The Greek economy grew by 0.8 pct in the first quarter of 2011 compared with the fourth quarter of 2010, Eurostat said on Wednesday.
The EU executive’s statistics agency, in a report, confirmed its initial estimates of a positive growth of the country’s Gross Domestic Product and said that both the Eurozone and the EU-27 economies grew by 0.8 pct in the January-March period.

Eurostat said, however, that the Greek economy shrank by 4.8pct in the first quarter of 2011 compared with the same period last year, while in the Eurozone and the EU-27 the GDP grew by 2.5 pct over the same period.