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 Ioannis Glinavos

Photo by MacroPolis What the ECB did next - a tale from another crisis

Italy’s political crisis and incoming government brings the European Central Bank back to making unpleasant choices as it tries to balance market risks with charting a path out of never-ending stimulus and crisis response measures. Mario Draghi has to preserve Euro-stability without appearing to intervene in Rome’s volatile politics.

Contributor: Ioannis Glinavos

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Categories: Europe (178), Economy (236), Greece (343)

Greek Salad (made in Italy)

The anticipated creation of a populist government in Italy has sent shivers down the spines of those who have been following developments in Greece since 2015. Indeed, there are enough similarities to give rise to concern. The following discussion offers three key reasons why Italy (and Europe by extension) is about to head into some serious trouble.

Contributor: Ioannis Glinavos

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Categories: Europe (178), Politics (240)