Agora

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

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Photo by Myrto Papadopoulos [www.myrtopapadopoulos.com] 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 (289), Greece (437)

Photo by MacroPolis 21,717,120,000

21,717,120,000 – This, as we have just discovered, is the total amount of money that has left German coffers since the Greek crisis started in 2010. It corresponds to Germany’s portion of the European Stability Mechanism’s (ESM) paid in capital, which was announced on May 1 as the fund reached its full capital amount following the transfer of five installments since the end of 2012.

Contributor: Yiannis Mouzakis

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Categories: Europe (257), Economy (289), Greece (437)

Photo by Harry van Versendaal No victory, just plenty of misery

It has become evident over the last few weeks that the eurozone’s pro-austerity camp is trying to defend its record, either through the ground it is afforded by influential media or through commentators that end up resembling cheerleaders rather than sober judges of the events that have unfolded in the single currency area.

Contributor: Yiannis Mouzakis

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Categories: Europe (257), Politics (339), Economy (289), Society (113), Greece (437)

Photo by Harry van Versendaal The euro debate Greece is not having

You may be amongst those who are not convinced of the devastating effect that the policy mix and pace of fiscal contraction in Greece is having on society. If so, you may subscribe to the official line trotted out by the country’s lenders that the program is helping the country regain competitiveness and the economy fix its external imbalances.

Contributor: Yiannis Mouzakis

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Categories: Europe (257), Economy (289), Greece (437)

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