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Photo by Harry van Versendaal Despite pledges, Greeks uncertain and feel recovery will take years

Much of the government’s strategy for political survival and for retaining support for the fiscal adjustment programme relies on Greeks beginning to feel from this year that their country is turning the corner. A new poll published this week underlines just how big a challenge the coalition faces in convincing people that a recovery is on the way.

Photo by Myrto Papadopoulos [] Most popular society articles of 2013

Here are our three most popular articles from the society section in 2013. For those who have already read them, a big thank you from the Macropolis team. For those reading them for the first time, we hope it gives you an idea of what we do.

Newfound variety helps Greek winemakers enjoy exports boost

By: Nick Malkoutzis

One of the aims of Greece’s adjustment program has been to make the country more competitive, with a particular view towards boosting its exports. The main tool for this exercise has been the policy of internal devaluation, which has seen wages drop substantially.

Greeks not self-inflicting HIV but new cases have been rising markedly

The claim seemed absurd from the start and the World Health Organisation (WHO) confirmed on Tuesday that it had made an error in one of its reports, which stated that half of new HIV infections in Greece were “self-inflicted” so sufferers could claim state benefits.

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