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The battle over the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier

The battle over the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier Arguably one of the most iconic public monuments representing Athens’ modern history, the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier turns 90 this year. It is impossible today to picture the area between Parliament and Syntagma Square without it. It is a monument so intrinsically associated with the […]

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Cypriot battle with money laundering

Cypriot battle with money laundering Cyprus has made some progress in combating money laundering and terrorist financing by partially complying with recommendations set out by the Financial Action Task Force (FATF), according to a report by the Committee of Experts on the Evaluation of Anti-Money Laundering Measures and the Financing of Terrorism (MONEYVAL). According to […]

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Health system bolstered as virus spreads

Health system bolstered as virus spreads As the battle against the coronavirus enters what experts are calling its most decisive stage, the Health Ministry is activating an emergency plan for the national health system (ESY) that entails a series of “fortification measures.” Kathimerini understands that in addition to the recruitment of private doctors, the plan […]

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Commemorating the Battle of Lepanto, 1571

Commemorating the Battle of Lepanto, 1571 A fascinating exhibition at the Byzantine and Christian Museum in Athens, featuring a rich display of paintings, maps, shipboard artifacts, and arms and armor, explores the story of the Battle of Lepanto, a seismic naval engagement that took place in the Gulf of Patras, western Greece, 450 years ago […]

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The Battle of Marathon Saved Western Civilization 2,500 Years Ago

The Battle of Marathon Saved Western Civilization 2,500 Years Ago A 5th century BC kylix in the National Archaeological Museum, Athens depicting a battle during the Grec-Persian Wars. Credit: Public Domain It was in September of the year 490 BC when, just 42 kilometers (26 miles) outside of Athens, a vastly-outnumbered army of brave soldiers […]

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ECB’s decision and the “battle” for the upgrade of the economy

ECB’s decision and the “battle” for the upgrade of the economy Christin Lagarde’s “whatever it takes” sent an upgrade signal, while it also consists a seal of approval for the Greek economy, confirming the European Central Bank’s full support for Greek bonds in the post-PEPP era. Distinguished economists analyze in the journal “NEA” the decision […]

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Feta vs. Halloumi: Battle of the Greek Cheeses

Feta vs. Halloumi: Battle of the Greek Cheeses Credit: Hmioannou/CC BY 3.0, Zone41/CC BY 2.0 Halloumi and Feta may just be the most iconic food products from their respective countries of origin, Cyprus and Greece. Extremely popular and highly sought after internationally, these cheeses have become gourmet around the world. While many have tasted these […]

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Editorial Ta Nea : Exploiters of death

Editorial Ta Nea : Exploiters of death Whoever believes that the battle being waged by the National Health System and the state in public hospital ICUs is an opportunity for political exploitation is very wrong. From the first moment of our collective adventure, beyond strengthening and safeguarding the country and the sense of individual responsibility, […]

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Prominent Greek Journalist Giorgos Tragas Dies after Battle with Covid

Prominent Greek Journalist Giorgos Tragas Dies after Battle with Covid Giorgos Tragas died from the coronavirus on Tuesday. Credit: Facebook/Giorgos Tragas Prominent Greek journalist Giorgos Tragas died of the Covid virus at an Athens hospital in the early hours of Tuesday. He was 72. He was rushed to Sotiria Hospital with acute breathing problems on […]

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Journalist Giorgos Trangas, 72, dies after battle with Covid-19

Journalist Giorgos Trangas, 72, dies after battle with Covid-19 Journalist Giorgos Trangas died in an Athens hospital in the early hours of Tuesday after being admitted 10 days ago with serious symptoms of Covid-19. He was 72 years old. According to an announcement from the Sotiria Hospital, Trangas died in intensive care shortly after 3 […]

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Bitcoin Surges as Inflation Fears Hit the US

Bitcoin Surges as Inflation Fears Hit the US The value of Bitcoin is rising as the U.S. continues to battle inflation. Credit: Onov3065, CC BY-SA 4.0 The value of Bitcoin rose on Friday after a new report found that U.S. consumer prices are growing at the fastest rate since 1982. The cryptocurrency climbed 4.4% to […]

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War of words between government, SYRIZA over ‘VIP ICU beds’ charges

War of words between government, SYRIZA over ‘VIP ICU beds’ charges A battle royal has broken out between the government and main opposition SYRIZA leader Alexis Tsipras over the charges of the president of the Panhellenic Federation of Public Hospital Workers, Michalis Giannakos, that some hospital beds have been set aside for VIPs, even as […]

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How Ancient Greeks Harnessed Wind Power to Win the Battle of Salamis

How Ancient Greeks Harnessed Wind Power to Win the Battle of Salamis The Battle of Salamis. Painting by Wilhelm von Kaulbach, 1868. Property of the state of Bavaria. Photo: Public Domain The Battle of Salamis, fought between the Persians and a vastly outnumbered Greek force in September of 480 BC, is considered by many historians […]

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Stunning Mosaic Depicting Epic Battle of the Trojan War Uncovered

Stunning Mosaic Depicting Epic Battle of the Trojan War Uncovered The mosaic was discovered in a farmer’s field in England. Credit: University of Leicester Archaeological Services Archaeologists in the UK uncovered on Thursday a stunning mosaic from the Roman era depicting the famous battle between two protagonists of the Trojan War: Achilles and Hector. The artwork, […]

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Legal Battle over Prince Philip Will

Legal Battle over Prince Philip Will Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh. Credit: Twitter / The Royal Family @RoyalFamily British newspaper The Guardian is seeking to take legal action over the Prince Philip will, after the High Court decided to exclude media from the hearings. Prince Philip passed away on April 9. In September, the High […]

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Fire on Tinos – The fire is in remission – All-night battle with resurging blaze

Fire on Tinos – The fire is in remission – All-night battle with resurging blaze The fire that broke out in the afternoon in the coastal settlement of Ag. Porto in Tinos and threatened three settlements. Strong north winds blowing in the area were the main obstacle to extinguishing the fire despite the efforts of […]

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Leadership election or show?

Leadership election or show? The leadership battle in the center-left Movement for Change (KINAL) has so far been superficial.  The candidates are competing to see who will discover unacknowledged inclinations toward New Democracy or SYRIZA in the statements of the rest.  Well-meaning voters who are not die-hard supporters of KINAL have so far heard neither […]

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Power hikes spark battle of suppliers

Power hikes spark battle of suppliers The dynamics triggered by the veritable tug of war between Germany and Russia over the operation of the Nord Stream 2 pipeline has, as expected, led to soaring energy prices across Europe, and Greece has been no exception, with suppliers and consumers feeling an even greater impact. The price […]

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Editorial Ta Nea: Standing tall

Editorial Ta Nea: Standing tall The battle she lost was that with disease and death, the disease she fought since she was 44-years-old, with bravery, pride, and courage, giving strength to our fellow human beings who also face severe trials until the last moment. What a great thing it is to be fighting for your […]

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Greek president: Gennimata ‘fought every battle with dignity’

Greek president: Gennimata ‘fought every battle with dignity’ Fofi Gennimata was a “brave woman who fought every battle with dignity,” Greek President Katerina Sakellaropoulou said on Monday, following the death of the 56-year-old leader of the center-left Movement for Change (KINAL) party. “We say farewell to Fofi Gennimata with a sense of profound sadness,” she […]

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How Ancient Greek Philosophy May Have Caused Climate Change

How Ancient Greek Philosophy May Have Caused Climate Change Firefighters and residents battle a blaze in hot, dry conditions in Greece, in August 2021. Credit: Greek Reporter/Konstantinos Balalas The Athens fires were a dangerous reflection of the philosophies of a group of Greek philosophers called Atomists that saw the world as exploitable, for sale and […]

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The soul of Europe

The soul of Europe We are currently witnessing a great battle for the soul of Europe. The European Union was never the typical superpower with military and geopolitical ambitions. It has nevertheless been a global leader in terms of soft power. Aside from its economic leverage, which is not negligible, the EU has served as […]

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Battle of Navarino: A Milestone in the Greek War of Independence

Battle of Navarino: A Milestone in the Greek War of Independence “The Battle of Navarino” by Ambroise Louis Garneray. Credit: Public Domain The Battle of Navarino, one of the most important battles in Greece’s War of Independence, took place 194 years ago today, on October 20, 1827. It was on this date that a coalition […]

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Editorial To Vima: The climate change battle

Editorial To Vima: The climate change battle Climate change, or even better the climate crisis, as the prime minister describes it, is undoubtedly here, at our doorstep. One need no further eyewitness accounts or scientific affirmations to understand that. It is glaringly obvious that from now on and until global warming is checked, hot summers […]

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Mykonos vs Santorini: The Ultimate Battle of the Greek Giants

Mykonos vs Santorini: The Ultimate Battle of the Greek Giants Mykonos and Santorini are the most popular Greek islands among tourists. Credit: dronepicr/Giuseppe Milo/CC-BY-2.0/Greek Reporter illustration Mykonos and Santorini are the absolute giants when it comes to a holiday on the Greek islands. Pictures of the two islands are often on the cover of tourist […]

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SYRIZA, New Democracy in battle royal over their governments’ payments to the media, pollsters

SYRIZA, New Democracy in battle royal over their governments’ payments to the media, pollsters By George Gilson Government spokesman Yannis Economou today suggested that the government may table its own proposal for an investigation of the channelling of state funds to the media beginning in 2015, after SYRIZA submitted a proposal for a parliamentary probe […]

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President attends commemoration of naval battle

President attends commemoration of naval battle Greek President Katerina Sakellaropoulou attended on Sunday the commemoration of the 450th anniversary of the naval battle of Lepanto at Nafpaktos, western Greece. Lepanto was the Venetian name for Nafpaktos. The Venetians held the city throughout the 15th century, until it was conquered by the Turks in 1499. Except […]

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Cavusoglu declares Turkey’s battle readiness in the Eastern Mediterranean

Cavusoglu declares Turkey’s battle readiness in the Eastern Mediterranean Amidst Ankara’s continuous violations of the Exclusive Economic Zones of Cyprus and Greece. Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu has declared Turkey’s battle readiness against Greece at a joint press conference in Ankara. The declaration comes less than two weeks after Greece and France signed a mutual […]

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Battle to begin next month for Elliniko road project

Battle to begin next month for Elliniko road project Lamda Development is about to proclaim a tender for a project that will take Poseidonos Avenue underground at the section next to the Greek capital’s former international airport at Elliniko – which the Athens-listed company is developing. The project also involves the construction of infrastructure and […]

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Legal Battle Erupts After Greek Man Claims to be Mikis Theodorakis’s Son

Legal Battle Erupts After Greek Man Claims to be Mikis Theodorakis’s Son Mikis Theodorakis’s death united Greeks, but has caused issues among his heirs. Credit: AMNA A legal battle has erupted after 54-year-old man, named Nikos Kouris, claimed last month that he is the late composer Mikis Theodorakis‘s illegitimate son. The beloved composer who died […]

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