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 Ioannis Glinavos

Photo by Angelos Christofilopoulos/Fosphotos The benefits of being Greek

Greece is heading for a general election on July 7. A great part of the political narrative around this election is a confrontation between a supposedly fantastical leftist alternative and a mature, European direction for Greece. The former is represented by Alexis Tsipras and SYRIZA, while the latter is allegedly promised by Kyriakos Mitsotakis and New Democracy.

Contributor: Ioannis Glinavos

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Categories: Politics (297), Society (72), Greece (411)

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 (215), Economy (271), Greece (411)

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 (215), Politics (297)