Agora

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. If you enjoy intelligent, lively discussion and want the bigger picture, join us for a stroll through the Agora. Our show is hosted on Acast, but you can also listen to us here:
 

Posts on March 2016

A misstep away from absurdity

Greece’s Migration Policy Minister Yiannis Mouzalas could find himself out of a job or demoted soonbecause he slipped up in an interview. That his position is in peril for a verbal faux pas when others are going about their jobs unperturbed despite helping running the country into the ground is a pretty succinct statement on the interminable absurdity of Greek politics

Contributor: Nick Malkoutzis

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Categories: Politics (293), Greece (406)

Photo by MacroPolis EU-Turkey refugee plan: One for one and none for all

European Union leaders and Turkish Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu are due to meet again in Brussels this week (March 17–18) to finalise an agreement on the resettlement of refugees. Europe appears ready to come together and hold its nose to get the deal done but there is still the potential it could fail, leaving Greece alone and holding its head.

Contributor: Nick Malkoutzis

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Categories: Europe (213), Politics (293), Greece (406)