(EUobserver) Greek austerity violated right to health, says watchdog


  • Greek unemployment is at 19.1 percent – higher than any other EU member state. (Photo: Eric Maurice)


Years of EU-led austerity in Greece continue to ravage a population that struggles with crippling poverty and access to basic health care and education, according to a new report from the Council of Europe (CoE).

Dunja Mijatovic, the CoE’s commissioner for human rights, told EUobserver that Greeks are still suffering from the aftermath of international bailouts and imposed economic structural reforms.