Digital initiatives challenged by opposition focussed on cost of living and political hiresPoliticsGreek Politics
The New Democracy administration unveiled a digital wallet as part of its ongoing e-government overhaul, but for opposition SYRIZA the announcement was an opportunity to ask questions about the stalled digital ID project and the conservatives’ record in public administration reform.
One unicorn does not a Silicon Valley make: positive news on startup front also highlights limitations
Record investments in Greek startups and a number of headline-grabbing exits – including Greece’s first “unicorn” – have generated a lot of interest in the space which the government views as a national success story. A closer look at the numbers reveals positive trends over recent years, however it also highlights the need for some perspective around a subject that is often susceptible to hype.