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The Greeks of 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 nothing relevant [...]

16 Απριλίου, 2022|The Greeks of 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. [...]

23 Μαρτίου, 2022|The Greeks of 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 Novi Sad before 1748. The Greek community asked the Magistrate for permission to open a Greek [...]

7 Μαρτίου, 2022|The Greeks of 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 [...]

17 Φεβρουαρίου, 2022|The Greeks of Diaspora|

Nikitas Koutoupes: Greece can become a major European tech hub

On March 02, 2021, SEV and Endeavor Greece co-organized the leading global Digital Conference “Innovative Greeks”. Nikitas Koutoupes*, managing director at Insight Partners, participated at the panel discussion “Foreign investors who never invested in Greek companies”. George Vailakis asked him about investment opportunities in Greece and his so far experience from the country. I left Greece to study in the United States three decades ago, and it is only in the last three years that I have become acquainted with the Greek [...]

18 Μαΐου, 2021|The Greeks of Diaspora|

John Chrysoulakis: “Greek diaspora is a strategic priority for our country”

Secretary General for Public Diplomacy and Greeks Abroad, J. Chrysoulakis reveals his plans for the Greek Diaspora, analyses the relations with the Greek communities abroad, talks about the biggest challenge he has to manage and refers to the bicentennial of the Greek Revolution and the participation of the Greeks Abroad in the celebrations interview by George Vailakis What are the programs that you are currently implementing at the General Secretariat for Greeks Abroad and Public Diplomacy of the Ministry for [...]

Where have all the Greeks gone? The story of Greeks in Africa

by George Philipas From Egypt to South Africa, the Greeks came in their thousands and then they left. Today there remain only few Greeks in Africa, mainly in the metropolises of South Africa. These last remnants only hint at a rich past that tied generations of Greeks to the vast African continent. There are some who still remember this prosperous past. Minis Papapetrou, a retired engineer who grew up in Sudan and now resides in Athens, describes how he and [...]

22 Απριλίου, 2021|The Greeks of Diaspora|

Chrysoula Zacharopoulou appointed Co-Chair of the COVAX Shareholders Council

Chrysoula Zacharopoulou, a French medical doctor of Greek origin and member of the European Parlianment, was appointed Co-Chair of the COVAX Shareholders Council.   The COVAX mechanism, a global collaboration to which the EU is a major contributor, will deliver 32 million doses of COVID-19 vaccines to 59 countries by the first quarter of 2021, and aims to secure 1.3 billion doses for 92 low and middle-income countries by the end of the year.   Chrysoula Zacharopoulou wrote the EU Parliament’s [...]

14 Απριλίου, 2021|The Greeks of Diaspora|
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