ATHENSM – ain opposition SYRIZA leader Alexis Tsipras on Tuesday tabled a question in parliament for Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis entitle
SYRIZA Leader Tsipras Tables Question on Labour Rights for PM Mitsotakis

SYRIZA Leader Tsipras Tables Question on Labour Rights for PM Mitsotakis

SYRIZA Leader Tsipras Tables Question on Labour Rights for PM Mitsotakis

SYRIZA Leader Tsipras Tables Question on Labour Rights for PM Mitsotakis

SYRIZA Leader Tsipras Tables Question on Labour Rights for PM Mitsotakis

SYRIZA Leader Tsipras Tables Question on Labour Rights for PM Mitsotakis
SYRIZA Leader Tsipras Tables Question on Labour Rights for PM Mitsotakis
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ATHENSM – ain opposition SYRIZA leader Alexis Tsipras on Tuesday tabled a question in parliament for Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis entitled: “Labour Rights: A return to the ‘normality’ of the memoranda.”

Tsipras accused the government that in the last six months it has passed a series of measures that roll back labour rights, abolish measures for the protection of workers and lead to salary cuts.

The SYRIZA leader asked the prime minister how he intends to address the “increasing employer arbitrariness that has led to a negative record in layoffs in the last months.” He also asked whether Mitsotakis is going to proceed with “even the inadequate increase of the minimum wage, as he had pledged in his election campaign”.

Moreover, he asked prime minister if he intends to extend a programme to combat brain drain, in order for the 5,500 young scientists to continue to offer their services to the Greek state or whether he will “drive thousands of them to emigrate”.

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Thousands of Greek cards to be replaced in travel website data breach

Thousands of Greek cards to be replaced in travel website data breach

Greece’s four systemic banks have canceled or are planning to cancel and replace up to 15,000 credit and debit cards, after the payment card data used by some of their customers on a Greek online tourist services portal was hacked.

Alpha Bank, Piraeus Bank, Eurobank and the National Bank of Greece said that although the number of customers charged with transactions they never made totaled only a few dozen cases, they decided to act proactively and gradually replace all the cards that have made even one transaction on that website in the past.

The ongoing inquiry, which is expected to be completed at the end of March, is focusing on whether the website - which books airline and ferry tickets, hotels, cars and travel insurance - adheres to the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standards (PCI DSS).

If it fully complies to the standards, then the investigation will seek to clarify how the leak occurred.

The banks also said they have already informed the Bank of Greece, as well as Visa and MasterCard, which have begun investigating the breach.

Bank executives said that the immediate activation of security methods will keep whatever costs they incur “manageable.”

Business-Visa: Greece’s new scheme for non-EU entrepreneurs

Business-Visa: Greece’s new scheme for non-EU entrepreneurs

Greece is preparing a new visa scheme for entrepreneurs and citizens from non-EU countries: the Business Visa that will be possible following an invitation by a Greek citizen. The relevant amendment was submitted to the Parliament by deputy Foreign Minister Miltiadis Varvitsiotis on Tuesday.

The amendment will facilitate the entrance of foreign entrepreneurs from non-EU countries to Greece. The amendment is attached to the foreign ministry’s draft law entitled “Regulations for the UK’s withdrawal from the European Union” and introduces a new type of entry visa, the Airport Transit Visa (ATV).

The Business Visa and the “Business Invitation form” will facilitate third-country nationals wishing to enter Greece to attend conferences, exhibitions, meetings, conferences or business events without having to follow the usual bureaucratic visa procedure.

As visas have often been granted in the past with delays and there have been a significant number of rejections, the introduction of the business invitation will make the visa process more efficient and faster as applications will be dealt with promptly within 15 days.

Greek citizens will be able to submit to the competent Consular Authorities a standard invitation form, while assuming responsibility for hosting the visa applicants.

According to state-run news agency amna, the amendment also establishes a so-called “Business Invitation” form for extending an invitation to a third-country national with the assumption of responsibility/provision of accommodation for the purposes of granting a Schengen visa.

This will be used as a supporting document for examining requests for a business/professional visa, in the case that interested third country citizens are not able to certify the specific requirements by themselves.

The amendment also foresees penalties (fines and imprisonment) for persons that invite a foreign national using a “Business Invitation” with aim of violating migration law and the provisions of Schengen.

According to Minister Varvitsiotis, the amendment is in the right direction and responds to the chamber’s long-standing request to facilitate businesses to accommodate business visitors, as they are currently facing lengthy visa procedures for third-country nationals.

Varvitsiotis stressed, thought, that in case of violation of the terms by the guest then the company will lose the right to submit a new application.