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 Antonio Barroso

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Emmanuel Macron does not have a lot of time for celebrations after winning the second round of the presidential election on Sunday. Never has an incoming president had to confront a higher level of public disaffection, a political cynicism only exacerbated by a bruising campaign with little real discussion about policy

Contributor: Antonio Barroso

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