Labour ministry orders review of decision finding inmate Aristidis Floros disabled

Labour, Social Insurance and Social Solidarity Minister Efi Achtsioglou has ordered EFKA, Greece’s unified social insurance agency, to initiate a review of the disability certification issued for prison inmate Aristidis Floros, granted to him by the Centre for Certifying Disability (KEPA).

“The correctness of the specific decision establishing the degree of disability will be meticulously examined by EFKA and its services. In the case that the decision does not meet all the requirements of legality and scientific substantiation, the labour ministry will exercise its maximum severity and pursue all means for its revision. In this context, a sworn administrative inquiry will be ordered immediately to examine every aspect of this case,” said a ministry announcement issued on Sunday.

On the basis of KEPA’s decision, a Halkida judicial council was obliged to order Floros’ release from prison, where he was serving a 21-year prison sentence for the Energa embezzlement case.