Κυριακή, 4 Μαΐου 2014

Growth and the social state in Greece: from EC membership to the present crisis



(Ομιλία στο Ολλανδικό Ινστιτούτο Αθήνας στις 10 Απριλίου 2014)

1.   Introduction

It is difficult not to connect the severity of the economic crisis in Greece with the fact that during 30 years of participation in the European Union, our country did not manage to adapt to what are or were the caracteristics of a european capitalist economy and society. The administration remained inefficient, production was lagging behind, and the social state was partial and offered unequal services, while not covering all of the working population.