Posts Tagged ‘Greece’

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 […]

Turkey accuses Greece of supporting ‘terror,’ without evidence

In its latest threat to a peaceful country, Turkey threatened Greece and accused the country of supporting terrorism. Ankara has long used mythical accusations of “terrorism” to justify invasions, bombing, ethnic-cleansing and imprisoning people, including dissidents and students at home. Turkey has now turned its threats to Greece after using similar claims to justify attacks […]

US-Based Greek Starts Campaign to Protect Natura 2000 in Greece

Alexandra Drosopoulou wants to raise awareness in the US about the damage to nature in Greece. Credit: Facebook/Alexandra Drosopoulou A young student from Greece, based in Chicago, has kicked-off a digital campaign to protect nature and save the Natura 2000 areas of her homeland. Alexandra Drosopoulou has taken exception to a new law approved recently […]

“I Feel Blessed” Since Our Move Back to Greece

Credit: Katherine Ziogas A move back to Greece is most Greek Americans’ dream — especially if you had spent your childhood there. Memories of blue skies, blue waters, delicious fresh food and tons of friendly faces, always bring a sense of nostalgia when we are away from the homeland. By Katherine Ziogas But thinking about […]

Five Female Olympians of Ancient Greece: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly

Greek Mythology consists of numerous gods and goddesses, although the Greek pantheon itself is comprised of just twelve main gods ruling Mount Olympus. Among the twelve, there are five female rulers, all just as powerful as their male counterparts. These strong female Olympians inspired, protected, and punished the humans they ruled over. Their legends continue […]

Greece to lead IHRA, vows to fight antisemitism

Greece has assumed the position of head of the International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance (IHRA) on Friday, which operates through a rotating presidency. The change comes as antisemitic incidents continue to occur in Greece, as noted by Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis, who said his government will work to combat antisemitism in Greece and Europe.  “Memory […]

Greece Calls on Canada to Participate in its “Success Story”

The leaders of Canada and Greece at the online event. Credit: Greek Government The leaders of Canada and Greece, Justin Trudeau and Kyriakos Mitsotakis, participated on Sunday in an online event to mark the 200th anniversary of the Greek War of Independence. “The Greek community in Canada is a pillar of society,” said Trudeau, adding […]

Most Common Names in Greece, Cyprus, and Around the World

In Greece, the number of common names amount to about a handful for each gender. Credit: Greek Reporter Can you guess the most common names in Greece and Cyprus? The two countries, where naming customs follow a widely-used pattern of naming a child after their grandparents, are known for having a list of only four […]

Greece to be Honored by Costa Rica on Shared Bicentennial

Credit: Bruce Thomson/CC BY 2.0/flickr The nations of Greece and Costa Rica are both celebrating the bicentennial of their independence this year, with Costa Rican authorities planning to illuminate their iconic National Insurance Building in the capital city of San Jose in blue and white on March 25th. Greeks in Costa Rica are already celebrating this […]

Iconic “Greek Slave” Statue Depicts Orphaned Girl from Greece’s Psara

“The Greek Slave,” depicting Psara native Garifallia Mohalbi, in the National Gallery in Washington, D.C. Credit:Karl Thomas Moore/ Wikimedia Commons/ Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 4.0 International The iconic statue named the “Greek Slave,” created by the US sculptor Hiram Powers represents the incredible but true story of one of the more horrific chapters in Greek history, […]

Latin America’s Greek Diaspora Calls for Stronger Ties with Greece

Video conference between Greek representatives of the Latin America diaspora with PM Mitsotakis. Credit: Greek Government Organizations representing the Greek Diaspora in Latin America called for stronger contacts with Greece during a video conference with Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis on Monday. The premier said he was “moved by the Greek flags set behind them, wherever […]

Greece to focus on education in IHRA presidency to combat antisemitism

The International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance (IHRA) has a rotating presidency, and Greece will fill it next, i24 News reported on Thursday, noting that just a few hours before the announcement, on Wednesday night, a Jewish memorial was vandalized in Greece.  The appointment will go into effect on April 1.  On Wednesday, a mural memorializing the […]

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