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Bracing up

Bracing up By Antonis D. Papagiannidis Greece is bracing up for the next months with the Covid-19 pandemic in the forefront of public concern. Greeks have come home from their summer vacation with the Delta variant of Covid having spread all around the country, with Covid cases sloping upwards, with intubations in ICUs picking up and with the death toll growing. The Mu variant is also making its present felt - for the time being with limited spread; still, there [...]

September 6th, 2021|Online news / Blog|

World famous composer, Mikis Theodorakis, dies

He composed the most recognizable Greek rhythm in the world, the syrtaki of the film “Zorba the Greek .” https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dzlcxN0lxSo He made poetry familiar to common people, by composing songs based on Greek poets’ masterpieces. He brought together folk and classical music in a unique and timeless way. Mikis Theodorakis, the world famous Greek composer and writer, passed away at the age of 96, at home, as was his wish. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nW0C4ii5fT4 Endlessly creative, he wrote all kinds of [...]

September 2nd, 2021|Online news / Blog|

Greece- North Macedonia: The pandemic brought them closer

Greece fully supports the integration of North Macedonia to the European Union. This was reiterated by the Greek minister of Foreign Affairs, Nikos Dendias, during his visit in Skopje on August 31, 2021. Nikos Dendias had successive meetings with the Prime Minister, Zoran Zaev, the Deputy Prime Minister, Nikola Dimitrov, the President of the Assembly, Talat Xhaferi, the President of the Republic of North Macedonia, Stevo Pendarovsk and his counterpart Bujar Osmani. Greece and North Macedonia say they intend to [...]

September 1st, 2021|Online news / Blog|

Greece: Cabinet reshuffle goes wrong- new ministry for climate crisis abandoned

For the New Democracy government, the cabinet reshuffle should have been a promising new start after an ambiguous fight with the Covid-19 pandemic and the wildfires. The most ambitious move was the idea to create a new ministry for Civil Protection that would integrate the fire service. Civil Protection is the authority responsible for dealing with natural disasters, pandemics and addressing emergencies. Evangelos Apostolakis,ex chief of the Hellenic Armed Forces and ex minister of Defense under past SYRIZA governments was [...]

August 31st, 2021|Online news / Blog|

The post-Afghanistan debacle: increased regional challenges for Greece

The post-Afghanistan debacle: increased regional challenges for Greece by Antonis D. Papagiannidis The fact that Greece is situated in a region of instability is known to all; the fact that such instability is on the rise, especially due to the calculated revisionism of Turkey and its eagerness to assume the role of regional overlord, cannot be missed either. Faced with such realities, Greece traditionally tries to fight back with diplomatic means, also with such instruments as provides its European/EU status. [...]

August 30th, 2021|Online news / Blog|

Greece to start building its own drones

Three Greek Universities (the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, the Democritus University of Thrace and the University of Thessaly) will work together with the Hellenic Aerospace Industry (HAI) to build the first ever “made in Greece” drone. The project is named “Archytas” (by Archytas of Tarentum, the ancient Greek mathematician, political leader and philosopher) and will be financed by the Greek ministry of Finances. The memorandum of cooperation between the five parties was signed on Friday, 27. Signing the Cooperation [...]

August 29th, 2021|Online news / Blog|

Greece: The new rules for the unvaccinated

In the wake of a record high in new coronavirus cases (4,608 in Tuesday), the Greek government has announced a series of measures to prevent further spread of the virus. The measures mainly target the unvaccinated and will start being implemented from September 13, 2021 (when most of the tourists will be gone, as many note). So, from mid- September, those who do not have a vaccination certificate or proof that they have recovered from Covid-19 will : have to [...]

August 25th, 2021|Online news / Blog|

Greece sends humanitarian aid to Haiti

The Greek ministry of Foreign Affairs will donate the amount of 100.000 euros to an International Organization already operating in Haiti. This aid is a contribution to addressing the humanitarian needs which have arisen following the recent earthquake that hit the country, as well as the hurricane that followed. Homes destroyed by the earthquake in Haiti "With this symbolic move, Greece today stands in solidarity with the suffering Haitian people and does not forget that Haiti was the [...]

August 24th, 2021|Online news / Blog|
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