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Greece Is Back to “Full Democracy,” The Economist Says

Greece is back to full democracy and among the 20 best democracies in the world, according to the Intelligence Unit of The Economist. The annual report "Democracy Index," which examines the functioning of democracy in a total of 167 countries,...

Greece Climbs on the Economist’s Democracy Index for 2022

Greece has climbed nine places in the "Democracy Index" ranking for 2022 according to the Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU) published on Wednesday. Greece's overall score rose to 7.97 in 2022, up from 7.56 in 2021 lifting the country from...

Greece Named Top Economic Performer for 2022 by the Economist

Greece was named this week the top economic performer for 2022 among selected OECD nations by the Economist magazine. The Economist ranked Greece according to five key indicators in its analysis of 34 OECD countries. Greece fared the best in...

"Clarity" on Greece's Debt Still Not that Clear: The Economist Conference (Videos)

Representatives of the Greek government, the Institutions and private investors all agreed that clarity is essential for Greece's economic recovery; however the term seems to be having different meanings according to who is using it. The only thing that's clear...

Delia Velculescu: IMF Wants Greek Debt Sustainability, Μeasures Aren't Enough

International Monetary Fund (IMF) representative Delia Velculescu said that Greek debt is not sustainable, during her address at the Economist Conference in Athens. "Greece needs substantial debt relief," she said, adding that the IMF is participating in discussions and...

Main Opposition Lashes Out at Greek PM Tsipras

Greece's main opposition New Democracy party on Saturday lashed out at Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras after his speech at a conference organized by the Economist. The main opposition accused the Greek Prime Minister of "lying" for Greece's economic situation when...

Greece Named Worst Country for Investments in Europe

A report with the countries which investors should and should not avoid was released earlier today by World Bank, leaving the Greek side with a sense of discomfiture, as the country was named as the worst for investments in...

85% of Economists Say Samaras is Wrong to Demand Early Exit From Memorandum

Antonis Samaras’s plan for Greece to exit its bailout early is crumbling in the face of a vast market unravelling this week. Economists, meanwhile, are in near-unanimous agreement that the Prime Minister's exit strategy is largely to blame. Eighty-five percent of respondents...

Two Out of Three Greeks Commits Tax Evasion

Even in the current climate of economic reform overtaking Athens, tax evasion rates remain startlingly high in Greece, with an estimated one in four economic transactions going unrecorded. In fact, a recent report conducted by Stephen Hall, an adviser to...

Economist: The Greek Government Reshuffle and Early Elections

The Economist magazine published an article today, June 13, commenting on the Greek Prime Minister’s actions and the recent Greek government reshuffle, concluding that Antonis Samaras decided to put his best players in key cabinet member positions, in order to...