In ancient Athens, the agora was where citizens gathered to hear news, discuss and, later, trade. The agora was the heart of the city’s political, cultural and spiritual life. It is this spirit we hope to channel in this section of the website. Here, the Agora is a public forum for discussing events unfolding in Greece and beyond.

In May 2020, we also launched a podcast called The Agora, delivering insight from our own experts and analysis from special guests. If you enjoy intelligent, lively discussion and want the bigger picture, join us for a stroll through the Agora. Our show is hosted on Acast, but you can also listen to us here:


Posts by Yiannis Mouzakis

Results 51 to 55 out of 72.

Photo by MacroPolis You've heard the Greek crisis myths, now here are some truths

There are certain truths about the Greek crisis. The main one is that Greece got itself into an utter mess by 2009. This came about as a result of two serious errors. Firstly, at a political and societal level there was an underestimation of the economic rigours of sharing a hard currency with more competitive and open economies, such as Germany and the Netherlands.

Contributors: Nick Malkoutzis, Yiannis Mouzakis

27 Comment(s)

Categories: Europe (276), Politics (364), Economy (312), Greece (466)

Photo by MacroPolis Everybody be cool

It’s less than three weeks since the Greek government was elected and its Finance Minister Yanis Varoufakis has just taken part in his first Eurogroup – an experience that some of his predecessors have described as traumatic. Yet, a surprisingly large number of people appear convinced that Greece is heading for a showdown with the eurozone and may be counting its last weeks in the single currency.

Contributor: Yiannis Mouzakis

25 Comment(s)

Categories: Europe (276), Politics (364), Economy (312), Greece (466)

Photo by MacroPolis The one question SYRIZA needs to answer

With the coalition in Greece getting only 160 votes for its presidential candidate in the first ballot, falling short even of the most conservative estimate, based on the currently available information it seems that the number of deputies that will vote in favour in the third round on December 29th will not reach the minimum 180 required.

Contributor: Yiannis Mouzakis

4 Comment(s)

Categories: Politics (364), Economy (312), Greece (466)

Results 51 to 55 out of 72.