The Greeks of Diaspora2022-04-29T13:37:16+03:00

The Greeks of Diaspora

Restoration of the Cavafy Museum in Alexandria

April 29: 159 years since the birth and 89 years since the death of the great Alexandrian poet, Constantine P. Cavafy, the Onassis Foundation announced that it is undertaking the restoration of the Cavafy House in Alexandria in collaboration with the Hellenic Foundation for Culture. Starting with the acquisition of the #CavafyArchive ten years ago, its digitization and its opening to the public and researchers, the Onassis Foundation supports the work of the Hellenic Cultural Foundation in Alexandria, so that the House [...]

May 1st, 2022|Diaspora|

“Without the Greeks, Australia would not be as it is today”

by George Vailakis The history of the Greek Diaspora in Australia is long, multifaceted and fascinating. The first Greek to arrive in Australia, according to oral tradition, was a Damian Gikas who was transported to Sydney in 1802 as a convict. In fact, Gikas is said to have been a captain from Hydra island and was unjustly arrested as a pirate by an English warship and sentenced to exile in Australia. But this story cannot be confirmed, as there is [...]

April 16th, 2022|Diaspora|

Americans of Greek descent

by George Vailakis Greek Business File starts a tribute to the Greek Diaspora all over the world. We will present the history, evolution and prospects of Greek communities, along with first -hand testimonies of Greeks abroad. We open this series with the story of the Greek community in the USA The story of the Greek community in the USA sounds like the turn of the ugly duckling into a swan: from the initial disrepute and poverty to prosperity and power. [...]

March 23rd, 2022|Diaspora|

The Greeks of Novi Sad and the remarkable story of dr Kosta Hadži

by Petar Djurdjev, historian Historians believe the inhabitants of old Novi Sad, Serbia, who called themselves Greeks, were actually of Cincari (Aromanian) origin, Hellenized Romans, descendants of the former Roman Empire, who mostly inhabited northern Greece. In the first half of the 18th century, the Kucovlaks, as the Greeks called the Cincari, settled in Novi Sad. Among the settlers were other Greeks too, who wanted to trade with Austria. There is evidence that the Greeks lived in large numbers in [...]

March 7th, 2022|Diaspora|

How things work in Greece? Greek Society Must Embrace Innovation & Reform For A Better Tomorrow

by Andreas Akaras* It is hard to imagine a day in Athens without the likes of a waiter, a taxi driver, or a senior citizen, sounding off on social, economic, and political affairs. At first blush, one could be forgiven for believing that the answers to all our troubles exist in the chatter of the Athenian sidewalk. Yet, put your ear a little closer to the ground, and those rejoinders give way to a daunting question that asks, why shouldn’t [...]

February 17th, 2022|Diaspora|

International Greek Language Day

February 9 has been declared international Greek language day in hopes of sparking interest in the language worldwide. The date coincides with Commemoration Day of Greece’s ‘national poet, Dionysios Solomos, whose lyrics are featured in the Greek National Anthem. This day is expected to highlight the constant contribution of the Greek language to the development of the European and international culture. In its press release, regarding this year’s celebration, the Ministry of Education writes: “It is important to [...]

February 9th, 2022|Diaspora|

Tobruk: Where Greek soldiers lay…

Chargé d'affaires of Greece to Libya, Yannis Stamatekos, visited Tobruk, the port city on Libya's eastern Mediterranean coast, near the border with Egypt, and site of the ancient Greek colony Antipyrgos. First stop of the visit was at the townhall where Y. Stamatekos had a cordial meeting with mayor Bualkhtabya and an in-depth discussion on ways to expand bilateral cooperation in business, transportation and education. Second stop of the visit was at the German Cemetery, where 2,282 commonwealth soldiers and [...]

February 6th, 2022|Diaspora|

Moray & Agnew Lawyers among the best in Asia Pasific Legal directory

Headed by Greek Community of Melbourne leader Bill Papastergiadis, Moray & Agnew Lawyers Melbourne, has been ranked amongst the leading firms in this year’s Legal 500 Asia Pacific Directory in services provided in the separate areas of Construction, Insurance, Real Estate, and Labour & Employment. Legal 500 is a leading directory of law firms in over 150 global jurisdictions, and annually ranks law firms based on independent feedback from thousands of corporate counsel and other law firm clients. The Melbourne [...]

January 20th, 2022|Diaspora|
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