The Greek Economy and the Crisis: Challenges and Responses by Panagiotis Petrakis

By Panagiotis Petrakis

The e-book “The Greek financial system and the predicament. demanding situations and Responses” objectives all those that take into consideration the current and way forward for this (culturally) long-lived small geographic sector (Greece), to shape a private view of its social and fiscal difficulties. A society that repeats an analogous kinds of behaviour over the centuries doesn't achieve this because of random blunders. It comprises intrinsic forces that have an effect on it. those might be understood, to permit us to delineate destiny advancements. in spite of the fact that, the way within which the social and financial technique is perceived needs to be finished and multidisciplinary: Economics, politics, social psychology and organizational psychology are necessary to this research. therefore, the publication turns out to be useful to these looking info for his or her specialist, clinical and private improvement, permitting them to form their social perspective. it's also beneficial to these answerable for taking judgements at nationwide, eu or firm point, when it comes to the social and fiscal difficulties of Greece.

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Next, Sect. 8 defines the concept of the size of the shadow economy and the concept of the parallel financial system. Finally, Sect. 9 presents the form, structure, characteristics and evolution of Greek companies. P. 8%. It should be noted that this rate is almost double the averages of both the EU-15 and the EU-27. 1). On the other hand, Greece had a lower growth rate than Bulgaria and Romania did. The higher rates of growth of these economies are mostly due to the fact that they began the convergence process with the rest of Europe much later than Greece.

64 – – – Source: Publication by L. Stergiou in the “Kathimerini” newspaper, March 23, 2009; Bank of Greece (Governor’s annual reports, Bulletins of Conjunctural Indicators, Intermediary monetary policy reports); government budgets of various years; Central Securities Repository; Athens Stock Exchange; annual publications of the Capital Market Commission; National Bank of Greece; and EFG Eurobank-Ergasias The figures correspond to the year 2005 (in bn euros) Notes – Assumptions: a It is estimated that 80% of the total value of real estate belongs to individuals b According to the levels of diversification published by the Central Securities Repository c Deposits of individuals are defined as the total amount of bank deposits d Banking officials believe that less than 5% of the bonds of the Greek state are owned directly by Greek citizens.

National Intelligence Council (2008). Disruptive Civil Technologies Six Technologies with Potential Impacts on US Interests out to 2025. 6 30 2 The Changing World and the Greek Economy Before the Crisis supply of liquidated natural gas (LNG), which is of vital importance for countries with unique natural gas suppliers; (c) the completion of a Mediterranean energy network, which will connect Southeastern Europe with the rest of Europe and include solar and wind energy potential; and (d) the development of linkages of Northern and Southern Europe with Central and Southeastern Europe (Second Strategic Energy Review 2008).

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