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Greek Crisis

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Greece's Pension Plight- 17 Jul 2015
Whatever the outcome of the current crisis in Greece, one issue isn’t going away: pensions.

Demographics haven't helped. The number of pensioners has been rising since 2009. That's either because the state has offered incentives to workers to retire as part of efforts to cut wage costs, or because workers themselves rushed to do so before the government raised the retirement age.
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July 01, 2015
A pensioner (C) is squeezed as she waits outside a National Bank branch to receive part of her pension...
Athens, Greece
A pensioner is squeezed as she waits outside a National Bank branch to receive part of her pension in...
A pensioner (C) is squeezed as she waits outside a National Bank branch to receive part of her pension in Athens, Greece July 1, 2015. Greece was appealing to its euro zone partners and the European Central Bank on Wednesday to keep it afloat after defaulting on its debt to the International Monetary Fund and losing frozen international bailout money. REUTERS/Alkis Konstantinidis
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July 07, 2015
A pensioner leans against the main door of a branch of the National Bank as he waits to receive part...
Athens, Greece
A pensioner leans against the main door of a branch of the National Bank in Athens
A pensioner leans against the main door of a branch of the National Bank as he waits to receive part of his pension in Athens, Greece, July 7, 2015. Greece faces a last chance to stay in the euro zone on Tuesday when Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras puts proposals to an emergency euro zone summit after Greek voters resoundingly rejected the austerity terms of a defunct bailout. REUTERS/Yannis Behrakis TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY
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June 29, 2015
Pensioners waiting outside a closed National Bank branch and hoping to get their pensions, argue with...
IRAKLIO, Greece
Pensioners waiting outside a closed National Bank branch and hoping to get their pensions, argue with...
Pensioners waiting outside a closed National Bank branch and hoping to get their pensions, argue with a bank employee (L) in Iraklio on the island of Crete, Greece June 29, 2015. Greeks struggled to adjust to shuttered banks, closed cash machines and a climate of rumours and conspiracy theories on Monday as a breakdown in talks between Athens and its creditors plunged the country deep into crisis. REUTERS/Stefanos Rapanis TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY
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July 09, 2015
A pensioner (C) reacts as she tries to enter a National Bank branch to receive part of her pension at...
IRAKLIO, Greece
A pensioner reacts as she tries to enter a National Bank branch to receive part of her pension at the...
A pensioner (C) reacts as she tries to enter a National Bank branch to receive part of her pension at the city of Iraklio in the island of Crete, Greece July 9, 2015. A race to save Greece from bankruptcy and keep it in the euro gathered pace on Wednesday when Athens formally applied for a three-year loan and European authorities launched an accelerated review of the request. REUTERS/Stefanos Rapanis TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY
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July 02, 2015
A pensioner is helped by a bank manager after collapsing while waiting along with dozens of other pensioners...
Athens, Greece
A pensioner is helped by a bank manager after collapsing while waiting along with dozens of other pensioners...
A pensioner is helped by a bank manager after collapsing while waiting along with dozens of other pensioners outside a National Bank in Athens, Greece, July 2, 2015. A limited number of banks opened specially to pay out retirement benefits have become a powerful symbol of the misery facing Greece and the problems mounting for Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras. REUTERS/Yannis Behrakis
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July 01, 2015
A pensioner reacts as she obtains a priority ticket to get part of her pension outside a National Bank...
Athens, Greece
A pensioner reacts as she obtains a priority ticket to get part of her pension outside a National Bank...
A pensioner reacts as she obtains a priority ticket to get part of her pension outside a National Bank branch in Athens, Greece, July 1, 2015. Greece's last-minute overtures to international creditors for financial aid on Tuesday were not enough to save the country from becoming the first developed economy to default on a loan with the International Monetary Fund. REUTERS/Jean-Paul Pelissier
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July 06, 2015
A pensioner argues with an official as he tries to enter a National Bank branch to receive part of his...
Athens, Greece
A pensioner argues with an official as he tries to enter a National Bank branch to receive part of his...
A pensioner argues with an official as he tries to enter a National Bank branch to receive part of his pension in Athens, Greece, July 6, 2015. Greeks overwhelmingly rejected conditions of a rescue package from creditors on Sunday, throwing the future of the country's euro zone membership into further doubt and deepening a standoff with lenders. REUTERS/Christian Hartmann
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July 09, 2015
A pensioner (R) undergoing oxygen therapy reacts as she tries to enter a National Bank branch to receive...
Thessaloniki, Greece
A pensioner undergoing oxygen therapy reacts as she tries to enter a National Bank branch to receive...
A pensioner (R) undergoing oxygen therapy reacts as she tries to enter a National Bank branch to receive part of her pension in the city of Thessaloniki, Greece July 9, 2015. A race to save Greece from bankruptcy and keep it in the euro gathered pace on Wednesday when Athens formally applied for a three-year loan and European authorities launched an accelerated review of the request. REUTERS/Alexandros Avramidis
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June 29, 2015
Giorgos, a 77-year-old pensioner from Athens, sits outside a branch of the National Bank of Greece as...
Athens, Greece
Giorgos, a 77-year-old pensioner from Athens, sits outside a branch of the National Bank of Greece as...
Giorgos, a 77-year-old pensioner from Athens, sits outside a branch of the National Bank of Greece as he waits along with dozens of other pensioners, hoping to get their pensions in Athens, Greece June 29, 2015. Greece closed its banks and imposed capital controls on Sunday to check the growing strains on its crippled financial system, bringing the prospect of being forced out of the euro into plain sight. REUTERS/Yannis Behrakis TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY
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July 07, 2015
A pensioner waits outside a branch of the National Bank to receive part of his pension in Athens, Greece,...
Athens, Greece
A pensioner waits outside a branch of the National Bank to receive part of his pension in Athens
A pensioner waits outside a branch of the National Bank to receive part of his pension in Athens, Greece, July 7, 2015. Greece faces a last chance to stay in the euro zone on Tuesday when Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras puts proposals to an emergency euro zone summit after Greek voters resoundingly rejected the austerity terms of a defunct bailout. REUTERS/Yannis Behrakis
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July 10, 2015
A pensioner (L) waits with others to receive part of their pension at a National Bank branch in Athens,...
Athens, Greece
A pensioner waits with others to receive part of pension at National Bank branch in Athens
A pensioner (L) waits with others to receive part of their pension at a National Bank branch in Athens, Greece July 10, 2015. The Greek parliament will give the government a mandate to negotiate with creditors for a cash-for-reforms deal, the parliamentary spokesman of the ruling Syriza party told reporters on Friday. REUTERS/Alkis Konstantinidis
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June 29, 2015
Vallia (L), a 75-year-old pensioner from Athens, holds onto the door of a branch of the National Bank...
Athens, Greece
Vallia, a pensioner from Athens, holds onto the door of a branch of the National Bank of Greece hoping...
Vallia (L), a 75-year-old pensioner from Athens, holds onto the door of a branch of the National Bank of Greece hoping to get her pension, next to other pensioners in Athens, Greece June 29, 2015. Greece closed its banks and imposed capital controls on Sunday to check the growing strains on its crippled financial system, bringing the prospect of being forced out of the euro into plain sight. REUTERS/Yannis Behrakis TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY
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July 08, 2015
A pensioner exits a National Bank branch after receiving part of his pension in Athens, Greece July 8,...
Athens, Greece
A pensioner exits a National Bank branch after receiving part of his pension in Athens
A pensioner exits a National Bank branch after receiving part of his pension in Athens, Greece July 8, 2015. Euro zone members have given Greece until the end of the week to come up with a proposal for sweeping reforms in return for loans that will keep the country from crashing out of Europe's currency bloc and into economic ruin. REUTERS/Alkis Konstantinidis
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July 13, 2015
A pensioner waits to receive part of his pension at a National Bank branch in Athens, Greece July 13,...
Athens, Greece
A pensioner waits to receive part of his pension at a National Bank branch in Athens
A pensioner waits to receive part of his pension at a National Bank branch in Athens, Greece July 13, 2015. Euro zone leaders clinched a deal with Greece on Monday to negotiate a third bailout to keep the near-bankrupt country in the euro zone after a whole night of haggling at an emergency summit. REUTERS/Yiannis Kourtoglou TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY
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July 15, 2015
A pensioner arrives at a National Bank branch to receive part of his pension in Athens, Greece July 15,...
Athens, Greece
A pensioner arrives at a National Bank branch to receive part of his pension in Athens
A pensioner arrives at a National Bank branch to receive part of his pension in Athens, Greece July 15, 2015. Greek banks will remain closed through to Thursday, the finance ministry said ahead of a parliamentary vote over tough austerity measures demanded by Greece's creditors in return for a third bailout. REUTERS/Yiannis Kourtoglou
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July 10, 2015
A pensioner holds a priority ticket as he waits to receive part of his pension at a National Bank branch...
Athens, Greece
A pensioner holds a priority ticket as he waits to receive part of his pension at a National Bank branch...
A pensioner holds a priority ticket as he waits to receive part of his pension at a National Bank branch in Athens, Greece July 10, 2015. The Greek parliament will give the government a mandate to negotiate with creditors for a cash-for-reforms deal, the parliamentary spokesman of the ruling Syriza party told reporters on Friday. REUTERS/Alkis Konstantinidis
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