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AAPOR Signs Statement of Support for Andreas Georgiou


AAPOR, along with 40 other organizations and numerous individual signers, has signed a statement of support calling on Greek authorities to halt the legal proceedings against Andreas Georgiou, the former president of the Hellenic Statistical Authority (ELSTAT), and other senior ELSTAT officials for their ELSTAT work under Georgiou’s leadership.

Georgiou and his colleagues continue to face charges in Greece for revising in full accordance with European Union statistical rules and principles the inaccurate and misleading deficit and debt figures of Greece for the years up to and including 2009.

This statement is the latest in a series of actions by the world’s statistical community to express support for Georgiou and the process and value of producing official statistics according to statistical rules and principles.