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Insight - Numbers game turns nasty for Greek stats chief

By Dina Kyriakidou ATHENS (Reuters) - Economist Andreas Georgiou knew his job would not be easy. It was when he discovered his emails were being hacked and leaked that the real challenge of taming his country's approach to official statistics hit home. Hired in 2010 to reform the discredited Greek Statistics Authority ELSTAT, Georgiou discovered the e-mail breach weeks into the job.

Eurostat voices concern over case against Greek statistics chief

By George Georgiopoulos ATHENS, Feb 8 (Reuters) - The European Union's statistics agency said on Friday it is "deeply concerned" at charges against Greece's statistics chief as the data he is accused of inflating had passed stringent checks to ensure complied with European law. A Greek prosecutor filed felony charges against the chief of statistics agency ELSTAT, Andreas Georgiou, and two other ELSTAT employees last month over allegations that they falsified the country's 2009 fiscal data.

Greek government backs its embattled statistics chief

By Dina Kyriakidou ATHENS, Jan 24 (Reuters) - Greece's government on Thursday backed its embattled statistics chief, accused in felony charges of artificially inflating budget deficit figures to make the country's debt crisis appear worse. Greek statistics agency ELSTAT head Andreas Georgiou has denied wrongdoing and the European Union's own Eurostat statistics agency has defended him, saying the deficit was calculated in line with its standards.
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