Greece ranks first in terms of political and civil liberties. The citizens of Greece enjoy complete freedom. The majority of countries where citizens enjoy extensive civil and political freedoms are representative democracies, where officials are directly elected by citizens to advocate for their needs and wants. Free countries are often supported by healthy economies and well-functioning governments. In terms of economic freedom, Greece’s companies rank fourth. Citizens in Greece are considered to be largely unfree when it comes to their economic decisions. The government has complete control over the majority of companies and there is a high level of corruption in the economy. For these reasons, this country is considered unsafe for foreign investment as lenders may not have complete control over their own financial decisions. Greece’s media ranks third in terms of journalistic freedom. In Greece, journalists face a difficult situation. Censorship is widespread and media not favored by the ruling authorities may be banned.