Society

Spectacular Modern Greek House Nominated for EU Award

The "Lap Pool House," a modern house built on a slope of the Cycladic island of Tinos, is nominated for an EU award for Architecture.

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

Greeks Under 64 Years of Age Will Receive AstraZeneca Vaccine

The Friday meeting of Greece's National Vaccination Committee resulted in a unanimous vote to go forward with administering the AstraZeneca vaccine to citizens up to 64 years of age. The meeting was followed by statements by the president of the...

Parents of Pfizer CEO Bourla Narrowly Escaped Death in Holocaust

If it hadn't been for the kindness of an uncle and the insight of his grandfather, Pfizer CEO Dr. Albert Bourla, a Thessaloniki native, would never have been born. A descendant of the Jews of Greece's second-largest city, Bourla's ancestors,...

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...

#MeToo Movement in Greece Spreads from Sport to Entertainment

The #MeToo movement, the global social movement against sexual abuse and sexual harassment, is now spreading like wildfire in Greece. Following allegations of sexual abuse in the sport of sailing, Greek women are now speaking about harassment by male directors...

Greece 2040 Maps A Vision for Country’s Future

The "Greece 2040" forum, organized with the aim of mapping out the country's future in the coming 20 years, kicked off with a presentation of the forum's goals on Wednesday. The first official meeting of Greece 2040 will take place...

Forbes’ “30 Under 30” List Singles Out Prominent Greek-Americans

Some prominent Greek-Americans were named recently on Forbes' "30 Under 30" List, which singles out up and coming figures in the realms of Manufacturing & Industry, Media, and Hollywood & Entertainment. The tenth-annual listing profiled 600 young entrepreneurs, scientists and...

Greek Abuse Scandal: Police Arrest Coach Suspected of Rape

A Greek sailing coach who admitted on Friday that he had what he called a “relationship” with an 11-year-old athlete was arrested on the island of Samos on Sunday. He will be charged with aggravated rape, seduction, and misconduct. A Greek...

Greek Abuse Scandal: Sailing Coach Admits Relationship with 11-Year-Old Athlete

A Greek sailing coach admitted on Friday that he had had what he called a "relationship" with an 11-year-old athlete in the latest twist in sexual abuse in sport. Speaking anonymously to MEGA's LiveNews show, the coach -- who now lives...

Covid-19: 585 New Cases, 288 Currently Intubated Across Greece

A total of 585 new cases of Covid-19 were diagnosed in Greece over the past 24 hours, and 288 people are now intubated in the country's ICUs, while 28 new deaths occurred in those with the coronavirus in the...

PM Mitsotakis Urges Speed-Up of EU Vaccine Approval Process

Prime Minister Mitsotakis stressed the need to speed up the European Union's vaccine approval process in an European Council videoconference on the EU's strategy for dealing with the pandemic late on Thursday. According to government sources, the Prime Minister, together with...

Greece Top European Vacation Spot for Americans After Pandemic

Greece is by far the most preferred European vacation spot for Americans in the roast-pandemic world, according to a recent report tabulating online searches for holiday destinations. This very welcome news comes after the New York-based online travel company Koala...

European Commission Urges Vaccination of 70% of Adults by Summer

The European Commission urges the vaccination of at least 70% of all adults in every country of the European Union by the Summer of 2021, according to a statement issued by the European Commission on Tuesday. The high percentage is...

Greek-Canadian Constantine Passaris Listed in Who’s Who in Greece 2021

Constantine Passaris, a Greek-Canadian economics professor at the University of New Brunswick at Fredericton is included in the prestigious inaugural edition of "Who's Who in Greece 2020" for his long and distinguished service to his home country. Who's Who in...