The Hellenic Bank Association is asking for an increase in the limit on cash withdrawals per bank account to 2,000 euros per month, from the current 840 euros per 14 days, along with a further relaxation of capital controls, mainly for enterprises. Source Ekhathimerina
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The state of Berlin has been ordered to pay a Muslim teacher €6,900 after it rejected her job application on the grounds that she wore a head scarf. The Berlin labour court ordered the state to pay the woman the equivalent of two months’ salary. A second case of a teacher whom the state rejected because of her head scarf is also currently being considered by the court. Source The Local
Defence Secretary Sir Michael Fallon has committed the UK to backing future military action in Syria in retaliation for any use of chemical weapons by President Bashar al-Assad. Source The Independent
Britain could launch military retaliation such as air strikes against a future cyber attack, the Defence Secretary has suggested. Sir Michael Fallon warned potential attackers that a strike on UK systems “could invite a response from any domain – air, land, sea or cyberspace”. Source The Telegraph