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.
Miranda Xafa writes for World Economics about Georgiou’s appeal for conviction on “simple slander” and the history of the saga. Read the English language article here.
Catherine Rampell writes for the Washington Post, describing the history of the saga and the status in Jan, 2020. Read the English language article here.
The International Statistical Institute issued a statement to “again express its deep concern about continued legal action against Andreas Georgiou.” You can read the English language statement here.
The American Statistical Association released a new statement in support of Andreas Georgiou. Read the English language statement here.
Andreas Georgiou is one of the scientists mentioned in this article from Science News. Read the English language article here.
Miranda Xafa produced a fully documented article on the history of the persecution in World Economics. This article was also translated into Greek and published online at Liberal.gr. See the English language (World Economics) publication here. See the Greek language (Liberal.gr) publication here.
Andreas Georgiou is one of several guests interviewed in episode two of a new podcast series by the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales. Hear the English language podcast at this link.