Wednesday, 5 August 2015
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  • More than a fifth of Greeks materially deprived, survey finds


    Almost half of poor households in Greece were unable to afford a meal with meat, chicken or fish (or vegetarian equivalent) every second day and 63 percent of them were in payment arrears with utility bills in 2013, according to data on material deprivation published recently by the country’s statistical authority (ELSTAT).
  • Income inequality in Greece remained high in 2013

    Photo by Harry van Versendaal 14/07/2015

    The share of the income of the wealthiest fifth in Greek society was 6.6 times higher than that of the poorest fifth in 2013, data published this week by the Hellenic Statistical Authority shows.
  • At risk of poverty/social exclusion rate in Greece edged up to 36 pct in 2013

    Photo by Harry van Versendaal 09/07/2015

    The percentage of the Greek population at risk of poverty or social exclusion continued to rise in 2013, reaching 36 percent, up from 35.7 percent in 2012, according to data released by the Hellenic Statistical Authority on Wednesday.
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  • On the Greek crisis and German imbalances


    Policies undertaken from a narrow national perspective that encourage systematic fiscal surpluses, coupled with a national consensus on wage suppression between unions and industry facilitated by the state, impact negatively upon domestic spending while increasing national saving.
  • For Greek banks, it's business as unusual

    Photo by MacroPolis 23/07/2015

    Now that the rather bizarrely termed “bank holiday” has come to an end in Greece after three weeks - although domestic and external capital controls - continue, it is appropriate to take stock of the situation and inquire where do we go from here.
  • Which way now, Mr Tsipras?

    Photo by Harry van Versendaal 17/07/2015

    After his haphazard cross-country drive across Europe over the last six months, Alexis Tsipras has arrived at the crossroads. He has already been forced by European lenders to make a huge compromise; now he has to decide whether he will be just as ruthless with dissenters in his own party.