In ancient Athens, the agora was the central location where citizens gathered to hear news, discuss and, later, trade. The agora was the heart of the city’s political, cultural and spiritual life and it gave birth to the Greek word for speaking in public: ἀγορεύω (agorevo). It is this spirit we hope to channel in this section of the website.
Here, the Agora is a public forum for discussing events that are unfolding in Greece and beyond. Contributors to Macropolis, as well as guest posters, share their views on political, economic and other matters, while also offering readers the opportunity to express their opinions. As always, those who fail to respect the sanctity of this forum will not be allowed to share in its benefits.
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In the bitter politics of the memoranda years, major points of agreement among political parties were scarce - at least in terms of rhetoric. One of the few exceptions to this rule was the programme for oil and gas exploration and exploitation in Greece.
Contributor: Olivier Vardakoulias
Greece’s debt managers outlined in the budget process that started last October their main goals for public debt management in the first post-bailout year.
Contributor: Yiannis Mouzakis
A narrative evolved in the build up to Sunday’s elections, which has continued in the aftermath of New Democracy’s resounding victory.
Contributor: Nick Malkoutzis
Nobody can doubt that Kyriakos Mitsotakis is taking over control of Greece with the country in much better economic shape than in it has been for many years.
In the course of the past decade, China has invested in and provided loan funding for infrastructure projects across Central, Eastern and Southeast Europe. During this period Beijing has also established an institutional architecture across countries in these three European sub-regions. Founded in 2012, the 16+1 network organizes annual Central and Eastern Europe–China Summits.
Contributor: Jens Bastian