Greek News

Ursula von der Leyen: First Woman Nominated to Lead the EU

German Defense Minister Ursula von der Leyen is nominated to replace Jean-Claude Juncker as head of the European Commission. Ursula von der Leyen will be the first woman to lead the European Union's executive arm. The choice came as a...

Greek Ferries to Remain Docked on Wednesday Due to Industrial Action

The Hellenic Seamens' Federation (PNO) has declared a 24-hour strike on July 3 amid a labor dispute with passenger shipping operators. Greek islands will be left with no connection to the mainland at the height of the tourist season. Also,...

The Greek Astrophysicist Who Had a Moon's Crater Named After Him

John Paraskevopoulos may not be a household name, but the Greek astrophysicist who had a moon's crater named after him and discovered a couple of comets, made a significant contribution in our understanding of the universe by the middle...

Greek PM Tsipras Grip on Power About to End

With only days left before Sunday's national elections in Greece, the conservative New Democracy party looks likely to be the winner, ousting the first leftist government in Greek history that ruled for the past four and a half years. Prime...

Greece Celebrates Canada Day at Acropolis Museum, Honoring Bilateral Ties

The long-standing friendship between Canada and Greece, within a shared value system, and the prospects of deeper collaboration between the two countries were highlighted at a special event hosted by the Canadian Embassy at the Acropolis Museum on July 1st,...

Youth Mobility Program Between Greece and Australia Comes into Effect

A new visa agreement for the Greek and Australian youth has came into effect as of July 1st. The program is based on the Memorandum of Understanding between the Governments of Greece and Australia on a ''Work and Holiday'' Visa...

Greek Professor’s Team Finds New Way to Make Cancer Cells Destroy Themselves

A team of researchers from the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania, led by Greek Dr. Constantinos Koumenis, has recently discovered a way to make cancer cells produce high amounts of protein so they die. The press...

New Surveillance System to Monitor the Aegean for Athens and Brussels in Real Time

A new, state-of-the-art integrated maritime surveillance system will be developed in the Aegean Sea, as the European Internal Security Fund  has decided to grant Greece €50 million to develop the system. Once deployed, the new surveillance system will allow the...

US Ambassador to Greece: Politicians Come and Go, But Ties Remain Strong

U.S. Ambassador to Greece, Geoffrey Pyatt, underlined that the U.S. and Greece are steadfastly dedicated to deepening their bilateral relations While speaking at a reception to mark the 4th of July held on Monday evening in Thessaloniki, Pyatt said that...

President Pavlopoulos Meets With Greek American Students in Athens

Greece's President, Prokopios Pavlopoulos, met with a group of Greek American students in the Presidential Mansion of Athens on Monday. The group of students from the American-Hellenic Institute was headed by Nick Larigakis, the Chairman and Executive Director of the...

Greek Justice Minister Debunks Reports That 17N Terrorists Could Get Early Release

Michael Kalogirou, Greece's Justice Minister, has claimed that reports suggesting that prominent "November 17" (17N) terrorists could get an early release are ''false''. New provisions in Greece's penal code came into effect on Monday, and there is fear that some...

Vandals Deface Office Entrance of ''Athens Voice'' Website

Unknown individuals vandalized the entrance of the building where the offices of the famous Greek newspaper and website ''Athens Voice" are located. The perpetrators, on Monday night,  did not manage to enter the building but they spray-painted on the door...

London’s Tate Modern to Host Exhibition of Greek Artist Takis (video)

An exhibition of Greek artist Takis' most prominent works will kick off on July 3rd at the Tate Modern Institute in London. The exhibition will last until October 29th and will host some of the most important and intriguing artworks...

A Brief History of Elections in Greece

The history of elections in the modern Greek state began in 1833, with the first King of Greece, Otto of Bavaria, introducing the paper ballot. The occasion was the municipal elections for the Argolis-Corinth prefecture in July of 1834. The...

J Balvin on Greece's Mykonos to Shoot New Video Clip

The famous Colombian reggaeton singer J Balvin has been on the island of Mykonos in Greece during the last few days, where he is combining work with leisure. J Balvin will perform for Athens' Primer Music Festival 2019 in a...