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Photo via First-wave champion Greece stumbles at vaccine roll-out

It is perhaps because of the euphoria brought by tourism – both the ability of Greeks themselves to enjoy a holiday, and the positive impact on the national economy - that the general public has been willing to tolerate daily case numbers averaging between 2,000 and 3,000 throughout the summer, and double-digit daily fatalities climbing above 40 going into September, which experts have taken to describing as “a busload of people going off a cliff every day”.

Contributor: Georgia Nakou

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Categories: Europe (260), Politics (342), Society (115), Greece (438)

Stock taking: Where is the Greek economy now?

The summer month of August is a good moment to sit back and reflect on the broader underlying events in our daily lives.[1] This also holds true for thinking about the macroeconomy of Greece. We can ponder and look at developments from a certain vantage point to ascertain what developments are probably transient and passing, and which ones are more durable and structural.

Contributor: Bob Traa & Jens Bastian

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Categories: Politics (342), Economy (289), Greece (438)

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