Policy Briefs


  • 27-April-2016

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    Overview of Health Policy in Greece

    Between 2009 and 2013, public spending on health fell by EUR 5.2 billion – representing a 32% drop in real-terms. This reduction clearly represents a shock for the system to adsorb, even though it is clear that there were inefficiencies in the Greek system (for example, inappropriate prescribing, weak primary care, imbalances in the mix of health professionals).

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  • 31-March-2016

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    Greece Policy Brief: Addressing Migration Challenges beyond the Current Humanitarian Crisis

    In the last 25 years Greece turned from an emigration to an immigration country. Today the country is faced with an unprecedented humanitarian crisis with the arrival of close to 950,000 people between January 2015 and February 2016.

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  • 31-March-2016

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    Greece Policy Brief: Reforming the State-Owned Enterprises Sector

    The state continues to exercise considerable influence on the Greek economy. According to the OECD’s Product Market Regulation indicator, Greece has one of the highest degrees of state control in the productive sectors across OECD countries.

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  • 31-March-2016

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    Greece Policy Brief: Controlling Spending While Improving Access and Quality of Health Services

    Public health spending in Greece fell by a third in real-terms between 2009 and 2013, with severe cuts across the board and changes to entitlement, benefits and user charges.

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  • 31-March-2016

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    Greece Policy Brief: Equipping the Young with Sufficient Basic Skills to Succeed in Life

    PISA results show that Greece is not equipping its young people with the basic skills they need to compete in today’s world economy.

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