Tuesday March 3, 2015 Search
Weather | Athens
20o C
11o C
News
Business
Comment
Life
Sports
Community
Survival Guide
Greek Edition
Greek financial stats for 2009 were reliable, says EC spokesperson

The European Commission believes that Greek financial statistics for 2009 were reliable, European Commission spokesperson Emer Traynor, a representative of commissioner Algirdas Semeta, responsible for taxation and customs union, audit and anti-fraud, said on Wednesday.

Traynor's comment followed a call on Tuesday by Greek financial prosecutors for a magistrate to conduct a probe into whether the chief of Greece’s statistical agency, ELSTAT, Andreas Georgiou, along with two of his colleagues, had artificially inflated the size of Greece’s budget deficit back in 2009 in order to justify an European Union-International Monetary Fund-European Central Bank bailout.

Zoe Georganta, a former ELSTAT employee, has claimed that Georgiou inflated the country’s deficit for 2009 to over 15 percent of gross domestic product, a figure which was three times higher than the conservative government’s forecast for that year.

ekathimerini.com , Wednesday Jan 23, 2013 (17:17)  
Man who killed three family members hangs himself in Thessaloniki jail
Convicted Conspiracy of the Cells Fire member to face magistrate
Greek government searches for funds amid fresh speculation about third bailout
Ankara backpedals on Aegean military drill
Varoufakis to make six reform proposals at Monday´s Eurogroup
Finance Minister Yanis Varoufakis says he will present proposals for six reforms at Monday’s Eurogroup. “I will go with a file of six reform proposals so we can discuss which ones can be imp...
Investor survey shows 38 pct chance of eurozone break-up in 12 months
Investor expectations of the euro zone breaking apart have risen to their highest level in two years, a survey showed on Tuesday, even after Greece agreed a financial lifeline with its euro ...
Inside Business
BASKETBALL
Waters turns from zero to hero for Kolossos Rhodes
For 40 minutes he was a real disappointment for his coach, Aris Lykoyiannis. His shooting rate was a miserable 1 in 10 two-point shots and he had made no three-pointers. On top of that he co...
SOCCER
Super League clubs promise to combat violence, again
The Super League clubs agreed on Monday to a blueprint of proposals for combatting violence in soccer grounds and will present it to Deputy Minister Stavros Kontonis to ask for the top fligh...
Inside Sports
COMMENTARY
The Greek tax drama
Numbers alone can never interpret reality, not even a strictly financial one. Besides, the art of creative accounting has a number of fans in this country, many more, for the time being, tha...
EDITORIAL
Mixed signals
Ankara finally realized, perhaps also thanks to international pressure, that its latest gesture was too provocative by any measure. Meanwhile, however, it was welcome to see the reflexes of ...
Inside Comment
SPONSORED LINK: FinanzNachrichten.de
SPONSORED LINK: BestPrice.gr
 RECENT NEWS
1. Varoufakis to make six reform proposals at Monday´s Eurogroup
2. Man who killed three family members hangs himself in Thessaloniki jail
3. Investor survey shows 38 pct chance of eurozone break-up in 12 months
4. Convicted Conspiracy of the Cells Fire member to face magistrate
5. Draghi’s QE moves to starting line as economic outlook brightens
6. Waters turns from zero to hero for Kolossos Rhodes
more news
Today
This Week
1. The Greek tax drama
2. Draghi’s QE moves to starting line as economic outlook brightens
3. Convicted Conspiracy of the Cells Fire member to face magistrate
4. Mixed signals
5. Investor survey shows 38 pct chance of eurozone break-up in 12 months
6. Man who killed three family members hangs himself in Thessaloniki jail
Today
This Week
1. Greece to make international protest over Turkey reserving Aegean air space
2. A fierce battle looms
3. SYRIZA feeling the pain
4. Spain said to lead push to hold Greece to terms as Podemos grows
5. The unlikely winners of Greece's surrender on euro
6. Tsipras reversal draws Greek sympathy as party rumblings rise
   Find us ...
  ... on
Twitter
     ... on Facebook   
About us  |  Subscriptions  |  Advertising  |  Contact us  |  Athens Plus  |  RSS  |   
Copyright © 2015, H KAΘHMEPINH All Rights Reserved.