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What Does the New German Government Mean for Greece?

What Does the New German Government Mean for Greece? Next German Chancellor Olaf Scholz. Credit: Wikimedia Commons /Steffen Prößdorf CC BY-SA 4.0 Greece is eagerly awaiting to learn the plans of the new German government, after the three parties announced their agreement on a governing coalition on Wednesday. The three parties — the center-left Social […]

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Tsipras to Ieronymos: “The Church proposes what the government does not dare to implement”

Tsipras to Ieronymos: “The Church proposes what the government does not dare to implement” The president of SYRIZA, Alexis Tsipras, expressed his concern about the course of the pandemic in a telephone conversation with the Archbishop of Athens and All Greece, Mr. Ieronymos, who also informed the Hierarch of the Church of Greece about the […]

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Health expert does not rule out fresh lockdown

Health expert does not rule out fresh lockdown A leading health expert on Friday did not rule out another lockdown in Greece to stem the spread of Covid-19. Responding to a journalist’s question on Skai TV, Alkiviadis Vatopoulos, a microbiologist from the University of West Attica and a member of the government’s advisory committee, said: […]

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Does Greece have any business in the Sahel?

Does Greece have any business in the Sahel? The discussion about the likelihood of Greece having to send a military mission to the Sahel region of sub-Saharan Africa, as a result of its mutual defense assistance pact with France, raises two questions: The first and most immediate one is does Greece have any business in […]

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Flu shots more necessary than ever, experts advise

Flu shots more necessary than ever, experts advise The flu vaccine does not protect against Covid-19 and the SARS-CoV-2 vaccine does not protect against the flu. Both are needed, scientists assert. With the coronavirus pandemic in full swing, just ahead of the flu season, scientists and health authorities are urging people, especially those belonging to […]

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Greek minister does not rule out more relief measures

Greek minister does not rule out more relief measures Development and Investments Minister Adonis Georgiadis said on Tuesday that inflation pressure on the Greek economy is not as intense as in the rest of Europe, and the government could lend more support to households. Speaking to ANT1 TV, Georgiadis said that Greece has lower inflation […]

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From 1988 to 2060, a journey to the future with a Belharra warship

From 1988 to 2060, a journey to the future with a Belharra warship How far back does 1988 feel today? Let us recollect some events from the era to give us a better feeling of the temporal distance. We were still in ecstasy over winning basketball’s European Cup the previous year, the Koskotas scandal had […]

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Yes, Biden does have a strategy!

Yes, Biden does have a strategy! Soon after becoming vice president in 2009, Joe Biden told Barack Obama and the entire National Security Council that the United States should stop trying to build a feminist democracy in Afghanistan of all places, stop trying to build a national army from a pre-national population, and stop paying […]

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Turkey says it lacks capacity to handle new refugee influx

Turkey says it lacks capacity to handle new refugee influx Turkey does not have the capacity to deal with a possible new refugee wave from Afghanistan, the Turkish president told German President Frank-Walter Steinmeier in a telephone call on Tuesday. During the call, Recep Tayyip Erdogan also said Germany and other European Union nations should […]

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Ex-EU crisis official steps into new role in Greece

Ex-EU crisis official steps into new role in Greece What does the appointment of Christos Styliandes as the head of Greece’s newly established Climate Crisis and Civil Protection Ministry indicate?  These are areas where the European Union’s aspirations for collective action have increased exponentially in the past few years, and even more so since the […]

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Greece – 847 million euros cost from foreign “coal”

Greece – 847 million euros cost from foreign “coal” Pollution has no borders. It does not observe imaginary lines or dividers on the map. This is demonstrated by the new report of Bankwatch and the Center for Research on Energy and Clean Air on the consequences of the operation of 18 lignite power plants in […]

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Acropolis Rally – The center of Athens is closed – When does the race start

Acropolis Rally – The center of Athens is closed – When does the race start The center of Athens will remain closed for the next few hours for the 55th EKO Acropolis Rally, with the capital of Greece being “paralyzed” for about 10 hours. The event is starting from the Acropolis and the first “special […]

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Editorial Ta Nea: Challenges

Editorial Ta Nea: Challenges The image of the last American military officer leaving Kabul does not only stir ominous thoughts about the future of Afghanistan. It does not simply confront US President Joe Biden with the first major crisis for his administration. It sends a clear message that the “policeman” of the world has retired. […]

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What is Sharia Law and How Does it Affect Women?

What is Sharia Law and How Does it Affect Women? The Taliban is imposing its interpretation of the Islamic Sharia Law across Afghanistan. Wikipedia/CC BY-SA 2.0 The Taliban, a militant Islamist group in Afghanistan, have seized control of the country as the United States and its allies evacuate its troops from the region. A core […]

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Minister: Greek government does not intend to impose a new lockdown

Minister: Greek government does not intend to impose a new lockdown “It is obvious that we are heading to a difficult winter because, unfortunately, a small but not insignificant minority of the citizens has decided to blow up the health system of the country,” stated Development and Investment Minister Adonis Georgiadis to SKAI radio on […]

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Elon Musk to Unveil Humanoid Robot that Does Chores

Elon Musk to Unveil Humanoid Robot that Does Chores Elon Musk has created a new robot that will do our household chores for us. Credit: JD Lasica/Creative Commons Attribution 2.0 Generic Elon Musk unveiled his creation called the “Tesla Bot,” a human-like robot that uses vehicle artificial intelligence to perform ordinary household chores at Tesla’s […]

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Small tourist accommodation – A “nebulous” season – Occupancy does not exceed 40% of 2019

Small tourist accommodation – A “nebulous” season – Occupancy does not exceed 40% of 2019 This tourist year could be characterized as unstable and uncertain, with the epidemiological data and the new mutations of the coronavirus largely determining the course of Greek tourism, the Confederation of Tourist Accommodation Entrepreneurs of Greece (SETKE) points out in […]

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Editorial Ta Nea: The bane of toxic politics

Editorial Ta Nea: The bane of toxic politics One does not know whether to call it sexism, vulgarity, or infinite idiocy. What is certain is that the remark of a main opposition SYRIZA cadre about a tennis player on the Greek Olympics team, the prime minister’s son and ERT state-run television is yet another example […]

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Fauci Does Not Rule Out New Face Mask Mandates in USA

Fauci Does Not Rule Out New Face Mask Mandates in USA The CDC might change its mask guidance. Credit: Michael Ciaglo / CDC.gov Anthony Fauci, the Chief Medical Adviser of the White House issued a stark warning about the situation of the pandemic without ruling out a new CDC face mask mandate in the US […]

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Merkel praises Turkey over refugees but does not see it joining EU

Merkel praises Turkey over refugees but does not see it joining EU German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Thursday praised Turkey for hosting large numbers of Syrian refugees as part of an agreement with the European Union and said she wanted close relations with Ankara but did not anticipate Turkish membership of the EU. “Turkey is […]

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Tsipras on Erdogan’s statements: Two- state solution does not exist

Tsipras on Erdogan’s statements: Two- state solution does not exist Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s aggressive announcements on Famagusta “torpedo the peace and the efforts for a fair solution of the Cyprus issue which is now more necessary than ever” said main opposition SYRIZA-Progressive Alliance leader Alexis Tsipras in a post on twitter on Tuesday. […]

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Why Does Greece Lead in the Olympics’ Opening Ceremonies?

Why Does Greece Lead in the Olympics’ Opening Ceremonies? Greece always parades first at the Olympic Games and the European Games, . Credit: Angelos Zymaras/Hellenic Olympic Committee Greece will once again be at the front of all the athletic teams in the opening ceremonies in the upcoming 2021 Olympics in Tokyo, perhaps prompting a question […]

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How Does Odysseus’ Bow Fare Against Modern Versions of the Weapon?

How Does Odysseus’ Bow Fare Against Modern Versions of the Weapon? Odysseus slaying his wife’s suitors. By the Penelope Painter; Classical era, ca. 440 BC. Found in the excavations at Tarquinia. Berlin, Altes Museum. Credit: ArchaiOptix Odysseus’ bow has been famous around the world ever since Homer’s “Odyssey” told the tale of how the returning hero […]

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President weighs in on compulsory vaccination

President weighs in on compulsory vaccination The constitution does not give anyone the right to put others’ lives at risk, Greek President Katerina Sakellaropoulou said on Tuesday during a discussion with Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis on the thorny issue of compulsory Covid-19 vaccinations. “Beyond protecting public health, the constitution in no way recognizes a person’s […]

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Gaza conflict stokes ‘identity crisis’ for young American Jews

Gaza conflict stokes ‘identity crisis’ for young American Jews Dan Kleinman does not know quite how to feel. As a child in the New York City borough of Brooklyn, he was taught to revere Israel as the protector of Jews everywhere, the “Jewish superman who would come out of the sky to save us” when […]

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PM Mitsotakis: Freedom does not mean irresponsibility

PM Mitsotakis: Freedom does not mean irresponsibility “Many of our compatriots seem to believe that we are done for good with the pandemic, something that is, of course, not the case,” Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis underlined at a meeting on the course of the pandemic in Greece on Monday. “Of course, we are seeing a […]

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Sakellaropoulou: Greece respects peaceful coexistence, but does not accept unacceptable demands

Sakellaropoulou: Greece respects peaceful coexistence, but does not accept unacceptable demands “Greece respects the peaceful coexistence, good neighborly relations and international law, but at the same time does not accept unacceptable demands and threats from anyone,” President of the Republic Katerina Sakellaropoulou, said on Saturday during her visit to the Greek-Turkish border at Evros. “Today […]

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