The mission of The Friends of Greece is to promote the common good and general welfare of citizens of the United States and Greece (see mission statement here). We believe that confidence in the rule of law and the integrity of economic statistics are important foundations for a healthy, prosperous, and productive society. If you have found your way to this blog, you are likely to feel the same way.
These pages contain a repository of information about the ongoing public criticism, civil and criminal charges that have been levied against Andreas Georgiou and others who produced official Greek government statistics from 2010 to 2015. For a comprehensive introduction, the International Statistics Institute maintains a document that provides a chronological summary of the court proceedings from 2011 to 2018. Editorials in the Washington Post, the Wall Street Journal and The Economist provide brief introductions to the saga. This blog page contains our catalogued and searchable repository.
We hope that this compilation illuminates the truth of these matters, and that it helps you to be an informed and effective advocate for the value of international statistical standards and an impartial and effective judicial system in Greece.
The International Statistical Institute (ISI) has a background document including a chronology of the court proceedings against Andreas Georgiou and a summary of the position. The document is available online on the ISI website.
The ASA responds to the news that the Greek Supreme Court has set a January 2023 date to consider Georgiou’s request to annul an appeals court decision that found him liable for slander. Read the English language posting here.
The Finnish Statistical Society publishes an open letter to Greek PM Mitsotakis regarding the Georgiou Case. Read the English language letter here.
The Cyprus Statistical Society (CSS) add their voice to the many statistical organizations expressing concern about the ongoing saga. Read the English language statement here.
Three of the world’s major professional bodies for statistical professionals shared an open letter to PM Mitsotakis regarding the Georgiou saga. Read the English language letter here.
Miranda Xafa writes for Liberal regarding new developments in the slander case against Andreas Georgiou. Read the Greek language article here.
The International Statistical Institute and the International Association for Official Statistics continue to be very concerned at the legal action being taken against the former head of the Greek Statistics Office (ELSTAT). Read the English language article here.
The board of the American Statistical Association issues a call for exoneration and an end to the persecution. Read the English language statement here.
Sigrún Davíðsdóttir writes about the history of the “simple slander” judgment against Andreas Georgiou. Read the English language article here.
The American Statistical Association published a review of the Georgiou saga in their monthly publication. Read the English language article here.