Agora

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 on April 2021

Photo via https://flic.kr/p/2kg4WTZ Bulgaria's Covid-19 vaccination fiasco: excessive risks, mediocre results

Bulgaria’s vaccination program can only be deemed a fiasco. It can be attributed to a number of factors — poor organization, incompetence, and potential conflict of interest. In turn, the drama, which unravels now, is not surprising. Bulgaria is second in the EU in deaths per capita on a seven-day rolling basis and last in the EU by number of administered vaccines per capita.

Contributor: Vladimir Atanasov

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Photo via https://flic.kr/p/2ixw624 The unbearably slow vaccination process in Croatia

Favoritism, weak strategy and poor communication with the public were the features of the first months of vaccination and they are the reasons that Croatia is currently at the bottom of the EU scale in terms of percentage of vaccinated population. As the third wave of the pandemic rages, the citizens are frustrated to see healthy middle-aged people already vaccinated in some cities, while elsewhere those over 70 are still waiting for a call.

Contributor: Vedrana Simičević

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Photo via https://flic.kr/p/2k7mNxp It will happen when it happens - The vaccination entanglement in North Macedonia

The number of people infected and deaths have increased significantly in the past period, while the epidemiological situation in the country is critical. However, the Commission on Infectious Diseases does not plan to recommend additional prevention measures for the time being, thus raising the dilemma of whether the health or the economy are number one priority in this pandemic.

Contributor: Stefan Ristovski & Angel Mojsovski

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Categories: Europe (236), Politics (315), Society (94)