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:
For an instant it was exhilarating. Some seven years after antifascist rapper Pavlos Fyssas and migrant worker Luqman Shahzad were murdered and numerous others attacked, the leadership and several members of Neo-Nazi Golden Dawn were convicted on October 7 of operating as a criminal organisation.
A video talk featuring Juan Pablo Riesgo, partner of Ernst & Young, and Nick Malkoutzis, editor of MacroPolis, discussing how Spain and Greece should best use the Recovery Fund package
One hot day in the summer of 1847, 19-year-old British soldier William Mills decided to take a dive in the Ionian Sea to cool down. Unfortunately for him, he was attacked and killed by a shark.
Contributor: Nikos Skoutaris
Hailed as one of the heroes of the first phase of the Covid-19 pandemic, Greece seems to have sacrificed its early advantage to political mishandling.
Contributor: Georgia Nakou
Amid more pressing issues, the 10th anniversary of Greece's first international bailout went slightly under the radar earlier this year.
Contributor: Agora Podcast