According to a new research on working hours in countries of the European Union, Greeks work 42.2 hours per week... more than all other Europeans. The research was conducted by the National Statistical Service of Britain for the period April-June 2011.
German people work 35.6 hours per week, French 38 hours, the British 36.3 hours, while the Irish only 35 hours.
In addition, according to the same research, full-time workers in Greece and Austria are working more hours (43.7) than workers elsewhere in the EU
As highlighted by the newspaper The Guardian, while the future of the common currency is uncertain, it is easy to indulge in stereotypes. The newspaper notes that these factors explain why the Greek citizens feel they are not responsible for the crisis.