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YOU TRIPPIN? NOTES ON GREECE'S HOUSEHOLD CONSUMPTION DATA NEW
LOL GREECE 9 Months, 2 Weeks, 1 Day, 9 Hours, 23 Minutes ago
Ever wondered what the fastest growing category of consumption is in post-crisis Greece?Well it's the same one as in pre-crisis Greece. Drugs. Reports of 'sisa' scything through the streets of Athens, booming HIV infection rates among injecting users...
WEEKEND READING: 21-22 DECEMBER NEW
LOL GREECE 9 Months, 2 Weeks, 2 Days, 8 Hours, 58 Minutes ago
Reporters without Borders have published their 2013 World Press Freedom Index report. Greece is in freefall, sandwiched between Kosovo and Togo at 84th place, down from 70th last year. Reporters without Borders' mini-site on Greece is dated, but inte...
WEEKEND READING: 14-15 DECEMBER NEW
LOL GREECE 9 Months, 2 Weeks, 5 Days, 9 Hours, 14 Minutes ago
And the fastest-growing consumption category in Greece (latest figures 2011) is.... Narcotics.Athens Stock Exchange emerges as one of the best places one could have put their money in 2013. I'm going to throw up. Eurostat publish their first-eve...
WEEKEND READING: 7-8 DECEMBER NEW
LOL GREECE 9 Months, 3 Weeks, 5 Days, 9 Hours, 58 Minutes ago
Remember when a map of Greek grassroots organisations was published to counter stereotypes of laziness and apathy? Well there is that, and then there are slightly harder figures from the World Giving Index showing the kindness of strangers is flaggin...
THOSE 2012 GREEK POVERTY FIGURES IN FULL NEW
LOL GREECE 10 Months, 1 Day, 11 Hours, 41 Minutes ago
As veteran readers know, I am a big fan of Eurostat's EU-SILC survey, the source of all European poverty statistics, among other things. I'm always amazed at how poorly the figures are reported on, with the juiciest ones typically buried under the he...
WEEKEND READING - 30 NOVEMBER & 1 DECEMBER NEW
LOL GREECE 10 Months, 1 Day, 13 Hours, 16 Minutes ago
Latest Eurobarometer survey on the state of the Eurozone finds that the Irish and the Greeks are still supportive of the common currency (see pg 9), although other PIIGS are disillusioned. See also pp 49.  Killer graph on page 58, where the Port...
WEEKEND READING: 23-24 NOVEMBER NEW
LOL GREECE 10 Months, 1 Week, 2 Days, 22 Hours, 58 Minutes ago
Among many other dubious distinctions, did you know Greece is one of the worst places for employers trying to hire skilled expats? Anyone surprised? A warning for Greece - electronic tax filing may not reduce compliance costs.The Ukraine's celeb...
WEEKEND READING: 16-17 NOVEMBER NEW
LOL GREECE 10 Months, 2 Weeks, 2 Days, 22 Hours, 48 Minutes ago
The new EU Directive on the mutual recognition of professional qualifications has arrived! It's going to be Bolognia all over again!The EU announces that member states are now allow to channels a great deal more State Aid to their film industries tha...
WEEKEND READING: 9-10 NOVEMBER NEW
LOL GREECE 10 Months, 3 Weeks, 3 Days, 2 Hours, 38 Minutes ago
As a response to the question on how young people's faith in democracy can be restored in Greece, the Greek PM pledges nationwide free wifi within a year. The full grotesque video and PR #fail, which unleashed a torrent of well-deserved trolling...
YOU CAN HAZ LAWYERS NEW
LOL GREECE 10 Months, 3 Weeks, 5 Days, 15 Hours, 2 Minutes ago
I never knew the exact figures, but it's a matter of received wisdom in Greece that we have way too many legal professionals. Well, now I do have the numbers - and LFS numbers at that! Check out the source - an excellent comparative study of the...
I CAN HAZ MIDDLE AGE? (NO) NEW
LOL GREECE 11 Months, 1 Day, 1 Hour, 13 Minutes ago
The last two rounds of elections in Greece were, more than anything else, about one of my favourate subjects: age and the battle of generations.  Older voters, with their pensions to protect, came out in force for the former major parties, feari...
BELATED WEEKEND READING: 26-27 OCTOBER NEW
LOL GREECE 11 Months, 3 Days, 17 Hours, 1 Minute ago
ELSTAT celebrates the seventh set of deficit figures in a row to be published without reservations by Eurostat.Note also that ELSTAT now publishes figures on the impact of support to financial institutions on the government deficit. Q2 2013 was a who...
BELATED WEEKEND READING - 19-20 OCTOBER NEW
LOL GREECE 11 Months, 1 Week, 4 Days, 17 Hours, 43 Minutes ago
Presenting the Group of States Against Corruption - somehow, its acronym is GRECO.Nearly two years on, Greece has still failed to recover illegal state Aid from Ellinikos Xrysos, says the European Court of Justice.On the other hand, State Aid to DESF...
PLZ HELP THE COMMISSION - KTHXBYE NEW
LOL GREECE 11 Months, 3 Weeks, 2 Days, 2 Hours, 28 Minutes ago
This arrived in my inbox earlier today:09 October 2013Information requestAvailability of short term export credit insurance for exports to GreeceAs a consequence of the difficult situation in Greece, a lack of insurance or reinsurance capacity to cov...
WEEKEND READING 5-6 OCTOBER NEW
LOL GREECE 11 Months, 4 Weeks, 1 Day, 12 Hours, 53 Minutes ago
China's 50 wealthiest politicians are far, far wealthier than their American counterparts.Greek procurement transparency portal Diavgeia severely weakened overnight. Troika must be loving this. The latest edition of the Global Financial Centres...
WEEKEND READING: 28-29 SEPTEMBER NEW
LOL GREECE 1 Year, 5 Days, 4 Hours, 28 Minutes ago
The sociology of the hipster: one of the best NYT articles I've read, ever. Plus, just substitute 'taste' and 'culture' with 'politics' and you've got an equally valid theory.First the OECD, now the IMF examines how global value chains really workApp...
Όπου κι αν πάω η Ελλάδα με γειώνει NEW
LOL GREECE 1 Year, 1 Week, 1 Day, 3 Hours, 1 Minute ago
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WEEKEND READING: 21-22 SEPTEMBER NEW
LOL GREECE 1 Year, 1 Week, 5 Days, 4 Hours, 10 Minutes ago
Venizelos to Asmussen: Let's reorganise the figures. Not as embarrassing as Neo-Nazis in Parliament, but still very embarrassing. Predictably, Benito denies everything, convincing no one.A fascinating meta-analysis suggests that Greece may be one of...
PATHETIC BUT TRUE - GREEK LABOUR MARKET TURNS A CORNER NEW
LOL GREECE 1 Year, 1 Week, 5 Days, 7 Hours, 25 Minutes ago
ELSTAT released today the quarterly findings of its Labour Force Survey for Q2 2013. For the first time in four years, there are some things to celebrate in the LFS release. Tiny things, mind you.First of all, unemployment appears to have fallen. Thi...
WEEKEND READING: 14-15 SEPTEMBER NEW
LOL GREECE 1 Year, 2 Weeks, 6 Days, 7 Hours, 3 Minutes ago
New labour market figures out for Greece - unadjusted figures suggest recovery, but then June is a traditionally 'good' month for Greece.A fuller account of European economic linkages - distinguishing between the effects of trade and financial flows.