Greece: MPs reject deregulation of pharmacy working hours

25 January, 13:48

(ANSAmed) - ATHENS, JANUARY 25 - Greek Parliament late on Tuesday voted against an article on the deregulation of pharmacies' working hours that was contained in an omnibus bill introduced by the finance ministry, as Athens News reported. "The article 29 is rejected," said Parliament speaker Evangelos Argiris early on Wednesday, after 152 MPs out of 253 voted against the reform or abstained. Only 101 MPs voted in favour of the article. Forty Pasok MPs were among those who opposed the article. Commenting the outcome of the vote, government sources stressed that they expected the outcome and said it was "clear" that pharmacy representatives have a strong influence on the MPs. They said the government would reintroduce a new legislative initiative on the working hours issue. (ANSAmed).

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