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 Europe
Since 2013, MacroPolis has been putting Greece in perspective for readers around the world. Now we want to do the same for listeners so we've launched a podcast.
Contributor: Agora Podcast
On March 26th, the European Council issued a joint statement stressing the objective of a ‘green transition’: "The urgency is presently on fighting the Coronavirus pandemic and its immediate consequences.
Contributor: Olivier Vardakoulias
These are extraordinary times. As the saying goes, they also require extraordinary measures and unexpected decisions. What past crises could not achieve, and where decision-makers wavered or delayed, the advent of the coronavirus has triggered.
Contributor: Jens Bastian
The decision taken by Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan earlier this month to allow asylum seekers and migrants to travel to Greece took some people by surprise but it was a move that had been in the making for some time.
Contributor: Nick Malkoutzis
On the afternoon of of Saturday, February 29, Greece closed its land border with Turkey to prevent thousands of migrants who had gathered on the Turkish side from entering the country.
Contributor: Georgia Nakou