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26th Jul 2017

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Greek official to face trial for inflating 2009 deficit

Greece's former statistics chief is to face trial for allegedly inflating figures for Greece’s deficit in 2009, the Supreme Court decided on Tuesday. Andreas Georgiou headed the ELSTAT agency, which was set up in the wake of Greece’s first international bailout. Its data was used to justify Greece’s entry into harsh bailout programmes. Georgiou denies any wrongdoing.

Journalists on trial highlight Turkey crackdown

The trial, which opened Monday, of 17 journalists and administrative employees of the daily newspaper Cumhuriyet is considered one of the most important episodes in a systematic campaign to silence dissent.

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