The Greek economy’s debt legacy issues have been lasting despite some progress in the last few years and they were once again captured in the latest annual report published by the research arm of Greece’s largest union GSEE.
The demographic challenge facing Greece, and several other European countries, is widely acknowledged and has been presented in detail in the ageing reports published by the European Commission.
The latest poverty data from ELSTAT covering 2022, using 2021 as reference year, was published on Monday.
The latest living conditions published by ELSTAT on Friday shows that poverty resumed an upward trend in 2021 after a series of declines that started in 2014, with 2020 marking the most recent annual low.
A lot has happened in the two years since Kyriakos Mitsotakis, freshly elected as Greek PM, took to the stage at the UN General Assembly in 2019 to launch “a new, ambitious, national strategy on energy and climate change” for Greece, a strategy which was outlined and quantified in the National Energy and Climate Plan adopted a few months later.
The household budget survey published on Wednesday by ELSTAT captures the effect that the pandemic and the lockdown restrictions had on Greek household spending in 2020.
Greek households are being warned about the possibility of steep hikes in their electricity bills this winter, as the government scrambles to cushion the effects of inflation across a range of basic goods.
In February 2019, the then leader of the opposition Kyriakos Mitsotakis welcomed the publication of an expert committee report on the management of forest fires in Greece, calling its recommendations “a blueprint for the steps we will follow”.
Greece has been singled out for its poor performance in the global rankings of the World Economic Forum (WEF) 2021 Global Gender Gap Report.
Controversial legislation passed by the Greek Parliament contains a provision which could open the door to commercial exploitation of parts of the Natura 2000 network, in contravention of EU legislation.