The numbers are part of the 2023 Survey on Income and Living Conditions of Households (EU-SILC), with income reference period being the year 2022.

The murder of 28-year-old Kyriaki Griva also generated a firestorm of criticism of law enforcement’s mishandling of the victim’s pleas for help and the failure of police officers to discern the danger she was in from an ex-boyfriend turned dangerous stalker.

Minister of Development Kostas Skrekas affirmed the government’s unwavering commitment to combating greed, stating, “Our government and the Ministry of Development are steadfast in our fight against profiteering. We will not tolerate such behavior and will continue to enforce strict controls to punish those engaged in unfair practices.”

Authorities said the criminal gangs also cooperated via an organized network to facilitate their separate criminal activities. The gangs and subgroups would dispose of the stolen goods through a fencing operation.