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Again and again we keep seeing the government adopt measures that push the Greek public education system further away from international standards.
However, despite these ruthless and systematic efforts to bring down the standard of tertiary education in Greece, there are still small pockets of excellence that have managed to survive the onslaught.
French President Emmanuel Macron on Saturday urged the citizens of the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia (FYROM) to support a name change deal with Greece in the September 30 referendum.
"I strongly support it and firmly believe this agreement is good for you, for the region and Europe," Macron was quoted as saying in a recorded video message.
The Greek Tourism Confederation Institute (INSETE) is calling on the state to introduce a pay-as-you-throw system, under which the amount that hotels and other tourism businesses pay in municipal taxes will be based on the amount of trash they produce, in a bid to bolster better waste management practices.
The number of state debtors has quadrupled since Greece entered the bailout programs, as some 4 million Greeks owe money to the state now against just 1 million in 2010.
Notably, 87 percent of state debtors owe no more than 5,000 euros each.
The Independent Authority for Public Revenue sends letters to banks asking them to confiscate debtors' deposits every day.
Every time that Greek government officials get the chance to speak to foreign investors, they unfortunately realize the extent of the damage caused by the coalition's foot-dragging and the occasional wars it declares on certain major - if not emblematic - investment projects that the country so desperately needs to get back on its feet.