Managing public opinion is one of the tasks of every government. Some governments understand this process as a necessary, continuous, systematic explanation of their strategy to the country’s citizens, to make it understandable and remove any unavoidable obstacles to its implementation. 

03.04.2024 / 15:00

Is something really going on in Greece’s politics? A cursory answer would be negative, that nothing worthwhile is happening.

25.03.2024 / 09:03

So how are we doing? The economy is expanding, if not at a high rate, at least at a rate higher than the eurozone average, the public debt as a percentage of GDP is decreasing, the targets for primary surpluses are not difficult to achieve.

21.02.2024 / 10:55

What is the problem with our agricultural economy? If it was only or mainly about money, the huge amount of funding that has flowed into Greece as income support and subsidies for investments from European funds after the country joined the European Economic Community (EEC), would have solved all its problems.

18.02.2024 / 16:00

How strong is the Greek economy, really? Whatever may have been said, there are some safe criteria by which to assess its state. It is only as strong as the labor market, the jobs created and the wages offered.

02.02.2024 / 22:32

Before you rush to answer in the affirmative, here are two important news stories that – as so often is the case with important news – went largely unnoticed last week.

25.01.2024 / 21:32

Is the conservative New Democracy government enjoying its political dominance? Undeniably. But it is a mildly problematic dominance. As all opinion polls show, it is not based on the positive acceptance of government policy by a broad popular majority, but on the fear of anarchy and political instability. A stunningly high percentage of around 70% […]

18.01.2024 / 22:15

Inflation had already begun to rear its head in the autumn of 2021, several months before the Russian invasion of Ukraine, and was exacerbated by the war and the tight monetary policy of the European Central Bank, which, instead of boosting supply, was “attacking” imaginary enemies: excess demand that simply did not exist. In a […]

04.01.2024 / 16:25

The forecasts of analysts of international organizations for the course of the global economy in 2023 were wrong. The interest rate hikes certainly had a negative impact on economic growth but they did not force the US economy to make a “bumpy landing,” nor did they plunge the European economy into recession.

25.12.2023 / 18:01

In a poll by Metron Analysis published on December 22, there are some findings that are striking and, more importantly, highlight a core truth that may prove crucial in the future.

23.12.2023 / 21:15

Around this time in 2020, the parliamentary majority of conservative New Democracy had voted in favor of the execution of the 2019 budget, which had been drawn up by the previous leftist SYRIZA government.

16.12.2023 / 22:39

The conservative New Democracy government’s absolute, unprecedented political domination supposedly offered it the ability to develop its program with relative ease, to move quickly and decisively with radical, overdue reforms that are necessary for the country.

11.11.2023 / 21:13

Kostis Hatzidakis had made the war against tax evasion a priority before taking over the Ministry of Finance. It wouldn’t be easy: There are a myriad of “clients” of the political system who are affected. Furthermore, if a war begins against the tax evasion of those who are easy to target, you never know where […]