Nick Malkoutzis, the co-founder and editor of Macropolis.gr, joins Thanos Davelis to discuss the “beach towel movement” in Greece, which has seen citizens on a number of popular islands mobilize to reclaim their beaches from private businesses, and look at its broader impact.
A new movement is underway in Greece, and is taking place on its beaches in the middle of the tourist season. Citizens on a number of popular islands have been mobilizing to reclaim their beaches from private businesses, a number of which have illegally covered the seafront with umbrellas and sunbeds. These demonstrations are already starting to have an impact, with the so-called “beach towel movement” not only raising questions about the sustainability of the current tourism model in Greece, but also taking on a political dimension. Nick Malkoutzis, the co-founder and editor of Macropolis.gr, a political and economic analysis site that focuses on Greece, joins Thanos Davelis to discuss the “beach towel movement” and its broader impact.
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