The failure to deal with police violence against journalists during protests is mainly to blame for Greece being ranked second lowest in the European Union for media freedom, the authors of the 2015 World Press Freedom Index have said.
Greece’s mental health and integration systems have been ranked among the worst in 30 European countries due to structural problems before the crisis and a drop in direct funding of 64 percent under austerity, a report published last month has found.
Media pluralism in Greece is mostly threatened by the high concentration of media power and the underlying interdependence between political, economic and media elites, a new EU-co-funded study has found.
Over a third of Greek homes are mired in poverty and debt, largely due to disposable incomes nose-diving below the poverty line and the pilling up of household bills, a survey from a country’s largest small- and medium business association has found.
Greeks are the most pessimistic among their European Union counterparts about the future of the 28-member bloc, view it mainly in a negative light and most don’t see themselves as European citizens, according to the results of a biannual survey from the European Commission.
He or she is aged between 30 and 44, works full-time in a business run by a sole proprietor and grosses less than the average salary in the private sector. These are the general characteristics of a typical employee in Greece in 2014, according to figures presented by the Labour Ministry this week.
Greece’s public sector is no longer alone in being viewed as the most corrupt in the European Union, according to a worldwide survey of perceptions of graft in 174 states and territories.
The percentage of Greeks who believe that the bilateral issues between Greece and Turkey can be solved through dialogue has declined significantly to reach its lowest level since 2003, according to a new survey that also shows that support for the idea that Greece and Cypriot share common interests remains stable.
In its 2014 report titled “Productive jobs for Greece”, the International Labour Organisation (ILO) highlighted this week the crucial role of social protection in times of crisis, while outlining the impact that the lengthy recession and adjustment programme has had.
In 2012, just over one in five (22.3%) parents or guardians living in poor households in Greece said they were unable to provide a proper daily meal (consisting of meat, chicken, fish or vegetarian alternative) to the children in their care, according to official figures published this week.