A state-sponsored conference on female fertility has caused embarrassment at the highest level of the Greek government and institutions, after its agenda was revealed to be heavily influenced by the church and the far right.
If the much-anticipated meeting between Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis with Turkey’s President Recep Tayyip Erdogan was focussed on breaking the ice at a personal level and creating the necessary conditions for a calm summer, then their talks in Brussels on Monday could be considered a first step in this direction.
The budget primary balance recorded a deficit of 8.17 billion euros in the first five months of 2021, compared with a deficit of 4.84 billion in the same period of 2020, the preliminary Finance Ministry (MoF) budget execution bulletin for May showed on Tuesday.
The government’s proposed labour reforms will be at the heart of a political battle in Greece this week as the draft law moves to Parliament’s full assembly ahead of a vote that is likely to take place on Wednesday.
Road motor vehicles going into circulation for the first time rose by 54.1 percent in May compared to a jump of 361 percent in April, Hellenic Statistical Authority (ELSTAT) data showed on Friday.
Greece has been singled out for its poor performance in the global rankings of the World Economic Forum (WEF) 2021 Global Gender Gap Report.
In Blog 5 for Macropolis, we demonstrated that in Greece the government employment trend, in relative terms, is outstripping the hiring trend in the private sector almost irrespective of the economic cycle.