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 Bob Traa

Photo by MacroPolis Greece - Some structural macroeconomic arithmetic

It is fall season (2023), which means that the Ministry of Finance, the Central Bank of Greece, the European Commission, and the OECD and IMF, among others, look ahead and present their near-term outlook for the Greek economy. This blog attempts to place the messages in context by looking underneath the surface. Can we ascertain Greece’s structural underlying basis?

Contributor: Bob Traa

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Image: https://twitter.com/kmitsotakis Where are the Conservatives?

Kyriakos Mitsotakis won an impressive election victory in June 2023 to lead Greece for a second term as Prime Minister. He heads the New Democracy party (ND). Mitsotakis and ND profile themselves as “conservatives.” The main opposition parties, SYRIZA and PASOK, may be seen as “further left” (progressive) and “center left” (labor party), respectively.

Contributor: Bob Traa

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