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 April 2016

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The diversions of the past

In a week that Greece marked the 49th anniversary of a group of colonels seizing power and embarking on a destructive and divisive seven-year reign of terror and backwardness, one would have thought the responsibility rests with the country’s current leaders (who were not even born then) to show that Greeks are capable of leaving the disunion of the past behind them.

Contributor: Nick Malkoutzis

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Categories: Politics (278), Greece (389)

Photo via Flickr Club Med in Washington

Numerous policy challenges awaited the International Monetary Fund at its recemy annual spring meetings in Washington. At first glance it appeaed that Europe and the eurozone were not top of the agenda.

Contributor: Jens Bastian

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Categories: Economy (255)

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