Agora

In ancient Athens, the agora was the central location where citizens gathered to hear news, discuss and, later, trade. The agora was the heart of the city’s political, cultural and spiritual life and it gave birth to the Greek word for speaking in public: ἀγορεύω (agorevo). It is this spirit we hope to channel in this section of the website.

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 August 2016

Greece's 2009 deficit makes for a good conspiracy; shame about the numbers

I believed that the issue of Greece’s 2009 deficit was definitely settled last year when Andreas Georgiou, the former head of ELSTAT, was cleared in court of allegations that he purposefully inflated Greece’s 2009 deficit figures in order to lead the country into the first eurozone and International Monetary Fund-led programme in 2010.

Contributor: Yiannis Mouzakis

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