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Mitsotakis wishes ‘unacceptable rhetoric’ from Turkey to cease

Mitsotakis wishes ‘unacceptable rhetoric’ from Turkey to cease “Greece will not leave any challenge unanswered,” Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis said on Friday, expressing the hope that the “unacceptable rhetoric” from Turkey will cease. Speaking after the end of the informal EU summit in Prague, Mitsotakis said: “I hope that this unacceptable rhetoric of questioning our […]

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Court stops EYDAP tender

Court stops EYDAP tender The Council of State has blocked the tender for the assignment of the maintenance and operation of the Athens Water Company’s (EYDAP) external water supply system. Interestingly, as the country’s highest administrative court ruled, the tender does not contravene the Constitution but the very legislation governing EYDAP, as the water supply […]

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The newer settlements of Asia Minor

The newer settlements of Asia Minor My views on the Hellenism of Asia Minor have often sparked objections from critics who claim that the Greek populations that were expelled in 1922 had lived in the area since ancient times. I have tried to explain that there is evidence to back the presence of Pontic Greeks […]

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Cyprus in renewed push to extract natural gas as shortages loom in EU

Cyprus in renewed push to extract natural gas as shortages loom in EU Cyprus expects natural gas from its seas to become commercially available by 2027, its energy minister said on Friday, adding that Europe’s energy crisis had put a renewed focus on how to expedite development of reserves in the east Mediterranean. The island […]

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Biden Pardons Thousands for Simple Possession of Marijuana

Biden Pardons Thousands for Simple Possession of Marijuana Biden to pardon all convicts on federal charges of simple marijuana possession. Credit: Twitter/The White House US President Joe Biden is set to pardon all people convicted on federal charges of simple marijuana possession, an action fulfilling his campaign pledge and his first major step towards decriminalizing […]

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Portico Quartet | Athens | October 8

Portico Quartet | Athens | October 8 The UK-based instrumental ambient jazz act Portico Quartet is performing at Athens’ Piraeus 117 Academy venue (117 Pireos; tickets from viva.gr or tel 11876) as part of an ongoing tour. Portico Quartet have released seven studio albums since 2007, with their latest, “Monument,” having come out last year. […]

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Mitsotakis overheard discussing exchange with Erdogan

Mitsotakis overheard discussing exchange with Erdogan Footage has emerged showing Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis saying he “stood up and said to Erdogan … in your face,” after the Turkish president’s comments about Greece at a dinner for the leaders attending the first meeting of the European Political Community on Thursday. European Commission President Ursula von […]

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Sakellaropoulou: Mediterranean should be ‘sea of peace and prosperity’

Sakellaropoulou: Mediterranean should be ‘sea of peace and prosperity’ “The Mediterranean should be a sea of peace and prosperity and not a field to instrumentalize the human pain from Turkey,” President Katerina Sakellaropoulou told her Maltese counterpart, George Vella, on Friday in the Maltese capital, Valleta. Speaking after the conclusion of the 17th Arraiolos meeting, […]

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The Greek Ghost Village of Epirus that Resisted Tyranny

The Greek Ghost Village of Epirus that Resisted Tyranny Paleo Mavronoros is an abandoned village in Epirus, Greece with a long history. Credit: Video screenshot/Up Drones Paleo Mavronoros, an abandoned village in the Greek province of Epirus, has a long history of valiant resistance to tyrannical overlords and unique beauty all its own. Epirus, in […]

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EU leaders struggle to bridge gas price cap divide

EU leaders struggle to bridge gas price cap divide European Union leaders struggled Friday to bridge significant differences over a natural gas price cap as winter approaches and Russia’s war in Ukraine fuels a major energy crisis, driving up prices for consumers and businesses. The price cap is one of several measures the 27-nation bloc […]

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Fewer people cross Mediterranean; many still die

Fewer people cross Mediterranean; many still die The back-to-back shipwrecks of migrant smuggling boats off Greece has once again put the spotlight on the dangers of the Mediterranean migration route, the risks migrants and refugees are willing to take and the political infighting that has thwarted a safe European response to people fleeing war, poverty […]

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Nobel Peace Prize Given to Eastern Europe Human Rights Activists

Nobel Peace Prize Given to Eastern Europe Human Rights Activists The 2022 Nobel Peace Prize was awarded to Belarussian, Ukrainian, and Russian activists. Credit: Piotrus, CC BY 3.0/Wikipedia ​The Norwegian Nobel Committee has awarded the 2022 Nobel Peace Prize to human rights advocate Ales Bialiatski from Belarus, the Russian human rights organization Memorial, and the […]

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The Furies Enacted Revenge in Ancient Greek Mythology

The Furies Enacted Revenge in Ancient Greek Mythology “Orestes Being Pursued by the Furies,” by William Adolphe Bouguereau, 1862. The painting shows Orestes the moment after killing his mother. The Furies were powerful figures in Greek mythology. Credit: Public Domain The Furies were a powerful force in ancient Greek mythology. Called the Erinyes, the furies […]

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PM Mitsotakis: Greece will respond with confidence whenever provoked

PM Mitsotakis: Greece will respond with confidence whenever provoked The European Commission is now moving in the right direction and conditions have now matured for the leaders to take final decisions at the upcoming EU Summit, Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis said on Friday upon his arrival at the informal EU summit in Prague. The prime minister […]

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Cyprus: EuroAsia Interconnector project is up and running

Cyprus: EuroAsia Interconnector project is up and running In the presence of the President of Cyprus, the European Commissioner for Energy Kadri Simson, the Cypriot Minister of Energy Natasa Pileidou and the Minister of Energy of Greece Kostas Skrekas, the inauguration of the projects for the EuroAsia Interconnector will take place next Friday, 14 October, at the […]

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Athens urges Ankara to return to talks to resolve differences

Athens urges Ankara to return to talks to resolve differences A day after Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan issued a thinly-veiled threat to take military action against Greece, Athens on Friday urged Ankara to return to talks to resolve differences. “Rather than create tensions, [Turkey] must enter into an understanding and a dialogue [with Greece] […]

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Supermarkets pledge to contain price hikes on 50 products

Supermarkets pledge to contain price hikes on 50 products Supermarkets in Greece on Wednesday pledged to present by the end of the month a basket of 50 different products necessary for a household’s living for which they will seek to contain any price increases. This pledge was made during a meeting between Development and Investments […]

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Death Toll Rises to 22 After Migrant Boats Sink in Greece

Death Toll Rises to 22 After Migrant Boats Sink in Greece Migrants try to climb to safety at Kythera after their boat hit the rocks on Wednesday evening. Credit: Video screenshot/Greek Coast Guard At least 22 people drowned and many are missing after two migrant boats sank off Greece on the islands of Lesvos and […]

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Planet Survived its Dying Star: Lessons for Our Solar System

Planet Survived its Dying Star: Lessons for Our Solar System Scientists have spotted a Jupiter-like planet surviving the death of its star. Credit: Public domain. For the first time ever, astronomers have astrophysical evidence that Jupiter and other planets in the solar system will survive the death of the Sun.  By Dimitri Veras How will […]

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Suspected Cat Killer Arrested; Fined 30,000 Euros in Greece

Suspected Cat Killer Arrested; Fined 30,000 Euros in Greece Greek police had made public photos of the man who killed a kitten in the center of Thessaloniki in August. Credit: Hellenic Police A suspected cat killer was arrested on Thursday in Thessaloniki and charged with intentionally killing a kitten in the center of the city […]

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Gales stall efforts to find missing migrants

Gales stall efforts to find missing migrants Strong winds were hampering efforts around two Greek islands Friday to find at least 10 migrants believed to be missing after shipwrecks left 23 people dead, officials said. A dinghy and a sailboat sank in two separate incidents late Wednesday and early Thursday off the islands of Lesvos, […]

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Covid wave looms in Europe as booster campaign makes slow start

Covid wave looms in Europe as booster campaign makes slow start A new Covid-19 wave appears to be brewing in Europe as cooler weather arrives, with public health experts warning that vaccine fatigue and confusion over types of available vaccines will likely limit booster uptake. Omicron subvariants BA.4/5 that dominated this summer are still behind […]

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Suspicion over fishing boats from Turkey

Suspicion over fishing boats from Turkey Hellenic Coast Guard officers have told Kathimerini they were investigating the role of Turkish fishing boats that were close to the location where a dinghy sunk late Wednesday and a confirmed 18 people drowned, the deadlier of the two incidents involving migrants. When the incident happened, three Turkish fishing […]

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Erdogan and Putin discuss improving ties, ending Ukraine war -Turkish readout

Erdogan and Putin discuss improving ties, ending Ukraine war -Turkish readout Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan spoke by phone with Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin about improving bilateral ties and he repeated Ankara’s willingness to do its part to peacefully resolve the war in Ukraine, Erdogan’s office said on Friday. The latest developments in Ukraine, which Russia […]

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Shipping Min.: A new era for the port of Igoumenitsa

Shipping Min.: A new era for the port of Igoumenitsa The Minister of Shipping and Island Policy, Yiannis Plakiotakis, spoke about a new era for the port of Igoumenitsa with his statement, on the occasion of the awarding of 67% of the share capital of the Igoumenitsa Port Authority to the Grimaldi Euromed-Minoan Lines consortium. […]

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Truss rules out deal over return of Parthenon sculptures

Truss rules out deal over return of Parthenon sculptures Newly-appointed UK Prime Minister Liz Truss has rejected the idea of the Parthenon Marbles leaving the British Museum, where they have been housed since 1817 when they were removed by British diplomat Lord Elgin. Asked during an interview this week with the British TV and radio […]

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PM says Greece open to dialogue with Turkey, despite provocations

PM says Greece open to dialogue with Turkey, despite provocations A day after Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan issued a thinly-veiled threat to take military action against Greece, Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis said his country is open to a dialogue with the neighboring country. “Greece never provokes, it always responds with confidence when provoked,” Mitsotakis […]

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The Fuzztones | Athens | October 7

The Fuzztones | Athens | October 7 Garage rock legends the Fuzztones are coming back to Greece to connect with their cult following with a gig at Gagarin 205 (gagarin205.gr; tickets from viva.gr or tel 11876). The opening act is local alternative 90s revival act Sparn Dame, whose debut album, “Bitter Cherry,” came out in […]

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Tsipras calls for EU sanctions to keep Turkish aggression in check

Tsipras calls for EU sanctions to keep Turkish aggression in check Main opposition leader Alexis Tsipras has urged the European Union to prepare sanctions against Turkey over its escalating challenges to Greek sovereignty. Speaking during a meeting with EU Foreign Policy Chief Josep Borrell in Prague on Thursday, Tsipras said actions, not words, are needed […]

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Athens and Belgrade to expand economic relations

Athens and Belgrade to expand economic relations Greek Development and Investments Minister Adonis Georgiadis met with visiting Serbian Minister of Technological Development and Innovation Nenad Popovic in Athens on Thursday. The two ministers met at the ministry and discussed the furthering of bilateral economic and trade relations. Greek Deputy Minister of Development and Investments Christos […]

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