ASA – Tentative Justice won for Greece’s Georgiou

The American Statistical Association issued a statement commenting on the acquittal of Andreas Georgiou for the charge of inflating the Greek deficit.  They also summarize the state of all ongoing cases against him.  Read the article here.


Six major statistical organizations join to issue a special commendation for Andreas Georgiou

At a special meeting just prior to the Sixteenth International Association for Official Statistics (IAOS) meeting, a commendation was issued “to acknowledge Andreas Georgiou‘s upholding of the highest professional standards in his public service in the pursuit of integrity of statistical systems”.  The commendation mentions in particular “his competency and strength in the face of adversity, his commitment to the production of quality and trustworthiness of official statistics and his advocacy for the improvement, integrity and independence of official statistics.”  The commendation is available here.  The accompanying press release can be found here.

Organizations participating in the commendation as of Sept 18, 2018 were:

  • The International Statistical Institute (ISI)
  • The Royal Statistical Society (RSS)
  • The American Statistical Association (ASA)
  • The International Association for Official Statistics (IAOS)
  • The Federation of European National Statistical Societies (FENStatS)
  • The Société Française de Statistique (SFdS)

ISI – background on the Georgiou case (July 2018)

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 International Association for Official Statistics issues a note “80 Former Chief Statisticians Condemn Prosecution of Andreas Georgiou”.

The International Association for Official Statistics (IAOS) has issued a note:  “80 Former Chief Statisticians Condemn Prosecution of Andreas Georgiou”.  The communication is available here.  The media cover note that was associated with this communication is available here.

ASA Statement: ASA Board Decries Second Annulment of Former Greece Chief Statistician’s Acquittal

After the announcement that the Greek supreme court would again annul the acquittal of former Greece Chief Statistician Andreas Georgiou, the American Statistical Association Board issued a statement. The statement is available here.

ISI Statement after Supreme Court’s second annulment of acquittal: May 2018

The International Statistical Institute published a statement of support to Andreas Georgiou, after the Greek Supreme Court annulled Georgiou’s acquittal by the Appeals Court Council. The statement is available here.

ASA issues statement signed by over 40 organizations and 1000 individuals (Jan 2018)

The American Statistical Association (ASA) has issued a statement that (as of January 2018) has been signed by over 1000 individuals and over 40 organizations.  The statement is available here.    The press release that accompanied the release of this statement is available here.  Add your voice of support here.