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Posts on January 2023
Does the EU Commission suffer from optimism bias? (Part 1)
This blog post is based on Chapter 8 of a new book: “The Macroeconomy of the European Union,” by Bob Traa, available on Amazon.com. The book examines structural considerations for potential growth, fiscal and debt developments, and the fiscal rules in the EU27 and in each individual member state, including Greece.
Contributor: Bob Traa & Jens Bastian
Categories: Europe (276), Economy (314)
What's the problem with Greece's media?
Recently Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis dismissed concerns about media independence in his country and described the Reporters Without Borders (RSF) assessment of Greece lying in 108th place in the organisation's annual World Press Freedom Index as "crap".
Contributor: Agora Podcast
Categories: Politics (367), Society (131), Greece (469)