Posts Tagged ‘greek’

Turkey’s letter to the UN asking for the demilitarisation of the Greek islands – “We reject it,” says Athens

With its letter to the United Nations, Turkey once again made provocative and non-existent characterisations of the militarised status of Greece’s Aegean islands. In its five-page letter from September 17, which was revealed on Friday by ERT, Ankara more or less claims that the Aegean islands were ceded to Greece with reduced sovereignty. Even more,… […]

Greek and Jewish choirs unite angelic voices in love Ballad of Mauthausen

Australia’s premiere Greek and Jewish choirs, the Australian Hellenic Choir (AHC) and the Sydney Jewish Choral Society (SJCS) have united their voices to treat music lovers to the extraordinary Ballad of Mauthausen with lyrics by Greek poet Iakovos Kambanellis and music by world acclaimed Greek composer the late Mikis Theodorakis. The première choral performance of… […]

Varvitsiotis: ‘The Greek borders have no grey zones, only blue lines’

“The prime minister sent a clear message to Turkey that our borders have no grey zones, only blue lines,” Alternate Foreign Minister Miltiadis Varvitsiotis said on Friday, talking to radio station ‘Real FM’. The deputy minister said that he had conveyed the same message during his visit to Japan at the start of the week,… […]

Greek PM references Parthenon sculptures at the UN

Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis referred to Greece’s standing demand for the permanent return from the British Museum in London of the Parthenon sculptures during his address to the United Nations General Assembly. “I’m pleased to say that our long and continuing effort to reunite the Parthenon sculptures back in Greece, in this effort we have… […]

Greek goddess Artemis returns humanity to the moon; NASA scraps today’s launch

NASA announced it was scrapping today’s Artemis I launch to the moon citing weather concerns and other technical challenges including a fuel leak, reported Reuters. According to the U.S. National Hurricane Center, tropical storm Ian is expected to hit Florida, home to the Kennedy Space Center, this week. Artemis I, an un-crewed test flight, is… […]

Greek Foreign Affairs Minister Nikos Dendias in Armenia to deepen ties

Greek Foreign Affairs Minister Nikos Dendias is paying an official visit to Yerevan on Tuesday to meet with Armenian state officials. Dendias will first meet with his Armenian counterpart Ararat Mirzoyan before extended talks are held, followed by joint statements to the press at approximately 13:20 (Athens time). The Greek minister will then be received… […]

Turkey protests to Greek Ambassador over ‘militarization’ of Aegean islands; Greece rejects demarche

Turkey called in the Greek Ambassador in Ankara on Monday to protest the ‘militarisation’ of Greek islands alleging that Greece was violating international law through the presence of armoured military vehicles at border islands. Greece rejected a Turkish demarche which was presented to Ambassador Christodoulos Lazaris who in response underlined that Greece’s positions have been thoroughly… […]

Typhon and Echidna: Monster Makers of Greek Mythology

Greek mythology is full of terrible monsters. Although it is difficult to choose the worst or most terrible of the Greek monsters, Typhon and Echidna are strong contenders. Both were giant behemoths responsible for birthing a vast number of additional monsters together. As a team, they were so powerful, they even challenged Zeus for supremacy […]

Hestia: Greek Goddess of the Hearth and Home

A woman stands next to a large flame, with a staff in one hand and tending to the fire with the other. This is Hestia, the Greek goddess of the hearth, home, and family. Her name literally means “hearth” or “fireplace.” Although Hestia may not be the strongest among her peers, she holds great importance […]

ON THIS DAY: Former Greek royalty, King Constantine and Anne-Marie marry

On September 18, 1964, former King Constantine II of Greece married the Danish Princess Anne-Marie (two weeks after her 18th birthday). Constantine II was the only son of King Paul and Princess Friederike of Hanover, while Princess Anne-Marie was the youngest daughter of King Frederick IX of Denmark and Princess Ingrid of Sweden. It was […]

ON THIS DAY: Former Greek royalty, King Constantine and Anne-Marie marry

On September 18, 1964, former King Constantine II of Greece married the Danish Princess Anne-Marie (two weeks after her 18th birthday). Constantine II was the only son of King Paul and Princess Friederike of Hanover, while Princess Anne-Marie was the youngest daughter of King Frederick IX of Denmark and Princess Ingrid of Sweden. It was […]

ON THIS DAY: Former Greek royalty, King Constantine and Anne-Marie marry

On September 18, 1964, former King Constantine II of Greece married the Danish Princess Anne-Marie (two weeks after her 18th birthday). Constantine II was the only son of King Paul and Princess Friederike of Hanover, while Princess Anne-Marie was the youngest daughter of King Frederick IX of Denmark and Princess Ingrid of Sweden. It was […]

ON THIS DAY: Former Greek royalty, King Constantine and Anne-Marie marry

On September 18, 1964, former King Constantine II of Greece married the Danish Princess Anne-Marie (two weeks after her 18th birthday). Constantine II was the only son of King Paul and Princess Friederike of Hanover, while Princess Anne-Marie was the youngest daughter of King Frederick IX of Denmark and Princess Ingrid of Sweden. It was […]

Greek Foreign Minister in New York for United Nations General Assembly

Greek Minister of Foreign Affairs, Nikos Dendias, travelled to New York on Sunday to participate in the High-Level Week of the 77th session of the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA), according to a foreign ministry’s announcement. From Monday, September 19 to Wednesday, September 23, he will have a series of bilateral and multilateral contacts, while […]

Greek Foreign Minister in New York for United Nations General Assembly

Greek Minister of Foreign Affairs, Nikos Dendias, travelled to New York on Sunday to participate in the High-Level Week of the 77th session of the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA), according to a foreign ministry’s announcement. From Monday, September 19 to Wednesday, September 23, he will have a series of bilateral and multilateral contacts, while […]

Greek Foreign Minister in New York for United Nations General Assembly

Greek Minister of Foreign Affairs, Nikos Dendias, travelled to New York on Sunday to participate in the High-Level Week of the 77th session of the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA), according to a foreign ministry’s announcement. From Monday, September 19 to Wednesday, September 23, he will have a series of bilateral and multilateral contacts, while […]

Greek man collapses and dies in Thailand hotel

Greek man collapsed and died on Thursday night in a Pattaya hotel in Chon Buri’s Bang Lamung district. Hotel security said the man, 54 year old Konstantinos, had appeared to be drunk when he came to sit down on a couch in the lobby. They said he had tried to get back up, but he then collapsed to the […]

Greek man collapses and dies in Thailand hotel

Greek man collapsed and died on Thursday night in a Pattaya hotel in Chon Buri’s Bang Lamung district. Hotel security said the man, 54 year old Konstantinos, had appeared to be drunk when he came to sit down on a couch in the lobby. They said he had tried to get back up, but he then collapsed to the […]

Stefanos Tsitsipas explains the meaning behind the Greek flag (VIDEO)

Stefanos Tsitsipas, who with a victory against Mansouri sent Greece to the promotion playoffs of the Davis Cup in Tunisia, published on social media a video of the Greek team’s celebrations. At the same time, he explained to his followers the definition of the word pride, as well as the meaning of the Greek flag. […]

Stefanos Tsitsipas explains the meaning behind the Greek flag (VIDEO)

Stefanos Tsitsipas, who with a victory against Mansouri sent Greece to the promotion playoffs of the Davis Cup in Tunisia, published on social media a video of the Greek team’s celebrations. At the same time, he explained to his followers the definition of the word pride, as well as the meaning of the Greek flag. […]

Four Greek universities included in QS employability rankings

Degrees from four prominent Greek universities are considered among the strongest in the world labor market, according to the Quacquarelli Symonds’ (QS) Graduate Employability Rankings for 2022. The National Technical University of Athens occupies positions 201-250, the Athens University of Economics and Business and the University of Athens rank 301-500, and the Aristotle University of […]

Americans boost Greek Tourism- up 50 percent

Tourism stakeholders in Greece have welcomed the return of American tourists after negotiating deals this year with US-based airlines for 63 direct flights a week to Athens. Indicatively, on average, American travelers spend 2,000 dollars a week during their holidays: 25 percent on accommodation and 15 percent on accommodation. According to the American Society of […]

AUSTRALIA: Paramatta goes full Greek with the best of our Hellenic culture

The Sydney suburb of Parramatta went full Greek with the “Let’s Go Greek Festival” of the Greek Orthodox Parish-Community of St Ioannis, which took place Sunday, 11 September, with over 40,000 people attending. After a two-year pandemic that deprived Sydneysiders access to in-person events and functions, this year’s festival saw an incredible response from the […]

Deciphering the Role of Helios, the Sun God of Greek Mythology

An unpunished second-generation Titan of Greek mythology, Helios was a deity who was important, but not always recognized for his powers. Until his role was usurped by a newer god, Helios was the deity of the life-giving, season-changing sun. He appeared in artwork riding his horse-drawn chariot across the sky and was a firsthand witness to […]

Deciphering the Role of Helios, the Sun God of Greek Mythology

An unpunished second-generation Titan of Greek mythology, Helios was a deity who was important, but not always recognized for his powers. Until his role was usurped by a newer god, Helios was the deity of the life-giving, season-changing sun. He appeared in artwork riding his horse-drawn chariot across the sky and was a firsthand witness to […]

Another Greek parliamentarian falls victim to spyware Predator

Another Greek parliamentarian has claimed to have fallen victim to the spy programme Predator according to media reports. Per Euroactiv, Christos Spirtzis, a leftist opposition lawmaker told the prosecutor on Friday (9 September) that his phone was also compromised. Spirtzis, a former minister and lawmaker for the main opposition leftist Syriza party, was informed that his phone had […]

Eros: Everything You Need to Know about the Greek God of Love and Sex

The ancient Greeks had a god for everything – and sometimes they had more than one god for things! This is the case for love and sex, which are most commonly attributed to Aphrodite. However, there was another god of love, Eros. Although in modern media he has been overshadowed by his mother, Aphrodite, Eros […]

King Charles III gets his first Greek kiss; security caught off-guard but approved!

The British monarch King Charles III got his first Greek kiss by an enthusiastic royalist during his stroll outside of Buckingham Palace where he greeted to well-wishers, reported the Daily Mail. According to the news report, Greek Cypriot Jenny Assiminios surprised security officials and onlookers when she leaned over and kissed King Charles on the […]

Greek yogurt popularity soars; market worth more than 45 billion

The global Greek yogurt market size is expected to reach 46.5 billion dollars (USD) by 2028, expanding at a CAGR of 7.0% from 2021 to 2028, based on a new report by Grand View Research, Inc. A shift in dietary consumption coupled with the growing adoption of probiotic-rich foods has been propelling the demand for […]

Greek President addresses International Law & Policy symposium in Rhodes

Greek President Katerina Sakellaropoulou addressed the 4th Symposium on International Law and International Policy for the Aegean and Eastern Mediterranean, where she reiterated that resolving disputes between countries on the basis of international law is a standing position for Greece. The symposium was organised on the island of Rhodes by the Hellenic Society for International […]

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