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After a day of debate, voting rights bill is blocked in the Senate

After a day of debate, voting rights bill is blocked in the Senate Senate Democrats made an impassioned case Wednesday for legislation to counter an onslaught of new voting restrictions around the country, but they failed to overcome a Republican blockade or unite their members behind a change in filibuster rules to pass it. Although […]

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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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Mekila: The Greek Tequila Made from Prickly Pears

Mekila: The Greek Tequila Made from Prickly Pears Mekila, a Greek tequila made of prickly pear. Credit: Instagram/Amorgian Mekila, known as “the Greek tequila,” is a drink proudly made on the Greek island of Amorgos courtesy of the many prickly pear cacti that grow on the island. Antonis Vekris, the Amorgian who founded Mekila, is […]

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270,000 extra vaccination slots made available for next 10 days in Greece

270,000 extra vaccination slots made available for next 10 days in Greece Another 270,000 vaccination slots for people aged 12 and over are now available over the next 10 days, the government announced on Wednesday, according to ANA. Marios Themistocleous, Secretary-General for Primary Health Care at the Health Ministry, tweeted the announcement. RELATED TOPICS: Greece, Greek tourism […]

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270,000 extra vaccination slots made available for next 10 days

270,000 extra vaccination slots made available for next 10 days Another 270,000 vaccination slots for people aged 12 and over are now available over the next 10 days, the government announced on Wednesday. Marios Themistocleous, Secretary General for Primary Health Care at the Health Ministry, tweeted the announcement. Themistocleous said the slots, which can be […]

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Criteria broadened for monoclonal antibody treatment

Criteria broadened for monoclonal antibody treatment The Health Ministry has made it easier for more people to benefit from potentially life-saving monoclonal antibody infusions for Covid-19, broadening the criteria of eligibility to all patients over the age of 65 and those with more common health problems such as obesity and diabetes. Greece acquired 2,000 such […]

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‘Contact with Greece made me a better person’

‘Contact with Greece made me a better person’ How does a modern-day Philhellene see Greece today? Kevin Featherstone, a professor of European studies, the Eleftherios Venizelos Chair in Contemporary Greek Studies, and director of the Hellenic Observatory at the London School of Economics, has a relationship with Greece that spans five decades, starting when he […]

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Olympic Airways Uniform Design Has Made Fashion History

Olympic Airways Uniform Design Has Made Fashion History Aviation-inspired uniforms by Pierre Cardin. Credit: Olympic Airways archives The Olympic Airways flight attendant uniforms in the glory days of the airline were designed by Pierre Cardin, who passed away on December 29, 2020. The French-Italian fashion designer’s revolutionary styles of the 1960s and the 1970s were […]

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Discover the Unique Greek Tea Made from Olive Leaves

Discover the Unique Greek Tea Made from Olive Leaves Since the times of Ancient Greece people used leaves of the Greek olive tree as a folk medicine, which was also brewed as a tea. Today it remains popular, as many believe it stimulates the immune system and can help to treat persistent conditions, such as […]

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Milder rules for New Year’s Eve revelry

Milder rules for New Year’s Eve revelry Even though the government had reportedly almost made up its mind on Sunday to introduce the obligation for vaccinated people to take a registered rapid test at a pharmacy or testing center before entering entertainment venues on New Year’s Eve, Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis announced something much milder […]

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Athens Metro Stations Closed After Bomb Threat

Athens Metro Stations Closed After Bomb Threat A bomb threat was made for two stations of the Athens metro. Credit: Greek Reporter All of the Athens Metro stations along two of the city’s busiest lines, the second and third, were closed on Tuesday afternoon after a bomb threat. The second and third lines, commonly referred […]

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29,000 vaccine bookings made for children aged 5-11

29,000 vaccine bookings made for children aged 5-11 With two days to go before the rollout of the Covid-19 vaccine for children aged 5 to 11, the authorities have announced that bookings have already been made for 29,000 children. “The vaccination of children will reduce the spread of the virus in the community, by indirectly […]

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PAOK qualifies in Europe, Olympiakos loses

PAOK qualifies in Europe, Olympiakos loses PAOK has made it to the Europa Conference League knockout round playoffs with a home win over Gibraltar side Lincoln on Thursday, while Olympiakos played its worst game this season to date and lost at Antwerp for the Europa League. The Reds went down 1-0 in Belgium, with only […]

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Magnificent Golden Comb Made by Greek Master a Highlight of Hermitage

Magnificent Golden Comb Made by Greek Master a Highlight of Hermitage A magnificent Scythian gold comb with an intricately sculpted crest that is thought to have been created by a Greek sculptor is one of the great treasures of the Hermitage Museum in St. Petersburg, Russia. Credit Twitter/Archaeohistory A magnificent sculpted golden comb made by […]

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Italian Man Tries to Dodge Vaccine by Using Fake Arm

Italian Man Tries to Dodge Vaccine by Using Fake Arm An Italian man has made world news by becoming the first to try to avoid getting a vaccine by using a fake arm. Credit: Greek Reporter A man who is virulently against receiving the coronavirus vaccine is now facing fraud charges after appearing for an […]

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Heroes Made of Metal | Kalamata | To December 31

Heroes Made of Metal | Kalamata | To December 31 The Victoria Karelias Collection of Traditional Greek Costumes is hosting “Heroes Made of Metal,” an exhibition of works by Nikos Floros. Running to December 31, the temporary display features paintings and sculptures of Greek War of Independence heroes, through the artist’s trademark “mosaic” technique, based […]

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Tripling of first-dose vax appointments made hours after announcement of 100€ imposed on unvaccinated individuals over 60

Tripling of first-dose vax appointments made hours after announcement of 100€ imposed on unvaccinated individuals over 60 Figures released hours after an unprecedented announcement on Tuesday by the Greek government, imposing a 100-euro per month fine on unvaccinated citizens over the age of 60 in the country, show a tripling in the number of daily […]

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PM Mitsotakis: Vaccination of all citizens over 60 to be made mandatory

PM Mitsotakis: Vaccination of all citizens over 60 to be made mandatory Vaccination against Covid is to become mandatory for all citizens aged over 60 years old, Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis announced during an opening statement at the start of Tuesday’s cabinet meeting. “With this political decision, I am sure that human lives will be […]

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Roman-Era Iron Mask Found in Ancient City of Hadrianopouli

Roman-Era Iron Mask Found in Ancient City of Hadrianopouli A Roman-era mask made of iron was found today in an archaeological dig in the ancient city of Hadrianopoulis. Credit: Facebook/The Archaeologist An 1,800-year-old iron mask from the ancient city of Hadrianopouli, Greece was discovered by archaeologists working a dig there this past Summer. Announced on […]

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The Turk Who Made Americans Fall in Love with Greek Yogurt

The Turk Who Made Americans Fall in Love with Greek Yogurt Chobani’s CEO Hamdi Ulukaya. Credit: Chobani Greek yogurt company Chobani’s CEO Hamdi Ulukaya has popularized greek yogurt for the next generation of consumers. Now his company has officially filed an initial public offering to be listed on the Nasdaq exchange as of last Wednesday. […]

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How Greeks Brought 50 Kinds of Pie to America

How Greeks Brought 50 Kinds of Pie to America Spanakopita, made with feta and spinach, is one of the most popular Greek pies. Credit: Alpha/Wikimedia Commons/ CC BY-SA 2.0 Although Greek food is known and loved around the world, one specific type of traditional food, the Greek pie, holds a special place in the country’s […]

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Economou: PM will address the citizens on the pandemic and the continuous efforts made

Economou: PM will address the citizens on the pandemic and the continuous efforts made Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis will address the citizens on Thursday about the pandemic and the continuous effort to stop it and manage its consequences, government spokesperson Yannis Economou said on Thursday during a press briefing. Earlier on Thursday morning, the prime […]

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Police arrest six in Thessaloniki after march for the Polytechnic Uprising anniversary

Police arrest six in Thessaloniki after march for the Polytechnic Uprising anniversary The police made six arrests in connection with incidents that took place at the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki (AUTH), after the end of the march for the Athens Polytechnic Uprising Anniversary on Wednesday evening. Among those arrested were three minors aged 16, while […]

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Arrests made in Athens, Thessaloniki on deadly uprising anniversary

Arrests made in Athens, Thessaloniki on deadly uprising anniversary At least 10 people were arrested in Athens and Thessaloniki on Wednesday night during clashes after the end of the annual marches to mark the anniversary of a bloody anti-dictatorship uprising in 1973. Four of the people were detained and later arrested in the Exarcheia district […]

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Undeclared donations to come under scrutiny

Undeclared donations to come under scrutiny The tax administration is summoning taxpayers who have made donations of money, which are not taxed, but failed to submit the bank document proving that the transaction was conducted through a credit institution. Donors will have to present documentation to their tax office, while those who can’t will have […]

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How frequent flyer programs are changing in a changed world

How frequent flyer programs are changing in a changed world The pandemic made an oxymoron of the term “frequent flyer,” as the number of airline passengers plummeted in the early days of the lockdown. Leisure travel has recovered somewhat, but the more lucrative business travel market is still way off, with recovery not expected until […]

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Israel to Build a New Surveillance System on Cyprus’s Green Line

Israel to Build a New Surveillance System on Cyprus’s Green Line Cyprus has made a deal with Israel for a new electronic surveillance system on its border between Cyprus and the TRNC Credit: Jpatokal, CC BY-SA 3.0 Cyprus announced on Friday that it has made a deal with Israel for a new electronic surveillance system […]

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Government has made great leaps ahead in dealing with domestic violence, says spox Economou

Government has made great leaps ahead in dealing with domestic violence, says spox Economou Dealing with domestic violence must be carried out through the relevant support services, even within the family environment, government spokesperson Giannis Economou told ANT1 TV on Saturday. Economou was referring to Friday’s fatal incident at Crete, where a woman, 48, was […]

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Giorgio de Chirico, Italian Artist From Greece Who Made Metaphysical Art

Giorgio de Chirico, Italian Artist From Greece Who Made Metaphysical Art “Ariadne,” by Giorgio de Chirico, 1913. Giorgio de Chirico was born in Greece to Italian parents. Credit: Wally Gobetz, CC BY-NC-ND 2.0 Giorgio de Chirico is considered one of the foremost surrealist painters of the 20th century. His work is in the collections of […]

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Corfu sixth best destination in the world for buying a holiday home

Corfu sixth best destination in the world for buying a holiday home Corfu has made the top 10 of the best locations for buying a holiday home, ranking sixth in the world, according to a study by Australian-based Compare the Market. The Ionian island secured overall marks of 6.28 out of 10. The factors analyzed […]

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