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.

Posts on December 2015

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Photo by Jan Wellman via Flickr The year that Greece (nearly) saw it all

Since the Greek crisis began, the action has hardly stopped. But even by its standards, Greece managed to produce an inconceivable amount of news, speculation and uncertainty in 2015. It was the year in which Greeks went to the polls three times and were told they were on the verge of leaving the eurozone many more.

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Photo by MacroPolis Leaving Greece's annus horribilis behind

No one inside or outside Greece will easily forget 2015. With the change of government and the appointment of Alexis Tsipras from the leftist Syriza party as prime minister in late January, a six-month period of profound uncertainty about the future course of the country only ended when a third financial assistance programme was reluctantly agreed with international creditors in August.

Contributor: Jens Bastian

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