In ancient Athens, the agora was where citizens gathered to hear news, discuss and, later, trade. The agora was the heart of the city’s political, cultural and spiritual life. It is this spirit we hope to channel in this section of the website. Here, the Agora is a public forum for discussing events unfolding in Greece and beyond.
In May 2020, we also launched a podcast called The Agora, delivering insight from our own experts and analysis from special guests. If you enjoy intelligent, lively discussion and want the bigger picture, join us for a stroll through the Agora. Our show is hosted on Acast, but you can also listen to us here:
Posts in Politics
In three weeks, German citizens aged 18 and older will vote for a new parliament, the Bundestag. The campaigns of the competing political parties for the general elections of September 26th are in full swing.
Contributor: Jens Bastian
The summer month of August is a good moment to sit back and reflect on the broader underlying events in our daily lives. This also holds true for thinking about the macroeconomy of Greece. We can ponder and look at developments from a certain vantage point to ascertain what developments are probably transient and passing, and which ones are more durable and structural.
Contributor: Bob Traa & Jens Bastian
In the last two weeks, wildfires have destroyed tens of thousands of hectares of forest in Turkey's Mediterranean and Aegean provinces, killed eight people and forced thousands of people including tourists to flee.
Contributor: Wolfango Piccoli
The fight against fake news and misinformation is much harder than all internationally undertaken and locally implemented or created measures and activities. It is a complex process in which neither media, institutions or civil society organizations, let alone individuals, can fight on their own, and the consequences can be much more terrible than they are now.
Contributor: Teofil Blazevski
Clearly, whichever way we slice it, we will be fighting fake news, misinformation, and conspiracy theories for a long time to come. Have we already mentioned that politicians are some of the biggest propagators of misinformation? Well, now we have!
Contributor: Ivor Fuka