Politics

Government Spokesman Resigns Less Than 2 Months into Job

Government spokesman and Deputy Minister to the Prime Minister Christos Tarantilis resigned his post on Sunday in a letter to Kyriakos Mitsotakis.

Erdogan Renames the Aegean as “Sea of Islands”

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan referred to the Aegean Sea by the name “Sea of Islands”, as he continued his provocative rhetoric against Greece.

Greek-Derived Concept of Apophenia Explains Human Weakness for Conspiracy Theories

the QAnon phenomenon cleverly exploits some of the most basic elements of human nature, including our drive to find patterns in the world

Greece Protests Turkey’s Hydrographic Survey in the Aegean

Greece protested to Turkey on Thursday over the country's announced plans for an hydrographic survey in the center of the Aegean.

Greece’s Government Under Fire Over Snowstorm Blackout

Opposition parties in Greece launched an all-out attack against the government over its handling of the chaos following the snowstorm that hit the country.

Trump Acquitted in Impeachment Trial

The Senate voted to acquit former President Donald Trump of "incitement of insurrection" on Saturday. The final tally reached 57 votes to convict Trump, just ten short of the necessary two-thirds margin needed. All 50 Democrats and seven Republicans voted to...

Greek Parliament Approves Historic Bill on Policing Universities

The Greek Parliament approved on Thursday an education reform bill, which, among others, attempts to address the problem of university security. The bill was approved with 166 lawmakers voting for and 132 against. All opposition parties, with the exception of...

Freshman Congresswoman Malliotakis Named to Foreign Affairs Subcommittee

New York Republican Nicole Malliotakis (NY-11), from Staten Island, has been appointed a ranking member of a newly-formed Foreign Affairs Subcommittee, according to an announcement from her office on Wednesday. The first-generation American was named Ranking Member on the Subcommittee...

Anna Diamantopoulou: The Greek Woman Aspiring to Lead the OECD

Anna Diamantopoulou is the first Greek female on the shortlist to lead one of the world's most powerful international organizations, the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD). After the election of Katerina Sakellaropoulou as the first female President of...

PM Mitsotakis Lauds “Significant” Strategic Partnership on Israel Trip

Greek PM Kyriakos Mitsotakis had warm words for Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and the strengthened relationship between the two nations after the two leaders met on Monday. Mitsotakis praised the swift rollout of coronavirus vaccines in the state of...

Greek PM Mitsotakis Under Fire for Breaking Lockdown Rules — Again

Greek PM Kyriakos Mitsotakis has come under fire from opposition parties and social media users for apparently breaking the lockdown rules in taking part in a lunch reception attended by dozens on the island of Ikaria over the weekend. Mitsotakis,...

Taylor Greene Faces Greek Backlash Using Leonidas’ Molon Labe

Congresswoman Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-GA. 14) faces censure, as her outlandish views threaten the unity of the Republican Party, while Democrats ask for her expulsion from Congress. Greene, who has misappropriated the famous words of Leonidas and his brave 300,...

Bomb Explodes Outside Parliament Member’s Home in Greece

New Democracy lawmaker and former journalist Konstantinos Bogdanos was the apparent target of an explosion Tuesday evening in Athens, Greece. The explosion damaged the entrance to his home and his car, which had been parked outside. Gas canisters exploded at...

Covid-19 Vaccination Campaigns Become Dog-Eat-Dog Competition

Covid-19 vaccination campaigns have turned into a dog-eat-dog competition internationally as shortages of the coronavirus vaccine have caused some nations to fend for themselves, trying to secure as many doses as possible. Only a few weeks ago, the arrival of the...

How Molon Labe is Distorted by QAnon and the Gun Lobby

By Dean Argiris As Greeks we all know the story. My maternal papou was a proud Spartan and so the story of King Leonidas and his 300 personal guards was akin to a bedtime story for me. It got to the...