargissement géographique des compétences du Corps des Inspecteurs du Travail. Prévoit la restructuration de l'OAED pour lutter plus efficacement contre le chômage. Concerne aussi les enseignants des écoles techniques et professionnelles créées et gérées par l'OAED, l'allocation spéciale de chômage destinée à certaines catégories de chômeurs et prolongée pour deux ans. Prévoit la formation de commissions législatives, au sein du Ministère du Travail et de la Sécurité sociale, chargées d'élaborer une législation plus efficace dans les domaines de l'emploi et de la sécurité sociale. Contient des dispositions relatives à l'affiliation auprès des caisses d'assurance-maladie et de sécurité sociale particulières pour chaque secteur professionnel (conditions d'affiliation, cotisations, frais d'hospitalisation couverts et indemnisation en cas d'invalidité).

  43. Greece - Social security (general standards) - Law, Act

    Law No. 3029/2002 concerning Social Security Reform. - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2002-07-11 | GRC-2002-L-98906

    The new statute introduced certain principles on the modernization of the domestic social insurance schemes:
    - guaranteeing the public and re-distributive role of first pillar schemes;
    - promoting the development of occupational pension funds;
    - strengthening the tripartite funding mode for first pillar main and supplementary schemes;
    - guaranteeing adequacy and viability of pensions.

  44. Greece - Social security (general standards) - Law, Act

    Loi no 2913 du 23 mai 2001 portant Règlement des questions concernant les Caisses sociales du Ministère de la Défense nationale et autres dispositions.

    Adoption: 2001-05-23 | GRC-2001-L-61668

  45. Greece - Social security (general standards) - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Décret présidentiel no 67 du 29 février 2000 sur la définition des obligations et de la responsabilité des organismes d'assurance-maladie, des médecins traitants et des médecins contrôleurs, ainsi que des pharmaciens, et l'imposition de sanctions aux contrevenants.

    Adoption: 2000-02-29 | GRC-2000-R-56500

    Définit de façon uniforme pour toutes les caisses d'assurance les obligations des médecins traitants, des médecins contrôleurs, des pharmaciens affiliés et des organismes d'assurance sociale des secteurs public et privé, ainsi que les sanctions infligées en cas de non conformité avec lesdites obligations.

  46. Greece - Social security (general standards) - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Décret présidentiel no 68 du 29 février 2000 concernant l'application de l'article 8 de la loi no 1469/84 sur la valorisation du stage d'assurance facultative ou du stage minimum de retraite, conformément aux dispositions des articles 1 et 5 de ladite loi.

    Adoption: 2000-02-29 | GRC-2000-R-56501

    Fixe le mode de calcul du stage pour l'acquisition du droit à une pension de retraite par les organismes de sécurité sociale concernant le temps de travail effectué et les cotisations versées à deux ou plusieurs organismes d'assurance sociale ainsi qu'à des caisses de sécurité sociale à l'étranger.

  47. Greece - Social security (general standards) - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Arrêté no F7/1624 du 4 novembre 1999 concernant les services de médecine préventive octroyés aux assurés du secteur public et des caisses d'assurance.

    Adoption: 1999-11-24 | Date of entry into force: 1999-11-04 | GRC-1999-R-59033

    Définit les services de médecine préventive pris en charge par les caisses d'assurance, notamment la vaccination obligatoire des enfants et des adultes, le contrôle prénatal, le contrôle gynécologique et le contrôle urologique pour la prévention du cancer, ainsi que les soins dentaires préventifs. Le coût total de ces prestations est entièrement couvert par les caisses d'assurance, à l'exception de certains soins dentaires.

  48. Greece - Social security (general standards) - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Arrêté no 116445 du 15 octobre 1999 concernant le système de gestion, d'évaluation, de surveillance et de contrôle et la procédure d'application de l'opération "Création d'Unités d'Assistance Sociale", cofinancée par la Caisse Sociale Européenne, dans le cadre de la mesure no 3 du programme auxiliaire III du programme opérationnel "Formation continue et promotion de l'emploi".

    Adoption: 1999-10-15 | Date of entry into force: 1999-10-27 | GRC-1999-R-59031

    Définit les bénéficiaires, les critères et la procédure d'évaluation, les secteurs concernés et les opérations choisies. Prévoit les conditions de réalisation du programme, le coût estimé de l'opération et les conditions de financement.

  49. Greece - Social security (general standards) - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Arrêté no 35/1385 du 1er septembre 1999 portant approbation du Règlement de la Section Santé de l'Organisation d'Assurance des Professions Libérales (O.A.P.L.).

    Adoption: 1999-09-01 | Date of entry into force: 1999-11-01 | GRC-1999-R-59030

    Définit les prestations prises en charge par l'Organisation et les ayant-droit, ainsi que les ressources financières. Contient des dispositions concernant les soins hospitaliers, le remboursement de l'hospitalisation à l'étranger, les soins complémentaires, les soins concernant la maternité et l'allocation d'accouchement, le capital décès et les prestations octroyées en cas d'accident professionnel.

  50. Greece - Social security (general standards) - Law, Act

    Loi no 2736 du 24 août 1999 concernant les programmes de logement, élaborés par l'Organisation du Logement des Travailleurs et autres dispositions.

    Adoption: 1999-08-24 | Date of entry into force: 1999-08-26 | GRC-1999-L-59026

    Prévoit de nouvelles formes de programmes de logement, notamment la location ou l'achat d'habitations par l'O. L. T. Contient des dispositions concernant le mode d'intervention de l'Organisation pour améliorer la qualité de vie dans les quartiers de logement des travailleurs. Prévoit la création par l'O. L. T. du Fonds de Solidarité afin de venir en aide aux chômeurs de longue durée qui cherchent un logement et aux travailleurs ayant besoin d'une subvention pour financer leur logement.

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