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  1. Greece - Social assistance and services - 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.

  2. Greece - Social assistance and services - 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).

  3. Greece - Social assistance and services - 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.

  4. Greece - Social assistance and services - 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

  5. Greece - Social assistance and services - 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)

  6. Greece - Social assistance and services - 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.

  7. Greece - Social assistance and services - 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.

  8. Greece - Social assistance and services - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Arreté no 3084 du 5 juillet 1999 concernant l'augmentation des allocations de prévoyance octroyées aux personnes ayant des besoins spéciaux.

    Adoption: 1999-07-05 | GRC-1999-R-55107

    Les montants des allocations de prévoyance octroyées aux personnes ayant des besoins spéciaux sont augmentées de 8 pour cent à partir du 1er janvier 1999.

  9. Greece - Social assistance and services - Law, Act

    Loi no 2646 du 15 octobre 1998 concernant l'organisation du Système National d'Aide Sociale et autres dispositions.

    Adoption: 1998-10-15 | GRC-1998-L-54422

    Définit les bénéficiaires du système national d'aide sociale. Décrit l'aide sociale de premier, deuxième et troisième degrés. Contient également les règles de financement.

  10. Greece - Social assistance and services - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Arrêté ministériel des ministères de la Santé et de la Prévoyance et des Finances No. 423/1167 concernant la modification et l'élargissement du programme d'aide économique aux handicapés mentaux.

    Adoption: 1984-05-09 | GRC-1984-R-989

  11. Greece - Social assistance and services - Law, Act

    Emergency Law No. 252, to provide for the grant of a dowry to Greek women workers, the establishment of day nurseries, etc., by the Workers' Home.

    Adoption: 1968-01-09 | GRC-1968-L-18294


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