Parliament to 'adopt' children of police, firemen killed on duty

The Greek Parliament Conference of Presidents on Thursday unanimously adopted a proposal by Parliament President Philippos Petsalnikos to adopt 15 children of police officers and firemen that lost their lives in the line of duty.

The initiative was along the same lines as that taken by Parliament last year, when it adopted the 42 orphan children of Greek Airforce and Army Air Force officers killed in the line of duty.

The 'adopted' children will be given an annual stipend until they come of age, or until 25 years if they are students. The amount given will range from 10,000 euro for a single child, 18,000 euro for two siblings, 21,000 euro for three children and 25,000 euro for four.


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