Georgiou

Greek Prosecutor Says Former Statistics Chief Should Not Face Trial

Greek Prosecutor Ioannis Koutras said on Friday that there was no evidence to implicate Andreas Georgiou, the former International Monetary Fund (IMF) economist that later headed the Hellenic Statistical Authority (ELSTAT). Finding no proof that the official had tampered...

EU Backs Georgiou On Greek Statistics

Contradicting Greek prosecutors who want an investigation into whether Greece’s statistics agency ELSTAT manipulated numbers in 2009 to force the country to seek an international bailout, the European Commission said the agency’s head, Andreas Georgiou, gave accurate reports. The European...

A Dark Christmas Coming For Greece

With Greeks limping to the end of a fifth year of recession and readying for another, along with more pay cuts, tax hikes and slashed pensions, many are foregoing Christmas celebrations or planning family gatherings with everyone chipping in...

Greek Prosecutor Wants Papandreou Investigated

ATHENS – Former Prime Minister George Papandreou should be investigated to see if there was any wrongdoing in how he handled the country’s economic crisis and imposed waves of pay cuts, tax hikes, slashed pensions and layoffs of public...

Greek Prosecutors Say Middlemen Interfered in Their Cases

ATHENS – Two Greek financial prosecutors who earlier resigned after complaining about political interference with their work – and then quickly returned – have stated that politicians and business executives used go-betweens to pressure them to speed up or...

Greek Statistics Chief: "I’m Being Prosecuted for Not Cooking the Books”

ATHENS – Greek Statistics Chief Andreas Georgiou, an American-trained economist and former chief of numbers for the International Monetary Fund brought in last year to restore accuracy to the country’s reporting systems, says a pending probe against him on...