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To fix Greece, get your figures straight

Greece has been making headlines again - and for all the wrong reasons. Egged on by government propaganda, the judicial system has allowed a rather grotesque case to be made against Mr Andreas Georgiou, former president of the Hellenic Statistical Authority (ELSTAT). His alleged crime was using applicable international rules to report the Greek government's budget deficit, which had the effect of increasing it by just under 3% to a whopping 15% of GDP.
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