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 by Nick Malkoutzis

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Photo by MacroPolis Samaras shoots, Samaras scores!

“Samaras rescues Greece” – it’s the headline the prime minister and many in his office would have cherished. But Giorgos Samaras, the striker without a club, has beaten premier Antonis to the title of saviour thanks to his injury time penalty on Wednesday, which ushered Greece into the second round of the World Cup for the first time in its history.

Contributor: Nick Malkoutzis

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Categories: Politics (355), Society (123), Greece (452)

Photo by Myrto Papadopoulos [www.myrtopapadopoulos.com] Stomach for the fight

Stress can affect you in peculiar ways. “I felt so ill reading that mail I had to admit myself into the clinic at 4 am," Deputy Prime Minister Evangelos Venizelos told The Guardian recently as he recounted the moment he says he realised George Papandreou had not properly thought through the idea of holding a referendum on Greece’s bailout terms in late 2011.

Contributor: Nick Malkoutzis

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Photo by MacroPolis Greece stuck in the long tunnel of political transition

The staggered demise of New Democracy and PASOK, which has caused the disappearance of the centre in Greek politics, has forced the country into a political transition whose duration and outcome remains unknown. Sunday’s local and European Parliament elections did little to provide answers. Only the lack of trust could be deemed an outright winner on the night.

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Categories: Politics (355), Greece (452)

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