In an exclusive interview of his with the Hellenic Broadcasting Corporation, Minister of Labor Mr. Yorgos Katrougalos stressed there will be no further reductions in pensions and referred to the speculation and the dark propaganda of the Opposition.

The Minister added that the adjustment effort is over and from now on the pensioners will also share the benefits of growth with the rest of the society. The Minister also stated that, for the first time, the government raised the issue of collective bargaining, which – as he noted – allows us to hope that we can return to a more socially oriented Europe.

The Minister underlined that any changes made will be in line with the European social model, and not according to the “Code of Pinochet” the International Monetary Fund seems to be promoting, and spoke of a tough upcoming negotiation.