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Athens News Agency: News in English, 06-11-23

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  • [01] PASOK, Coalition criticise tax reform
  • [02] Con'f opens on issue of migration

  • [01] PASOK, Coalition criticise tax reform

    The main opposition PASOK party and the Coalition of the Left, Movements and Ecology criticised the government's tax bill that was publicised on Thursday.

    PASOK's economy sector chief Vasso Papandreou spoke of a widening of social inequalities and stressed that "the 'mutilated' tax bill publicised today is consistent with the class policy followed by the ND government. Generous relief for those who have and crumbs or burdens for the many."

    She said that for "incomes of up to 13,000 euros the benefit is nothing, for incomes up to 23,000 euros there is a burden, for incomes up to 30,000 euros slight relief, while for bigger incomes there is a real benefit."

    Coalition party economic and social policy sector chief Panayiotis Lafazanis said on his part that "the government's claims regarding the tax bill on tax relief for low and middle classes are extremely misleading and are not based on real factors."

    [02] Con'f opens on issue of migration

    A two-day research conference on the issue of "Migration to Greece: Experiences - Policies - Prospects", organised by the Athens-based Hellenic Migration Policy Institute, was inaugurated here on Thursday by Interior Minister Prokopis Pavlopoulos.

    In his address, Pavlopoulos referred to the current government's legalisation process for tens of thousands of illegal immigrants in the country following the last legalisation process, while not ruling out further initiatives to legalise foreign nationals illegally in Greece. He also cited efforts by the government to integrate foreign nationals into Greek society with full rights.

    "We want international cooperation, as it is necessary in the exercise of immigration policy within the framework of the EU as well as the United Nations," he said.

    On his part, Institute president Alexandros Zavos said the migration phenomenon is not "social" but a "phenomenon that arrived in Europe and will remain..."

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