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Here, the Agora is a public forum for discussing events that are unfolding in Greece and beyond. Contributors to Macropolis, as well as guest posters, share their views on political, economic and other matters, while also offering readers the opportunity to express their opinions. As always, those who fail to respect the sanctity of this forum will not be allowed to share in its benefits.

Posts on May 2014

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Photo by MacroPolis Is post-election just pre-election in Greece?

Now that the ballots from Greece’s triple election marathon have been counted, the focus of debates is shifting towards policy implications, expected cabinet reshuffles and demands for yet more elections. Any observer of Greek politics in Berlin, Paris or Brussels would be at pains to comprehend what kind of post-election narrative this constitutes.

Contributor: Jens Bastian

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Categories: Europe (202), Politics (278), Economy (255), Greece (389)

Photo by MacroPolis Greece stuck in the long tunnel of political transition

The staggered demise of New Democracy and PASOK, which has caused the disappearance of the centre in Greek politics, has forced the country into a political transition whose duration and outcome remains unknown. Sunday’s local and European Parliament elections did little to provide answers. Only the lack of trust could be deemed an outright winner on the night.

Contributor: Nick Malkoutzis

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Categories: Politics (278), Greece (389)

Photo by Myrto Papadopoulos [] Jobs, hundreds of thousands of jobs

Jobs, jobs, jobs. Promises of jobs by the hundreds of thousands were flying around in the public debate in Greece over the last couple of days. Deputy Prime Minister and PASOK leader Evangelos Venizelos suggested that around 920,000 jobs could be created in the next few years when he presented the party’s growth plan out.

Contributor: Yiannis Mouzakis

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Categories: Economy (255), Greece (389)

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