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Posts in Economy
Greece has earned plaudits for tackling the Covid-19 threat to publich health but now faces a challenge in containing the impact on the country's fragile economy.
Greece’s handling of the coronavirus pandemic has been admired internationally for both the control of the spread and the remarkable low number of fatalities. Given the recent history and tough economic austerity endured, Greece has put the USA, France and the UK to shame on both a per capita and cumulative basis.
Contributor: Robert Quartly-Janeiro
On March 26th, the European Council issued a joint statement stressing the objective of a ‘green transition’: "The urgency is presently on fighting the Coronavirus pandemic and its immediate consequences.
Contributor: Olivier Vardakoulias
Despite undergoing three adjustment programmes over the course of eight years, it is widely accepted that Greece emerged from its economic crisis having achieved limited progress in terms of structural reforms.
Contributor: Nick Malkoutzis
During the same week in January that Wuhan went into complete lockdown, Fitch upgraded Greece’s credit rating to just two notches away from investment grade. The following week, Greece issued its first 15-year bond, attracting strong interest and a very attractive yield.
Contributor: Yiannis Mouzakis