Posts Tagged ‘Greece’

“A historic sham”: Zelensky’s speech to Greece’s parliament sparks national outrage, opens WWII-era wounds

By inviting an Azov fighter to address Greece’s parliament, Zelensky opened the country’s historic wounds and triggered angry demonstrations that have shaken its pro-US government.

Brutal Draconian Laws of Ancient Greece Were Etched in Blood

Athens is perhaps most famous for being the birthplace of democracy. One of the cornerstones for the establishment of Athenian democracy was the introduction of a written law code that could only be enforced by a court. The institution of such a law code eliminated the (often unjust) interpretation of oral laws which were once […]

Ukrainians living in Greece mobilise to support Kyiv

On Thursday, people gathered in front of the Athens Parliament to support Ukrainian leader Volodymyr Zelenskyy, who was addressing Greek lawmakers via video link. The group was composed of Greeks, Ukrainian refugees and other members of the diaspora. In his speech, Zelenskyy called for the West to send more weapons to Ukraine. He highlighted the […]

Deucalion Myth – The Great Flood From Greece

Deucalion was the son of the last Titan (god),  Prometheus. According to  Hesiod, Prometheus and the god Zeus were in conflict. Prometheus was the one who, with the help of the Goddess  Athena, created  humans. When humankind became mean, greedy, and disobedient to the gods, Zeus decided to destroy them. Deucalion, son of Prometheus, in an effort […]

Gods and Gambling in Ancient Greece

When you talk about gambling usually your mind goes to casinos, baccarat, roulette, lottery, dice etc. But have you ever thought about when or how gambling first originated?  The fact is that some forms of gambling  Read more Section:  News History Ancient Traditions Read Later  Source

Greece: More Bodies Found on Burned-Out Ferry, Deaths at 8

A ferry is on fire at the Ionian Sea near the island of Corfu, Greece, on Feb. 18, 2022. (Lazos Mantikos/ via AP) ATHENS, Greece—Fire Service rescuers in western Greece have discovered six more bodies on a ferry severely damaged by a fire en route to Italy last week, raising the death toll to eight. […]

The Passion of the Greek Diaspora for Greece

Credit: Mstyslav Chernov, CC BY-SA 3.0 From ancient times to the modern day, Greeks of the diaspora — those who have left their native land to make a home abroad — have enriched the international community. By Constantine Passaris Last year’s bicentennial celebrations of the Greek revolution of 1821 spotlighted the passion of the Greek […]

Greece Honors Distinguished Hellenes of the Diaspora

Greek President Katerina Sakellaropoulou meets the honorees in Athens on Thursday. Credit: Presidency of the Hellenic Republic Greece honored eight distinguished figures of the Greek diaspora for excellence in their fields and promoting Greece abroad in an event on Thursday in Athens. The third edition of the annual Argo Awards, held under the auspices of […]

Greece: Protest against budget constrained by pandemic costs

Labour unions led by the Greek Communist Party staged a protest during a parliamentary budget debate on Thursday to demand a return of wage and pension levels that were axed during three successive international bailouts. Some 2,000 protesters gathered in front of the parliament building in central Athens as lawmakers debated the 2022 budget, which […]

Hellenic Initiative Donation Improves Lives of Children in Greece

The donation by the Hellenic Initiative will provide support for children in need. Credit: Facebook/Together for Children The Hellenic Initiative (THI) – a global movement of the Greek Diaspora – donated an additional $30,000 to the child welfare organization in Greece ‘Mazi Gia to Pedi – Together for Children’ (TFC) this week. THI, which recently […]

Fatally Disrupting The Thesmophoria: The Savagery Of Greece’s Citizen Wives

A dominant paradigm of ancient Greece was turned on its head when subjugated women were made autonomous by participating in a feminine fertility festival known as the Thesmophoria. Devoted to human as well as crop fertility, the Thesmophoria ushered in the sowing season and was one of the most prominent and widespread of all Greek […]

Europe ‘torn by nationalist egoism’ on migration, says Pope on Greece visit

Pope Francis on Saturday slammed the European Union’s nationalist divisions over migration as he began a visit to Greece. “The European Community, torn by nationalist egoism, rather than being an engine of solidarity, appears at times blocked and uncoordinated, ” he said during a meeting with EU vice-president Margaritis Schinas, Greek President Katerina Sakellaropoulou and […]

Descendants of American Philhellenes Helped Greece Again in 1941

Downtown Pittsburgh was lit up in blue on March 25, 2021 to celebrate the Bicentennial of the Greek War of Independence. The area was a hotbed of Philhellenes who supported the Greek cause in 1821 — and some of their descendants supported Greece during WWII as well, many decades later. Credit: American Hellenic Foundation of […]

U.S. Ambassador Calls on Greek-Americans to Invest in Greece

“It’s time for folks to give Greece another look,” the US Ambassador said at the AHI event in Athens. Credit: US Embassy U.S. Ambassador to Greece Geoffrey Pyatt challenged earlier in the week the Greek-American business world to “take a closer look at investing in Greece.” Speaking at an American Hellenic Institute (AHI) event held […]


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Greece Imposes Monthly Fine Of 100 euros On Unjabbed People Over The Age Of 60

Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis has announced that anybody who is over the age of 60 and refuses to get a Covid jab will be fined 100 Euros (£85) a month as as the country prepares to launch a vaccine mandate. Mitsotakis announced mandatory Covid-19 vaccination for all Greeks over the age of 60 on Tuesday, […]

Greece Imposes $114 Monthly Fine on Unvaccinated People Over 60

Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis announced mandatory Covid-19 vaccination for all Greeks above 60 years of age before a cabinet meeting in Athens on Tuesday, in an effort to tackle the new omicron variation threat ahead of the festive season. Those who refuse to get vaccinated will have to pay a monthly fine of 100 […]

Greece Becomes Latest EU Country To Restrict The Unjabbed

Greece has become the latest country to impose restrictions on those who have not been vaccinated against covid-19 following a reported surge in cases. Unjabbed people in Greece will be denied access to indoor spaces even if they test negative for the virus.. Al Jazeera reports: In a televised address to the nation, Prime Minister […]

Greece: ‘farcical trial’ of search and rescue volunteers opens

The trial of two search and rescue volunteers opened in Greece today, with the pair facing up to 25 years in jail. Amnesty International has described the proceedings as “farcical”. The two are among a total of 24 aid workers facing similar charges in the trial. Syrian refugee Sarah Mardini, 25, and 27-year-old Seán Binder […]

Washington and Paris are Forming a Front Against Turkey in Greece

The arrival of the new US administration sparked increased friction with Turkey in 2021, leading to an even greater split in Ankara-Washington relations. In this context, as well as Washington’s blatantly growing disdain for Ankara, it is more imperative than ever to answer the following: “What do we expect to happen first: the removal of […]

Microsoft AI Recreates Ancient Greece’s Olympia as it Stood 2,000 Years Ago

Ancient Olympia has been recreated by Microsoft. This means that from the comfort of your own armchair, you can login, and take a spectacular augmented reality 3d tour of this iconic ancient site using Olympia AI. The first Olympic Games were held at Olympia in the year 776 BC, almost 2,800 years ago. Dedicated to […]


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Greece: Cargo ship with 400 migrants onboard rescued after engine problem

A cargo ship with about 400 migrants on board is headed to a safe anchorage in Greece after suffering engine problems off the island of Crete, the Greek coast guard said on Friday. The Turkish-flagged freighter was located by a Greek search and rescue vessel after authorities were informed that the ship was in need […]

Greek-Australians Launch “OuzoTalk,” Podcast on Greece’s Libation

“OuzoTalk” is a new podcast hosted by Greek-Australians Nick Athanassiou and Tom Skolarikis. Credit: OuzoTalk The Greek diaspora now has a new podcast to listen to, following this week’s launch of “Ouzo Talk” across all major podcasting platforms. It is co-hosted by Nick Athanassiou and former journalist Tom Skolarikis. Listen to the podcast: The two […]

Mitsotakis Talks Greece with Greek-American US Rep. Gus Bilirakis

Gus Bilirakis meets Greek PM Mitsotakis in Athens on Monday. Credit: Greek PM Press Office Greek Prime Minister, Kyriakos Mitsotakis held a meeting on Monday with visiting Greek-American US congressman Gus Bilirakis, in which they discussed Greece’s role as a factor of stability in the Mediterranean. The meeting between the PM and the US representative confirmed […]

U.S. Congressman Gus Bilirakis Awarded Honorary Doctorate in Greece

US Representative Gus Bilirakis stated it was a “Tremendous honor to receive the honorary doctorate” at the ceremony on Tuesday. Credit: Nikos Apostolopoulos/ University of West Attica The University of West Attica, one of Athens’ premiere educational institutions, offered an honorary doctorate to Greek-American Congressman Gus Bilirakis at a ceremony in the Greek capital on […]

Fire breaks out at Greece’s Samos migrant camp, forcing evacuation of 550 people

A fire broke out late Sunday at a soon-to-be-closed migrant camp on the Greek island of Samos, forcing its evacuation. No injuries or major damage were reported. Authorities said the fire started in some abandoned buildings inside the camp and had been brought under control. They have also begun evacuating the 550 migrants to an […]

Greece investigates plane crash that killed witness in Netanyahu corruption trial

Greek authorities have opened an investigation into the deadly crash of a private plane near the island of Samos. The crash killed a prosecution witness in the corruption trial of former Israeli prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu. Haim Geron, a former senior official at Israel’s ministry of communications, and his wife Esther were the only occupants […]

Europe’s top rights body calls on Greece to amend migrant deportation bill

Greek authorities must amend a draft bill that would see NGOs fined for carrying out life-saving rescue of migrants at sea, the Council of Europe (CoE) said on Friday. Dunja Mijatovic, Human Rights Commissioner for the CoE, said in a statement that the draft legislation currently being discussed by Greek parliamentarians “would hinder the life-saving […]

Fake ‘Global Warming’ Agenda: Multiple Fires in Greece Linked to Arson, A Dozen Suspects Arrested

The fires that are currently raging in Greece, just like the ones in Australia from last year, have been set by arsonists, on a large scale. In Australia, at least 200 people have been arrested for deliberately starting the bushfires. In Greece, around a dozen suspected arsonists have been apprehended so far. But the media […]

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