Human Rights Commissioner calls for improvements to battered healthcare systemSociety
A report on Greece by the Commissioner for Human Rights of the Council of Europe has shown the severe impact of the country’s crisis on Greece’s healthcare sector as well as the health of Greeks.
Central Athens shop closures at six-year low, mixed picture in other commercial centres
A survey by the Hellenic Confederation of Commerce and Entrepreneurship (ESEE) has revealed that the number of shuttered shops in Athens’ city centre has dropped to its lowest level since 2012.
Clearer roadmap for completion of third programme emergingEconomyProgramme
The roadmap ahead for Greece had gradually started taking shape as Athens enters the final six months of its programme and gets a clearer picture on the key dates and deliverables.
Part-time work, low pay characterise crisis-era job marketSociety
Research by the Centre of Athens Labour Unions (EKA) has shown that women and young workers were hardest hit by changes in Greece’s post-crisis job market.
Manufacturing wage cuts were turned into profit, GSEE study claimsEconomyFeatures
A study by the General Confederation of Greek Workers (GSEE) has stated that lower wages during the crisis resulted in greater profit margins for companies rather than lowering prices.
Survey shows that Greeks cut back on healthcare visits in 2017Society
Research by the National School of Public Health has revealed the changing habits of Greeks during the crisis when it comes to addressing their health problems.
Business balance positive in 2017, small companies continue to dominate
Data from the General Commercial Register database (GEMI) has shown that in 2017, the balance of companies which joined the registry as opposed to those which left it was the highest since 2011.
Coalition appears to reach common ground with notaries over property auctionsEconomyProgramme
The government believes that it has reached an understanding with Greece’s notaries that will lead to them calling off their strike and allowing electronic auctions to begin at the end of the month.
Debt relief-for-reforms option being discussed for post-programme eraEconomyProgramme
Greece’s lenders are discussing the possibility of reaching an agreement with Athens to link debt relief to future reforms after the end of the third programme, a eurozone official told journalists in Brussels on Tuesday.
Sub-tranche released but PPC poses key challenge in reviewEconomyProgramme
The European Stability Mechanism (ESM) disbursed the 800-million-euro sub-tranche from the Greek programme on Monday as Athens focusses on completing dozens of prior actions in the hope of concluding the third review before the end of the year.