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What lies behind the celebratory headlines about Greece’s “heavy industry”, tourism? After poring over thousands of pages, liaising with tens of workers, officials, trade unionists and industry insiders, investigating in situ in Greece, Bulgaria and Romania, we uncovered a shady network of companies spanning the Balkans that funnels low-paid workers from abroad to work in Greek hotels, by taking advantage of EU legislation. While they are being lured by flashy internet ads egging them on to live their dream in sunny Greece, what they were faced with was indeed very, very different.

Read all about in the weekend’s special edition 32-page booklet with the national daily Efimerida ton Syntakton, and follow us on this months-long journey exposing the hidden reality of Greece’s “success story”. 
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