The Anonymous Unemployed

If we had to identify the strongest and most consistent demands of Greek public opinion during the post-dictatorship period, it would come to the following three: democracy, freedom, and equal treatment of the underprivileged. A set of values ​​that could also be described as “I want to live freely with a right to hope”. In the mid-2000s, though, this changed. It may seem inferior, but decent employment or “a good job” became the main demand.

Actions vs. Words

Europe always constituted a stable reference point for Greeks: a field of peace, democracy, and economic development that counterbalanced the country’s domestic problems, as well as the instability of its neighborhood. Although this symbolic context is still evident from the July 2013 survey (remaining in the Euro dominates returning to the Drachma, the national currency), Greek people cast direct doubt on the ability of Europe itself to recover from the crisis and thereby improve its 500m citizens’ living conditions in the coming years.

The political bet of 2013

From the June 2012 elections until now, the public dialogue in Greece was monopolized by issues related to the disbursement of a large tranche of the EU-ECB-IMF loan to Greece, and the additional measures that would follow with the associated “Memorandum III”. On these issues the two “new political camps” of pro and anti-memorandum, which have replaced – at least so far – the domestic two-party system, positioned themselves clearly. The tranche disbursement a few days ago essentially kept the government alive, strengthened the Prime Minister’s personal approval, and weakened the anti-memorandum rhetoric.

Έρευνα για το πολιτικό τοπίο στο τέλος του 2012 EN

Από τον Οκτώβριο του 2008, επικεντρώνουμε την προσοχή μας στη χρηματοπιστωτική κρίση και στην κρίση δημοσίου χρέους. Τείνουμε να παραμελούμε άλλα ζητήματα των άλλων διαστάσεων της ελληνικής κοινωνίας. Δείτε στην έρευνα της Κάπα Research όλες τις διαστάσεις όπως μετρήθηκαν στο τέλος του 2012.