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.
Newspapers, political parties and television remain the most distrusted institutions in Greece by the public, while confidence in the army and police is at an all-time high, a survey by a leading pollster has found.
Greece climbed to third place in the EU’s poverty tables in 2013, data released by the EU’s statistical arm on Tuesday showed.