There is no issue or raising the retirement ages, alternate labor minister George Koutroumanis assured on Monday, referring to press information that Germany is pressuring the EU countries in that direction in the context of the proposal for a "competitiveness pact".

Speaking on a private radio station, Koutroumanis explained that the measures being asked of other countries have, to a very great degree, already been incorporated in Greece in the new social security law passed in the summer of 2010, and consequently there is no issue for Greece regarding retirement ages.