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Capital Link Recognizes the Work of The Hellenic Initiative

The International 2019 Capital Link CSR Leadership Award was given to The Hellenic Initiative (THI) as a recognition of its work and its significant contribution to the development of the Greek economy and its support to crisis-stricken Greek society. The...

Hero's Welcome for Giannis Antetokounmpo at Sepolia, Greece

Thousands of Greeks turned out to greet their homegrown hero Giannis Antetokounmpo at the Sepolia district of Athens on Saturday. The Greek Freak, Thanasis Antetokounmpo, Kostas Antetokounmpo and Alex Antetokounmpo, together with their mother Veronica Antetokounmpo and their older brother...

Roberto Escobar: Pablo’s Brother Tells His Story

Roberto Escobar Gaviria, the older brother of the infamous Colombian drug kingpin Pablo Escobar, opened up in an interview with the Greek Reporter.

Turkey Ramps up Tension Across the Eastern Mediterranean

Ankara continues its aggressive behavior in the eastern Mediterranean, demanding a piece of the hydrocarbon pie inside Cyprus' Exclusive Economic Zone, while at the same time the defense ministers of Greece and Turkey discussed confidence-building measures. The meeting between Evangelos...

Cyprus Issues Navtex in Response to Turkish Violations

Cyprus on Friday issued a navigational telex reserving parts of blocks 2 and 3 of its Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ) for naval exercises. The coordinators of the naval exercises will use real fire from July 1 to July 10. The...

Muslim Minority Party in Thrace Claim they are Neglected by the Greek State

The leader of the Muslim minority party in Thrace complained that the Greek State does not consult with them on issues that concern them in an interview with Turkey's Anadolu Agency. The Friendship, Equality and Peace Party (KIEF) often claims...

Matthew McConaughey's Love Affair with Greece Continues for the Second Year

His latest film The Beach Bum was shot in Florida and was a success at the box office. But this time Matthew McConaughey was a true gentleman and chose the beaches of Greece to spend a quiet holiday with...

Erdogan says US May Not Impose Sanctions on Turkey over Russian Missiles

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said on Saturday that the U.S. will not impose sanctions on Turkey over the purchase of the Russian S-400 missile system because U.S. President Donald Trump said Turkey had not been treated fairly in...

Giannis Antetokounmpo Confirms He Will Play for Greece in the World Cup

Giannis Antetokounmpo confirmed on Friday his participation at the World Cup during the presentation of his first signature shoe design, Zoom Freak 1 in Athens. “I haven’t talked with the coach yet, I don’t know which position I will play...

Panagia Soumela Monastery will Not be Open for Dormition of Virgin Mary Liturgy

The emblematic Panagia Soumela Monastery in Trabzon, Turkey will not be open for the Dormition of Virgin Mary liturgy on August 15 since restoration works are not completed yet, according to a Skai television report. The monastery, which is the most...

Archbishop Makarios Enthroned as Head of the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of Australia

Hundreds of faithful, the hierarchy of the Australian Orthodox church and politicians gathered on Saturday in Sydney to attend the enthronement ceremony for Makarios, the new Archbishop of Australia. The ceremony followed by a liturgy took place at the Holy...

Greek Middle Class Hit Hardest by Overtaxation

The perennial issue of overtaxation continues to be a critical problem for the Greek economy and its society overall, despite significant improvement in the country’s fiscal position. The middle class has been hit the hardest, particularly the income of private...

Greeks Go On Holiday Longer Than Any Other Europeans

Greeks go on vacation for almost double the amount of time for any other European Union citizen, according to an analysis of new Eurostat data by The Independent. Greeks spend an average of 9.9 days on vacation, which is almost...

International Bidding Opens for 30 Percent Stake in Athens International Airport

An international bidding procedure has been launched for the sale of a 30 percent stake in Athens Eleftherios Venizelos International Airport SA (AIA), the largest airport in Greece. The country’s privatization agency, TAIPED, stated on Friday that the deadline for...

Greek Veterans of Korean War Honored at Memorial Event

Ambassador of the Republic of Korea to Greece, Soosuk Lim, said on Tuesday that he will help bring to prominence the actions and sacrifices of Greek veterans of the Korean War. The ambassador made his remarks at a memorial service...