Posts Tagged ‘Greece’

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 […]

Diaspora Rushes to Help Greece During Worst Fires in Modern History

People from the village of Pefki aboard a ferry which evacuated them from the area on Sunday. Organizations and individuals from the Greek diaspora are now organizing fundraisers to help in the Greece fire recovery. Credit: Greek Reporter The Greek diaspora, always ready to help the motherland in an emergency, is now rushing to help […]

Greece fires: Thousands flee homes as blaze ravages Greek island amid ‘nightmarish summer’

Uncontrolled wildfires have forced thousands of people to flee their homes on the Greek island of Evia after a blaze ripped through vast areas of pristine forest, with ferries on standby to evacuate those living nearby. Residents described losing entire villages to the flames while the country’s prime minister, Kyriakos Mitsotakis, said Greece had suffered […]

Greece: Homes destroyed in aftermath to Peloponnese forest fire

Five villages have been evacuated and eight people hospitalised with burns and respiratory problems since the fire broke out early Saturday near Patras, in the Peloponnese, about 210 kilometres (130 miles) west of Athens. Nearly 300 firefighters, two water bomber planes and five helicopters were battling Sunday to put out a forest fire in Greece […]

Vienna’s “Little Greece” and the First Newspaper in Greek

Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church, Vienna’s “Little Greece”. Credit: afagen/CC BY-NC-SA 2.0 When we consider key communities of the Greek Diaspora, Vienna rarely comes to mind. However, if we are to consider historically significant communities for modern Hellenism, the Austrian capital should certainly be on the shortlist with its own Greek enclave, Little Greece. Like […]

AHEPA Supreme Convention Underway in Athens, Greece

PM Kyriakos Mitsotakis (center) receiving the AHEPA Socrates Award in Athens at the convention. AHEPA President George Horiates is on the right. Credit: PM Press Office AHEPA, the American Hellenic Educational Progressive Association, is holding its 99th supreme convention in Athens, Greece from July 25 until July 31. The fraternal organization kicked off its supreme […]

Greece: Mass Protests Against Vaccination Measures

Thousands of protesters rallied in Greece on Wednesday to oppose the governments coronavirus vaccinations programme. The protests follow announcements from the government saying the unvaccinated will be banned from visiting bars, restaurants, cinemas and other public places as “immune-only” venues and spaces will be created for the fully jabbed. The government also plans to make […]

Mass Protests Erupt in Greece against Government after Compulsory Vaccinations and Passports

Home » Europe, Protests » Mass Protests Erupt in Greece against Government after Compulsory Vaccinations and Passports     Thousands took to the streets in two of Greece’s largest cities to protest new health mandates, which bar the unvaccinated from many public spaces and require medical staff to take the shot, as well as plans […]

Sluggish start to tourism season in Greece

In the historic centre of Athens, only a handful of visitors wander around. The streets are normally flooded with tourists, but earlier expectations for a dynamic comeback of Greek tourism have not been met. “Things change on a daily basis,” says Evgenios Vassilikos, the president of the Athens Hoteliers association. “On the one hand, there […]

Mass Protests in Greece in Response to Unvaccinated Being Banned From Social Life

Greece has become the latest European country to be hit with mass protests after the government announced the unvaccinated would be banned from visiting bars, restaurants, cinemas and other public places. Thousands of demonstrators descended on Athens and Thessaloniki, with crowds chanting “Hands off our kids!” and holding signs that said “We say no to […]

The Healing Power of Dream Incubation in Ancient Greece

In the ancient world, many cultures built elaborate temple complexes dedicated to their healer gods – Imhotep in Egypt and Asklepios in Greece for example. These gods were recognized as having the power to cure supplicants from a variety of ailments within sleep and sacred dreams. Those who desired healing might travel many hundreds of […]

In migration lull, Greece bolsters Turkey border fence

Construction has begun of a 40-kilometre steel fence over five metres tall in the wetlands of northeastern Evros, Greece’s river border with Turkey. This area is where the Greek state has chosen to deploy a new anti-migration arsenal of measures, including cameras, radar, and long-range acoustic devices, also known as sound cannons. Source 00

New Alzheimer’s Drug Will Be Available in Greece in 2022

Michel Vounatsos, the CEO of Biogen. Credit: Biogen.com Aduhelm, a new, completely revolutionary treatment for the dreaded disease of Alzheimer’s was approved on Wednesday by the United States’ drug regulatory authority the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). And the Greek CEO and Chairman of the firm that produces the new drug, Aduhelm (aducanumab), assure the […]

EU alarmed by Greece’s use of sound cannons at border to deter asylum seekers

The European Union has expressed concerns over Greece’s reported use of a sound cannon to deter migrants from approaching its borders. European commission spokesperson Adalbert Jahnz said on Thursday that the EU’s executive branch had “noted with concern reports in the media” on the use of long range acoustic devices (LRADs) at Greece’s border with […]

Greece evacuates villages as forest fires rage

Authorities in the Corinth region of southern Greece have moved people from six villages to safety as fire fighters battled a forest fire with scores of trucks and 21 aircraft, they said on Thursday. No deaths were reported in the blaze that broke out on Wednesday night at a small seaside holiday resort on the […]

Greece to Establish Greek Diaspora Day

Credit: Greek government Kostas Vlassis, the deputy Foreign Minister of Greece, responsible for the Greek diaspora, sent an open letter recently to the Greek diaspora worldwide asking them to propose a date for the establishment of the ”Greek Diaspora Day.” In his letter, Vlassis notes that ”2021 is a milestone year in the centuries-old journey […]

Foreigners arrive as Greece’s tourist season begins

Some raced to buses and trains heading to the port where they would take ferries to the islands of the Aegean. Popular destinations included Mykonos and Santorini. Greece is hoping to be a safe destination for travelers this year as it tries to revive its key tourism sector, which was battered by the pandemic in […]

Greece is preparing for a tourist influx – but is it ready?

Kapetanos Giorgos spent much of the winter as normal, catching squid on the small Greek island of Gavdos, not far from the island of Crete. Now that Greece is set to open its doors to tourists on May 14, Giorgos and his family are preparing to greet an influx of tourists on the terrace of […]

Israeli firm inks NIS 5.4 billion flight training deal with Greece

The Greek defense ministry signed a NIS 5.4 billion deal with an Israeli defense contractor for a flight simulation center for the Hellenic Air Force last week, the Defense Ministry announced Sunday. The move comes as part of deepening ties between Israel, Greece and Cyprus, amid shared concerns over Turkey’s increasingly aggressive actions in the […]

Israel and Greece sign their largest ever defense agreement

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Greece Says Wants Positive Agenda With Turkey After Ministers’ Spat

Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu and his Greek counterpart Nikos Dendias hold a news conference in Ankara, Turkey, April 15, 2021. Photo: Turkish Foreign Ministry/Handout via REUTERS Greece said on Friday it wanted a “positive agenda” with Turkey despite differences, a day after their foreign ministers clashed during a news conference, while President Tayyip Erdogan […]

Diaspora Sends Hundreds of Proposals to Mark Greece’s Bicentennial

Young Greek-Americans show their pride by holding the Greek flag with the illuminated Savannah Convention Center behind them. Credit: Vasilis Varlagas The Greek Diaspora has sent hundreds of proposals for actions and events marking Greece’s bicentennial, “Greece 2021” committee president Gianna Angelopoulos-Daskalaki said on Friday. “The committee has received 319 proposals for actions and events […]

Foreign Ministers of Israel, UAE, Greece and Cyprus Meet to Develop Region’s ‘New Narrative’

Cypriot Foreign Minister Nikos Christodoulides, Israeli Foreign Minister Gabi Ashkenazi, Greece’s Foreign Minister Nikos Dendias and Anwar Gargash, diplomatic adviser of UAE’s President, attend a joint news conference in Paphos, Cyprus April 16, 2021. Iakovos Hatzistavrou/Pool via REUTERS Israel, the UAE, Greece and Cyprus said they would seek to deepen their cooperation in fields ranging […]

Greece Vows to Abolish All Voting Restrictions for Diaspora

Credit: Greek Reporter Greece announced on Monday that it will introduce legislation which will abolish all restrictions regarding voting for diaspora Greeks. Interior Minister Makis Voridis said an amendment to the current law will be proposed, making it much easier for Greeks in the U.S., Australia, Canada and elsewhere around the globe to vote in […]

Australia’s PM Honors 80th Anniversary of the Battle of Crete in Greece

Greek-Australians parading. Credit: Chris Phutully/ CC BY 2.0 Australia’s Prime Minister Scott Morrison issued a statement recently to commemorate the 80th anniversary of the Battle of Crete in Greece during World War II. The Australian PM addressed his message to the Cretan Association of Sydney and New South Wales, a very active organization of Greek […]

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