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

The Greeks of 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. https://twitter.com/GRinStrasbourg/status/1491097432989790208 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|

New Galleries for Art of Ancient Greece, Rome and the Byzantine Empire at MFA Boston

The Museum of Fine Arts in Boston (MFA), is unveiling an ambitious transformation in the George D. and Margo Behrakis Wing for Art of the Ancient World: five reimagined galleries for the art of ancient Greece, Rome and the Byzantine Empire that tell new stories about some of the oldest works in the MFA’s collection. Filled with natural light, the newly renovated spaces feature innovative displays, interactive and digital experiences created in partnership with local and international collaborators, and immersive evocations [...]

December 9th, 2021|Diaspora|

Chicago: Giannis’ bus

The best birthday gift for the "Greek Freek".  Bus route 34 in Milwaukee was named after Giannis Antetokounmpo @Giannis_An34  to honor his offer to Milwaukee Bucks and the community on social justice issues. To celebrate the birthday of Milwaukee's MVP the entire team of the Consulate of Greece in Chicago travelled to Milwaukee to wave the Greek flag.

December 8th, 2021|Diaspora|

The Hellenic Institute of Advanced Studies

The inaugural event of the Hellenic Institute of Advanced Studies (HIAS) took place on December 1st, 2021. The event took place under the auspices of the Consulate General of Greece in Boston and one of the main topics on the agenda was "Robotics in Greece". The Hellenic Institute of Advanced Studies (HIAS) was founded by members of the Hellenic diaspora with the goal of using scientific knowledge to serve Greece. It seeks to create bridges and serve as a hub [...]

December 2nd, 2021|Diaspora|

First-hand accounts from the Greek community in Libya

by George Philipas For a handful of Greeks now left in a country that once boasted some three or four thousand back in the 1970s, the re-opening of the embassy in Tripoli in April 2021 and the Consulate in Benghazi in July was a seemingly subdued affair. It delivered the intended message but one that could barely mask the mountain that Greece would have to climb to re-discover historically close ties that it had last enjoyed in the heyday of [...]

October 30th, 2021|Diaspora|

George Tsunis to be nominated next US ambassador to Greece

President Joe Biden announced plans to nominate George Tsunis, an influential Democratic fundraiser and hotelier, to be his envoy to Greece.  Tsunis is the son of first-generation Greek immigrants to the U.S., and has served on the boards and committees of several Greek and Hellenic organizations. Tsunis speaks Greek and he and his wife both have extended family in Greece. He's been awarded the Saint Paul’s Medal, the Greek Orthodox Church of America’s highest recognition for a layperson. George J. [...]

October 9th, 2021|Diaspora|
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