The financial crisis in Greece has dramatic consequences on citizens’ lives as well as the state’s function. Delayed pension payments, abrogation of social benefits, and unbearable tax burdens constitute examples of the acute problems that citizens face. Under these extraordinary conditions, the life of vulnerable social groups worsens while citizens’ rights are violated. The increased risk of women’s dismissals (particularly during the period of maternity), the acute tension at schools between students of different race or origin, the deterioration in the conditions of life of the disabled, are some of the examples that show that mediation on various levels is sought by the Greek society in order to cast off its strong feeling of insecurity.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Antonia Papadelli
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  1. 1.Greek Independent Authority for Public Revenue, Directorate of Legal ServicesAthensGreece

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