Posts Tagged ‘Greece’

260,000 illegal immigrants have been stopped by Greece from Invading Europe in 2022

An official said on Saturday that Greek authorities stopped 260,000 migrants from entering the country illegally from Turkey in 2017. Takis Theodorikakos, Greece’s Minister for Citizens’ Protection, accompanied ambassadors from the European Union and the United Kingdom to the country’s border wall with Turkey, which is now being expanded. In order to lessen the burden […]

Crown Prince Pavlos of Greece and Marie-Chantal will NOT move to Athens

The sources have claimed that Crown Prince Pavlos of Greece and his wife, Crown Princess Marie-Chantal, would not move to Athens after King Constantine’s death. Prince William‘s godfather and the nephew of the Duke of Edinburgh, King Constantine II of Greece, passed away from a stroke earlier this month at the age of 82. A […]

Bank of Greece: Travel receipts soar by 68.5% during January – November 2022

Based on provisional data by the Bank of Greece, the balance of travel services in November 2022 showed a surplus of €180.0 million, up from a surplus of €154.8 million in November 2021. More specifically, in November 2022 travel receipts rose by 15.9% to €314.0 million, up from €271.0 million in November 2021, while travel […]

E-car subsidy program underway in Greece with 10,500 filed applications

A total of 17,801 e-cars were circulating on Greek roads in 2022, with new e-car registrations totalling 7,498 in the January-November 2022 period, accounting for 7.6% of all new registrations in the country, ANA reports. The Greek government is currently implementing a program that aims to promote the use of electric vehicles. The first cycle […]

Greece says it prevented 260,000 migrants from entering in 2022

Ankara insists it follows international law, but if a migrant qualifies for refugee status they cannot be ruled to have broken the law by crossing a border. Source

‘Solidarity is a must’: Greece calls for EU help on migration

Greece prevented around 260,000 migrants from entering illegally in 2022, an official said on Saturday. Source

EXPOSE: Italy illegally forcing asylum seekers back into Greece …in metal boxes (VIDEO)

Italy has been found to be engaging in illegal pushbacks reports Al Jazeera after an investigation it conducted with Lighthouse Reports and other media partners revealed that ‘asylum seekers looking for shelter in Europe have been illegally forced to leave Italy and locked up in unofficial prisons at sea’. As per the media outlet, the… […]

Greece detects African swine fever in wild boar in Serres

Greece reported a case of African swine fever (ASF) at a breeding farm in the north of the country this week, agriculture ministry announced on Friday. The virus was detected in a dead female wild boar in the municipal unit of Petritsi, in the region of Serres, it said. The ministry of agriculture has taken… […]

Cousins Married to Protect Their Farmland in Bronze Age Greece

It was “customary” for cousins to marry in the Aegean Bronze Age, according to a team of archaeogeneticists studying ancient social customs. Read more Section:  News History & Archaeology History Ancient Traditions Read Later  Source

Thousands Turn Out To Bid Farewell To Greece’s Former King

A crowd of thousands chanted “Long live the king” and “Constantine, Constantine” on Monday. Source

10 Reasons to Visit The Mani, Greece

No other part of Greece combines stupendous mountain scenery and scenic hikes with deserted, pristine beaches and a wealth of ancient sites like the Peloponnese’s Mani, making it the perfect autumn destination. Source

Greece will insist on the return of the Parthenon Marbles, Mendoni says

Culture and Sports Minister Lina Mendoni said in an interview with SKAI radio on Friday that “Greece will continue to demand the return of the Parthenon Marbles to Athens and their reunification with the Parthenon. At all levels, both on the level of public opinion but also via the processes of UNESCO.” According to Mendoni,… […]

Constantine, The Former And Last King Of Greece, Dead At 82

The country’s last monarch won an Olympic gold medal before becoming entangled in his country’s volatile politics in the 1960s, spending decades in exile. Source

Constantine, the Former and Last King of Greece, Dies at 82

ATHENS, Greece—Constantine, the former and last king of Greece, who won an Olympic gold medal before becoming entangled in his country’s volatile politics in the 1960s as king and spent decades in exile, has died. He was 82. Doctors at the private Hygeia Hospital in Athens confirmed to The Associated Press that Constantine died late […]

GREECE ANNOUNCE MEN’S AND WOMEN’S RUGBY LEAGUE INTERNATIONAL FIXTURES

Greece’s men will play a home fixture against Serbia in Athens on May 13. The match will comprise only players from the respective domestic leagues, in a repeat of a game between the nations held in Belgrade in 2017, in which Serbia won 50-6. GRLA president, George Stilianos, said: “We are very excited about the… […]

Heavy rainfall expected in Greece from late Monday

The Athens National Observatory’s meteo service warned on Monday that a low pressure front in the Adriatic Sea, moving slowly to the east and later to the southwest, will affect Greece from Monday afternoon until the morning of Thursday 12 January, The main characteristics of the front will be the rainfall that will affect the… […]

Ammothines of Lemnos: Greece’s hidden mini Sahara desert

Although Lemnos is often associated with beautiful harbours, wonderful beaches and great cuisine, few know that the island has its own “mini” Sahara desert! Justifiably so, as anyone who comes here knows that they will enjoy stunning beaches, can do water sports, admire archaeological sites and beautiful traditional architecture, try excellent dishes and cheeses and… […]

Greece “strongly condemns” and is “deeply concerned” by attacks on Brazil’s parliament

Greece strongly condemned “the attacks” by supporters of former Brazilian president Jair Bolsonaro against the country’s congress on Sunday, the Greek foreign ministry posted on Twitter. “Deeply concerned & appalled by yesterday’s assaults on democratic institutions in Brasilia, Brazil,” the Greek foreign ministry said in a tweet on Monday. “Greece strongly condemns the attacks and… […]

Traveling to Greece during Covid-19: What you need to know before you go

If you’re planning to travel to Greece, here’s what you’ll need to know and expect if you want to visit during the Covid-19 pandemic. What you need to know Greece is still open to all tourists without the need for proof of vaccine status. What’s on offer ? Ancient monuments, myriad islands, spectacular beaches and vast mountains.… […]

Renewing Your Greek Passport In Greece

Greek passport holders, particularly those residing outside of Greece, were thrilled last year to learn that the validity of Greek passports increased. As of September 1st 2022, according to Law 4962/2022, Article 87 «Legislative Regulations for passport issuance», passports issued after 01.09.2022 to adults or minors exceeding the age of 14 years old, will have a ten-year validity period,… […]

Dangerous Erdogan drags Turkey towards war with Greece for political survival

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan is steering his country into a dangerous war path with Greece in a bid to win re-election in the lead up to the June 2023 elections which has seen him crackdown on political rivals like the popular Ekrem İmamoğlu, Mayor of Istanbul. Recent months have seen unprecedented  rhetoric from Turkey… […]

The highest and lowest temperature of 2022 in Greece occurred in the same place!

In terms of temperatures, 2022 was another warm year for most regions of Greece, peaking in the periods 22-23 June and 23-29 July, according to the National Observatory Athens/meteo.gr. The lowest temperatures of the year were recorded mainly during the ELPIS weather storm (January 23-25). A special place in the temperature records of 2022 is… […]

The Lie Told to Us About Our History | Ancient Greece- Debunking the Homosexual Lies About Ancient Greece

Everyone knows the Ancient Greeks were gay right? How has this lie seemingly permeated the minds of everyone in society? Source

Will Turkey go to war with Greece?

The media has recently been more frequently reporting on the deteriorating situation in the Eastern Mediterranean and the heightened warlike accusations made by Turkish and Greek officials. Moreover, the disputes between these states over the situation in the Aegean Sea are aggravated by outright incitement to conflict by several states in the region. First of […]

Team Greece visit Rottnest Island in Western Australia

Top tennis players travelled to WA’s iconic island paradise today ahead of the United Cup, which kicks off in two day’s time at RAC Arena. Deputy Premier and Minister for Tourism Roger Cook welcomed world no.4 Stefanos Tsitsipas and some of his Greek team mates Valentini Grammatikopoulou and Despina Papamichail for fresh West Australian seafood… […]

Israeli sources: Greece signs agreement on the purchase of Spike missiles worth 335 million euros

Greece has signed an agreement on the purchase of Spike missiles worth 335 million euros. The deal includes several versions of the missiles that will be used by soldiers, helicopters, ships, boats, and some of them will be installed on Plasan’s Sandcat vehicles. The deal includes Orbiter-type guidance drones and combat simulators for training. Spike… […]

Toyota chose Greece!

In the automotive field, the countries in which press presentations of new models are held include Spain, Germany, Italy, France, and in the past, similar events have taken place even in Greece, but not with such frequency as is the case with the aforementioned countries – but Toyota could change! The Japanese company chose Greece,… […]

Christmas in Greece (Xristougenna)

Christmas (Xristougenna), the Feast of the Nativity of Jesus, is one of the most joyful days of the Greek Orthodox Church. Traditionally, the Christmas holiday period in Greece lasts 12 days until January 6, which marks the celebration of the Feast of the Holy Theophany (Epiphany). Many customs are associated with the Christmas holidays, some… […]

Olive oil production by country: Top 10 country list- Greece Ranks at Number 2

You pour it on your salads, mix it into your pasta dishes, and use it to fry mouthwatering steaks. Olive oil is tasty and has so many health benefits. But do you know where it comes from and which countries make the best olive oil?  Expat Explore has found ten countries that pride themselves on excellent… […]

Golden Visa regime changing in Greece

The decision to change the rule of granting residence permits to third-country nationals subject to investment in the Greek property market will be finalized in the coming days and possibly this week, reports the Ekathimerini. Investors must spend 250,000 euros on a property to secure a Golden Visa, but that amount is set to be […]

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