Greece is the most socially unjust country in the European Union, with its performance deteriorating rapidly during the crisis, according to a recent study by the Bertelsmann Foundation.
We recently highlighted the difficulties the Greek coalition was having in steering a steady course as far as its relations with Moscow are concerned. Now, a new survey has outlined to what extent Greece is an outlier within Europe on how Russia is viewed.
The average monthly expenditure of Greek households dropped 7.8 percent year on year (YoY) to 1,509.39 euros in 2013, according to the 2013 Household Budget Survey published by the Hellenic Statistical Authority (ELSTAT).
The coalition’s efforts to convince Greeks that an economic recovery is on its way after six years of recession appears to be bearing little fruit so far, according to two new opinion polls.
The devastating impact on wages, employment and the social security system over the crisis years is clearly depicted in the annual report of the Labour Institute (INE) of the General Confederation of Greek Workers (GSEE) published today.
Average wages in Greece fell by more than 10 percent in 2013, according to data published by the Social Insurance Institute (IKA), the country’s main social security organisation.
A study published in the latest Bank of Greece (BoG) economic bulletin highlighted the deterioration in Greek households’ living and income conditions during the years of crisis (2008-2012).
The results of a survey by the Labour Institute (INE) of the General Confederation of Greek Workers (GSEE), which was published on July 17, highlighted how salary earners’ purchasing power has been limited.
As we have highlighted before, one of the consequences of the Greek crisis often overlooked is that the vast majority of the country’s unemployed do not receive benefits as they would in many European Union countries.
During the economic crisis people have been watching Greece closely for signs of a change in mentality or attitudes in the country, particularly with respect to whether young Greeks are adopting different practices to the previous generation.