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The day after the unprecedented wildfires: How Greece plans to restore its forests

By |2021-08-12T08:00:15+03:00August 12th, 2021|Online news / Blog|

The massive wildfires that ravaged parts of Central and South Greece (in Evia, Attica and Peloponnese) are gradually put under control. The extent of damage is heartbreaking. The European Forest Fire Information System (EFFIS) data shows that around 65,000 hectares of Greek forest have been burnt so far this year. Half of these are in [...]

Stephen G. Miller, the “proud lion” of Nemea, dies

By |2021-08-11T17:17:35+03:00August 11th, 2021|Diaspora|

The great archaeologist and philhellene, professor Stephen G. Miller has died, aged 79. In 1973, Professor Miller has been appointed Director of Excavations at the site of Ancient Nemea under the auspices of the University of California at Berkeley. As Director of the American School of Classical Studies at Athens from 1982-1987 and leader of [...]

Greece raises minimum wage

By |2021-07-27T11:32:15+03:00July 26th, 2021|Online news / Blog|

The minimum wage in Greece will be raised by 2%, Prime minister, Kyriakos Mitsotakis announced at the cabinet, on Monday 26. The move is characterized “symbolic” as “it does cover the needs of the employees” the PM admitted. In Greece, the minimum wage is regulated by law and not through collective bargaining. As of February [...]

Strong language over Cyprus but what next?

By |2021-07-26T11:49:44+03:00July 26th, 2021|Online news / Blog|

Strong language over Cyprus but what next? by Antonis D. Papagiannidis Both Greece and (more importantly) the Republic of Cyprus were quite pleased by the wording and the leaked background of the U.N. Security Council condemnation of last week’s Turkish/Turkish-Cypriot announcement that part of the fenced-in Varosha suburb of Famagusta would be open for potential [...]

Green hydrogen goes to Trikala

By |2021-07-23T13:47:58+03:00July 23rd, 2021|Online news / Blog|

In recent years, the carbon footprint in the atmosphere is rapidly increasing, with the current carbon concentration to exceed 420 ppm. Global efforts are currently focusing on the exemption from carbon emissions to achieve the EU 2050 target for zero emissions. The exploitation of hydrogen can be a viable option for carbon discharge in various [...]

The future of Modern Greek Studies

By |2021-07-22T10:07:16+03:00July 22nd, 2021|Diaspora|

“Greek Studies Now: A Cultural Analysis Network” sprang in 2019 from a partnership between two vibrant research communities working on the culture of Modern Greece and South Europe in the universities of Oxford and Amsterdam. It was initiated by professors Dimitris Papanikolaou and Maria Boletsi together with the newly made website greekstudiesnow.org which seems to be [...]

The “big announcement” and “good news” of President Erdogan in Cyprus: cause for increased concern

By |2021-07-19T12:07:29+03:00July 19th, 2021|Online news / Blog|

The “big announcement” and “good news” of President Erdogan in Cyprus: cause for increased concern by Antonis D. Papagiannidis Will the presence of Turkish president Recep Tayyip Erdogan in Cyprus on 19/20 July to mark the anniversary of the 1974 military intervention/invasion of the island (with an Turkish occupation that still persists), add insult to [...]

Shipping and Energy: two converging worlds?

By |2021-07-19T09:44:05+03:00July 18th, 2021|Greek Business File|

Greece is a country where shipping has always played a central role since ancient times due to the dominance of the Greek language and the renowned seamanship of its people. In recent years, international shipping has been faced with increasing challenges on the energy front, starting from the IMO-mandated reductions in greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions [...]

Mykonos: Mini lockdown

By |2021-07-17T23:41:08+03:00July 17th, 2021|Online news / Blog|

New restrictions have been imposed in the island of Mykonos. They were deemed to be indispensable after the 250% surge of new coronavirus cases in the island in the past week. From Saturday evening, a curfew is in place from 1.00 pm to 06.00 am. There is also a 24-hour ban of music at all [...]

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