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Posts on August 2017
Open wounds that burn forests
Ninety-one forest fires within 24 hours were recorded in Tuesday’s report by the Fire Service.
Contributor: Theodota Nantsou
Categories: Europe (276), Politics (367), Society (131), Greece (469)
The whole truth and nothing but the truth
Anyone who believes that it is imperative for a country’s economic data to be grounded in reality rather than fantasy has understood that the case against the former head of the Hellenic Statistical Authority (ELSTAT), Andreas Georgiou, is a farce.
Contributor: Nick Malkoutzis
Categories: Europe (276), Politics (367), Greece (469)
Could reforms have prevented Greece's economic collapse?
The Greek economy’s collapse in the 2010-2013 period has become legendary. Greece had already been hit hard by the global financial crisis in 2009, when it posted a sharp GDP drop of -4.3 percent.
Contributor: Yiannis Mouzakis
Categories: Economy (314), Greece (469)