The recession has reached 6.3% of GDP for the second quarter of 2012. PASOK and Democratic Left are rearing their heads against fiscal consolidation measures, although they are continuing to participate in the government of the tripartite coalition.
"Please mind your personal belongings" is the first thing you will hear when you get into the Athenian subway after the doors close. Thefts of wallets, cell phones and other small items are routine in the Athenian public transport.
The mechanism for freezing accounts, shares and property for unpaid taxes is being triggered for the first time, and according to the words of the Finance Minister, the entire operation is being monitored by the Prime Minister.