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Hostility Towards Census Workers in Greece Leads to Mass Resignations

The Hellenic Statistical Authority (ELSTAT) is currently conducting the 2021 Census of the Greek population. Citizens’ hostility has led to mass resignations of census workers. In Patras, the capital of the Prefecture of Achaia, and one of Greece’s most populous...

20 Fascinating Facts about Greece

Everyone knows that Greece is the cradle of Western Civilization, however, there are some facts that very few people are aware of.

Parliament Approves 2,000-Euro Benefit for Every Child Born in Greece

Greece has taken a step in trying to stem its decline in population by approving a new law on Tuesday awarding a one-time benefit of 2,000 euros for every child born in the country as of January 1, 2020. According...

Greece's Population Set to Drop to 8 Million by 2050, Scientists Warn

Greece's population has been on a trajectory of rapid decline since 2011, the first year since 1944 when a negative birthrate was recorded, and it is expected to drop to 8 million people by 2050, a leading scientist warned...

Greece Must Halt Aging Population Trend, Expert Warns

A prominent professor in the field of demographics warned on Tuesday that the future age mix of the Greek population will undermine the entire productive infrastructure of the country. Vyron Kotzamanis, from the Department of Urban Planning and Regional Development...

Official Greek Statistics Show More Deaths Than Births for 2018

The population of Greece experienced a decrease in 2018, with the nation having 33,857 more deaths than the number of births recorded, according to official data released on Tuesday by the Greek statistical service, ELSTAT. There were a total of...

Report Warns Greek Population May Shrink to 8.3 Million by 2050

A parliamentary committee released an alarming report on Tuesday which projects that the Greek population may shrink to as low as a total of 8.3 million people by the year 2050. According to the report, if current trends in births,...

Turkey’s Population Reaches 82 Million

Turkey’s population hit 82 million as of the end of 2018, the Turkish Statistical Institute (TUIK) said on Friday. Official figures revealed that the population residing in Turkey increased by 1,193,357 people year-on-year. The “male population was 41,139,980 people and female...

Greek Population Drops by 355,000 in Last Decade Warns University Professor

The Greek population dropped by 355,000 between 2008 and 2017, an expert said on Monday, attributing the change mostly to the declining birthrate following the economic crisis. Giorgos Rachiotis, Epidemiology professor from the University of Thessaly, pointed out that the...

Greek Population Plummets at Similar Rates to 1940's

The shocking impact that the financial crisis has had upon the Greek population is underlined in the latest weekly bulletin from the Hellenic Business Association (SEV), published on Thursday. According to data published by the association, births in Greece decreased by...