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Greek consumers take effort to lower prices into their own hands

By: Nick Malkoutzis

One of the common complaints in Greece over the past few years is that although wages and pensions have been reduced substantially, the prices of even basic goods remain high. The crisis has, however, prompted somewhat of an awakening among a section of Greek consumers.

Photo by Harry van Versendaal Fight against tax evasion yields results, reveals challenges

By: Nick Malkoutzis

Improving tax collection in Greece has been one of the dominant themes over the past three years as the government not only tries to boost its revenues but also aims to ensure greater fairness amongst taxpayers, which is a key factor towards increasing the acceptance of the challenging fiscal adjustment program the country embarked on in 2010.

Photo by Harry van Versendaal Greece trying to lay 'phantom' pensions to rest

By: Nick Malkoutzis

One of the main problems the Greek state faced at the start of the crisis was putting right the obvious public administration inefficiencies that had become an undue burden on the country’s finances while also being a source of gross unfairness. An example of this was Greece’s pension system and the poor way in which it was managed.

Photo by Harry van Versendaal Tech start-ups click into place to fight off Greek recession

By: Nick Malkoutzis

It is clear that the economic environment in Greece over the last few years has been unfavourable for local businesses. Demand has plummeted, liquidity has evaporated and political instability coupled with international speculation about Greece’s future in the euro have created numerous and large obstacles for Greek entrepreneurs in all sectors.

Photo by Myrto Papadopoulos [www.myrtopapadopoulos.com] Volunteers try to fill void left by retreating Greek state

By: Nick Malkoutzis

One of the most worrying aspects of the crisis has been that the financial constraints on the state and its ever-decreasing role in a number of areas, such as social welfare, healthcare and urban services. This has left thousands of Greeks directly exposed to some of the worst effects of the recession.

Photo by Myrto Papadopoulos [www.myrtopapadopoulos.com] Risk of poverty in Greece rising to alarming levels

Almost one in three Greeks are living at risk of poverty – well above the European Union average and the highest proportion in the eurozone – according to figures published this week by Eurostat.

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