The Supreme Court issued a bombshell decision regarding the settlement of EFKA’s debts with the Katseli law. As stated in the aforementioned decision, the above debts can be settled. That is, they have the possibility to settle their debts and to retire those freelancers and farmers who reserve the right to a pension. Essentially, the Supreme Court rejected an appeal of the EFKA against the borrower and recommended that the EFKA debts be definitively included in the Katseli law and the debts are deleted.
What do labor experts say?
This decision was commented today by the labor expert Kostas Tsoukalas speaking to OPEN. “With the law of 2015, Law 4336, debts of the EFKA were also included in the Katseli Law. The EFKA and the IRS came and said that this law is unconstitutional. While the state voted that debts are entered, the state itself came to the courts and said no, it is unconstitutional and they are not entered. The Magistrates’ Courts and Courts of First Instance had different opinions. The Supreme Court made a decision that said it rejected an appeal of the EFKA against the borrower and no… the debts of the EFKA are definitively included in the Katseli Law in the regulatory framework and the debts are deleted. This concerns pending cases. There is no Katseli Law on new applications anymore. They are applications that have already been tried and are pending in the Court of Appeal. But this is an important decision,” stressed Mr. Tsoukalas.
EFKA from 2017 until today has not found the way for what should be deleted when it has a court decision of the Katseli Law, what it keeps to grant a pension to insured persons – even though it has addressed 5 committees on this issue, it noted among others.