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Life expectancy in Greece dropped in 2015 for the first time, says OECD

Life expectancy in Greece rose for decades but dropped in 2015, in the sixth year of economic crisis and austerity measures that brought also dramatic expenditure cuts in the health sector. According to data from Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD), after 2014 there was a fall in Greek …

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Eurostat: With 67 years Greeks rank 3. in life expectancy among EU27

Reading the latest Eurostat report on life expectancy, I couldn’t help but thinking “no wonder the Troika wants to hack into a minimum the pensions and cut health care to the absolute necessary.” Together with Irish and Luxembourgians, Greeks rank third among the folks of EU 27 member states when it …

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