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.
Our first podcast is on (what else?) the coronavirus.
Since 2013, MacroPolis has been putting Greece in perspective for readers around the world. Now we want to do the same for listeners so we've launched a podcast.
Greece has earned plaudits for tackling the Covid-19 threat to publich health but now faces a challenge in containing the impact on the country's fragile economy.
If we’re lucky (and, let’s be honest, circumstance will have played some part), we’ll look back on the last few weeks and remember the peculiar moments rather than the tragic incidents.
Contributor: Nick Malkoutzis
Greece’s handling of the coronavirus pandemic has been admired internationally for both the control of the spread and the remarkable low number of fatalities. Given the recent history and tough economic austerity endured, Greece has put the USA, France and the UK to shame on both a per capita and cumulative basis.
Contributor: Robert Quartly-Janeiro