As Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras prepared for his meeting with US President Donald Trump in Washington on Tuesday afternoon, Greece’s opposition parties tried to ensure that the SYRIZA leader did not have the spotlight just to himself.
The story of Greece’s property markets trials and triumphs over the last few years reads like the pages of a dramatic novel. There was the mighty rise followed by a sudden and brutal collapse, to today’s market which is steeped in rumour and speculation.
The latest gender inequality index released by the EU has revealed that Greece has made the worst overall progress on gender equality between 2005 and 2015.
Greece had a current account deficit of 15 percent of GDP in 2008, when the crisis struck. Unit labour costs since euro adoption had increased by 35 percent, compared to less than 20 percent in the euro area.
Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras goes into Tuesday’s meeting with US President Donald Trump buoyed by his talks with potential investors, but also the latest exchanges between Athens and the International Monetary Fund (IMF).
According to the Hellenic Statistical Authority’s (ELSTAT) second estimate for the 2016 Annual National Accounts, Greece found itself in a marginal recession of 0.2 percent in real terms last year.
Total monthly household expenditure fell by 2.5 percent in Greece, according to the Hellenic Statistical Authority’ (ELSTAT) latest household budget survey.
“Nothing will be quite the same again,” Greek Finance Minister Euclid Tsakalotos wrote on the European Union flag given to his German counterpart Wolfgang Schaeuble on October 9, as the latter attended his 113th and last Eurogroup.