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 February 2018

Photo via Flickr Greece reaches for its pills

If Novartis makes pills to combat nausea, they will have sold like hot cakes in Greece over the past few days. The decision earlier this month by an anti-corruption prosecutor to send to Parliament a case file that contained statements from three protected witnesses who accuse 10 politicians of accepting bribes from the Swiss pharmaceutical giant has unleashed all the negative and vomit-inducing elements that Greek politics has to offer.

Contributor: Nick Malkoutzis

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