27 February 2012

Bothered and Bewildered

It's weird living in Greece just now. I think I mentioned before that when I first came to live in Greece it was NEVER mentioned in the British press. Any statistics on the EU simply did not include our little corner of Europe. What a change, then, to be headline news almost every day.

Someone, somewhere, has led a very successful smear campaign against Greece, taking a few facts which cannot be denied, and exaggerating them until even we are beginning to believe that everyone is on the take and totally beyond redemption. So it is good to read something that contradicts any of the widely held opinions. An article on the BBC News website shows that Greeks work MORE hours than anywhere else in Europe.