Georgiou conviction may test relationship with lenders

PoliticsGreek Politics Tags: EC, Justice
Photo by Panayotis Tzamaros/Fosphotos
Photo by Panayotis Tzamaros/Fosphotos

An Athens court handed the former head of the Hellenic Statistical Authority (ELSTAT), Andreas Georgiou, a two-year suspended jail sentence on Tuesday, potentially complicating the relationship between Athens and its lenders.

The Appeals Court found Georgiou guilty of one of the three charges he faced, which was of failing to consult properly with the ELSTAT board before sending the organisation’s revised 2009 deficit data to Eurostsat in November 2010.

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