World Economics – A Statistician’s Ordeal: The case of Andreas Georgiou

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.

FT – Brussels must assess Greek judicial reform efforts

The Friends of Greece encourage the new European Commission to pursue the EU commitment to closely monitor Greek judicial reform and the defamation lawsuit against Greece’s former chief statistician, Andreas Georgiou. See the English language article here (subscription required). This article was also translated and published online by CNN Greece See the Greek language article here.

Süddeutsche Zeitung – Keine Angst mehr vor dem finanziellen Nichts [No more fear of financial oblivion]

This German review of the Spring elections in Greece closed with thoughts about the Georgiou persecution.  “One of the burdens of the Tsipras government is the political instrumentalization of the judiciary. This became clear, for example, in the Kafkaesque prosecution of former statistics chief Andreas Georgiou, who was alleged to have “artificially” increased Greece’s deficit. Such obsessions should end the new government. It no longer has to fear that Greece will fall out of the Eurozone or into financial futility. That is a good condition for a new beginning.”  Read the original article in German here.