Agora

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 by Arturo Lopo

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Photo by La Veu via Flickr https://flic.kr/p/qVUw1i Spain is not Greece: Part two

The tremors in Greece after SYRIZA’s electoral victory were also felt in Spain –and quite intensely. Having attempted to disassociate Athens’ fate from Madrid’s, Spanish officials have found themselves somewhat linked again: in the outbreak of eurozone debt crisis it was the need for reforms and a rescue; today, it is politics.

Contributor: Arturo Lopo

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Categories: Greece (288), Politics (190), Europe (137)

Photo by Roberto Ortiz via Flickr In Spain, the best generation is in danger of becoming the lost generation

A double degree in communication from Paris and Madrid universities, and a master’s in cultural policy at a prestigious British institution may have been enough for getting a job a decade ago in Spain but not now. Laura, 25 and unemployed for one year, voices her pessimism about her future prospects with resignation and defeatism amidst incessant murmuring about a coming economic recovery.

Contributor: Arturo Lopo

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Categories: Society (40), Europe (137), Economy (195)

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