출처: "Greeks fret about faulty data," Fin24, 2010-01-22
※ 발췌 (excerpt):
( ... ... ) "Right now, even if everything they say is correct, they are not going to believe it," Manolis Kontopirakis, who headed Greece's statistics agency between 2004 and 2009, said.
Kontopirakis quit shortly after Prime Minister George Papandreou's Socialists took over from the conservative New Democracy government in October. He angrily refuted claims his agency had knowingly forwardd the faulty data, which he said had hurt Greece's standing abroad.
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The 30-page European report suggests why. It accuses the two statistical agencies, Kontopirakis's National Statistical Service of Greece, or NSSG, and the General Accounting Office, of a string of offbeat practices and occurrences.
Page 18 of the report indicates that an unnamed general secretary of the NSSG─the post Kontopirakis held─“repeatedly contacted Eurostat claiming political interference over provision of figures” between October 12 and 21, just as the agency was preparing a revision of Greece's numbers. Konopirakis, however, denied being the official who made the calls.
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