Democratic Alliance party president MP Dora Bakoyannis on Tuesday suggested the immediate re-examination of pensions paid to WWII-era national resistance fighters. In a tabled question addressed to Labour & Social Insurance Minister Giorgos Koutroumanis, she referred to “unreasonable expenditures” and “pension approvals based on political criteria and clientele relations”. She also called for all relevant documents be submitted to Parliament.
“In many instances individuals who were not eligible presented false documents to receive the national resistance pension,” according to Bakoyannis.
She also asked the government if it “intends to order an investigation into pensions received by alleged resistance fighters born in the 1930s who, during WWII, were either infants or under the age of 10," as she said.