CoE: Council of Ministers: Resolution CM/ResCSS(2012)8 on the application of the European Code of Social Security and its Protocol by Greece

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"Taking into account the gravity of the situation, the Committee of Ministers, in assessing the application by Greece of the European Code of Social Security, draws the attention of all the parties implementing the support mechanism for Greece to the need to maintain social security benefits at the minimum levels prescribed by the Code, prevent the impoverishment of the population and preserve social peace;

Finds that the social austerity measures taken in law and practice culminating from the adverse fiscal and economic situation of Greece are affecting the sustainability of the national social security system, while the reduction of many social security benefits risks to undermine the application of all accepted
parts of the Code."

See: Full CoE Resolution (pdf)

See also: Greek protests enter menacing phase (The Observer, link) As Greece's government wrestles with the prospect of more austerity, anger and fear are darkening the streets

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