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 June 2019
The formal process of dissolving Parliament and setting in motion early elections in Greece was completed at the beginning of this week. Attention can now turn to the campaign across the country.
Contributor: Jens Bastian
On the night of October 6 in 2009, Greek TV channels put up the map of the country's electoral districts; more than 40 were coloured in the green of PASOK, and just six in the blue of New Democracy (ND).
Contributor: Yiannis Mouzakis