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Former ELSTAT Chief Georgiou Acquitted for Criminal Breach of Duty

A three-member misdemeanors court found the former head of Greece’s statistics agency ELSTAT innocent of the charge of criminal breach of duty following a marathon hearing session on Tuesday that lasted five hours. Andreas Georgiou was accused of keeping his...

Handelsblatt: Greece Seeks Scapegoat for Greek Statistics, Karamanlis Implicated

German newspaper Handelsblatt's article, titled "The Scapegoat of Greece" casts the spotlight on the prosecution of Andreas Georgiou, the former chief of Hellenic Statistical Authority (ELSTAT) by the Greek justice system. The article states that Greek politicians are seeking...

Prosecution of Former ELSTAT Chief Is Another Diversion from Greece's Harsh Economic Reality

This summer the Greek government is creating a series of diversions in order to make the populace forget temporarily the enormous new taxes they have to pay and the hike in prices of almost all staples and consumer goods. After...

EU Letter Violates Greek Constitution, Alternate Justice Min Says

"The letter of Valdis Dombrovskis, Pierre Moscovisi and Marianne Thyssen does not only violate the Greek Constitution but also the EU institutional acquis," Alternate Justice Minister Dimitris Papangelopoulos said in a statement on Thursday. "The three European officials essentially ask...

Greek Government 'Surprised' by EC Intervention on Supreme Court's ELSTAT Probe

The European Commission wants the Greek government to take an official stand on press reports that the Hellenic Statistical Authority (ELSTAT) had rigged data to aid Greece's foreign creditors. EU Social Affairs Commissioner Marianne Thyssen, who overseas Eurostat, said...

Former ELSTAT Chief Andreas Georgiou Opposes Criminal Charges

“I don’t regret it one bit. I’d have done exactly the same again — in a heartbeat,” Andreas Georgiou, former ELSTAT chief said to the Financial Times in an interview published on Saturday, August 14. Georgiou, who has also...

Former Head of ELSTAT Will Face Charges for Allegedly Inflating 2009 Deficit, Supreme Court Says

Greece's Supreme Court on Monday partially revoked a decision to drop charges against Andreas Georgiou, the former head of Greece's independent Statistics Agency ELSTAT, for presenting artificially inflated figures for Greece's deficit in 2009. The court accepted a motion filed...

The 2009 Deficit Was Artificially Inflated, Former ELSTAT Official Tells Greek Parliament

Greece's deficit figures for 2009 and 2010 were deliberately and artificially inflated, and this was at least partly responsible for the imposition of bailouts and austerity programs on the country, a former vice president of the Hellenic Statistical Authority (ELSTAT), Nikos...

ELSTAT Chief Georgiou Faces Probe

Greek prosecutors have said they want to conduct a criminal inquiry into whether Andreas Georgiou, the head of the country's statistics agency ELSTAT, and two of his subordinates to determine whether they manipulated numbers to force the country...