Lowest income groups in Greece saw wages drop and taxes rise most during crisis
Lower income groups in Greece saw their tax burden increase by 337.7 percent from 2008 to 2012, compared to a 9 percent rise for higher income groups, a new report on the impact of the crisis and austerity policies on incomes, inequality and poverty in Greece has found.
Greek austerity programme compromising some basic rights, EU Parliament report finds
Austerity measures adopted in Greece within the context of the economic crisis have in many instances conflicted with the state’s obligation to ensure protection of fundamental rights, a report commissioned by the European Parliament’s Committee on Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs (LIBE) has found.
Greece must tackle foreign bribery by Greek firms, OECD says
Efforts in Greece to tackle domestic corruption need to give a much higher priority to fighting foreign bribery, and especially target the export, shipping and SME sector, a report from a leading anti-graft watchdog has said.
Gender stereotyping rife in workplace, say Greeks
Greeks are most likely to believe that gender stereotyping is widespread in the workplace than citizens in other 27 EU states, a new opinion survey on gender equality has found.
Greek digital economy lagging due to weak demand, lack of skills
Greece’s digital economy is being held back by a weak demand for internet services, low levels of digital skills as well as suspicion about doing business online, a new EU-wide survey published this week has found.
EU experts concerned about level of xenophobia, violence against migrants in Greece
Xenophobia and violence against migrants reached worrying levels last year in Greece, which among other issues continues to segregate Roma children in some schools, a new report from Europe’s anti-discrimination watchdog has found.
Greece almost last in EU for press freedom, index finds
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.
Structural problems and dramatic drop in funding harm mental health care in Greece
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 at risk due to political links and concentration, study finds
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.
Third of Greek households trapped in debt and poverty, study suggests
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.