The share of adults in Greece who score at the highest levels of proficiency in literacy, numeracy and problem solving is considerably smaller than the OECD average, an adult skills audit by the Paris-based organisation has found.
Greece remains the second most expensive country in the EU – after Cyprus – for milk, cheese and eggs, one of the nine categories of goods out of 13 that are above average EU prices, according to new data from Eurostat.
The percentage of Greek citizens living in extreme poverty increased from 2.2 to 15 percent – an increase of 580 percent – between 2009 and 2015, a new study that digs deeper into poverty statistics in Greece has found.
Over seven in ten of the homeless in central Athens have ended up on the streets since the onset of the crisis and almost half of the homeless say that losing their job was following by the loss of their home, research stemming from a Norwegian-funded antipoverty programme for the Greek capital has found.
The overwhelming majority of Greeks believe people fleeing war and persecution should be able to find refuge in other countries and that the Greek government should be doing more to help them, according to a new survey from one of the world’s leading human rights organisations.
Over nine in ten young Greeks aged 16–30 feel marginalised in their own country due to the economic crisis, with 43 percent feeling they need to move to another EU country to study, train or work.
Almost two-thirds of Greeks, including the majority of those who voted for SYRIZA in the last election, do not believe that refugees can integrate to Greek society, according a poll published recently.
Almost half of Greece’s citizens (47 percent) believe the statement that “we have a democracy in name only, not substance”, a new survey into the Greek public’s trust in democratic institutions has found.
Greece is continuing its “long convalescence” in terms of media freedom but it remains to be seen whether the government can keep its promises to challenge the country’s media barons, the latest annual report from the international media watchdog Reporters without Borders (RSF) has found.
Greece tops the EU league tables in terms of the number of lawyers per population and has by far the highest number of pending administrative cases before the courts, a comparative survey of EU justice systems shows.