The Greek crisis began with incorrect statistics, said Eurostat chief (Photo: Jorge Franganillo)

Greek financial data much better, says Eurostat chief

Greece's public finance data has seen “a real improvement” in the past six years, the head of the European Union's statistical office has said.

“Many things have changed,” Eurostat chief Walter Radermacher told journalists in Luxembourg on Tuesday (5 April).

The EU official said he remembered well how in November 2009, after a change of government, new revised data arrived from Athens, showing the deficit to be much greater than previously reported.

“This was then the start...

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