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Former NATO Chief Stavridis Weighs In on Macedonia Naming Dispute (video)

Former NATO Chief, Admiral James George Stavridis, talks about the Macedonia naming dispute between Greece and FYROM in an exclusive interview with the Greek Reporter. Speaking to Anastasios Papapostolou on the sidelines of the 27th Annual Leadership 100 Conference that...

This Greek Undertaker Offers Funeral Live-streaming

A Thessaloniki undertaker has told Greek Reporter how his live streaming of funeral services offers distant friends and family the chance to join a loved one's final journey -- even from another continent. The family business of Fanis and Vasilis...

President Anastasiades: Notion of Two State Solution Does Not Secure Peace in Cyprus

Talking abstractly about new strategies, a Plan B or the notion of a two-state solution for Cyprus secures neither the conditions for peace, nor the well-being of Greek Cypriots, President Nicos Anastasiades said in an interview with the Athens...

Euro Working Group Head Blames Politicians for Greek Crisis, Supports Debt Relief

In an interview with the Athens News Agency, Austrian economist and outgoing chief of the Eurogroup Working Group (EWG) Thomas Wieser blames Greek politicians for the 2008 financial crisis in the country and says he supports Greek debt relief. Asked whether...

Greeks Experience 'Cultural Shift' on Smoking

Greeks have finally understood the problem of smoking and are kicking the habit, says a leading authority on public health. Speaking to the Greek Reporter, Prof. Panagiotis Behrakis, Director of the Public Health Institute at the American College of Greece...

Yannis Fyssas Pays Tribute to Greek Music Icon

Yannis Fyssas, leader and founder of Dalaras Tribute Band, grew up in Zografou, Athens, and moved to Vancouver, BC, Canada, when he was 12 years old, with his father. Growing up in Athens, Fyssas could be found sitting for hours...

Hellenic Riders Riding Club: Passion for Bikes and “Philotimo”

"Hellenic Riders Riding Club" is a fairly new Greek group united by 'philotimo' and the love for motorcycles. The Club was created by a group of friends in Canada, who got together through common interests, and who are proud...

Hollywood Bigwigs Give Thumbs Up for Black Greek Warrior Achilles (video)

Some of Hollywood's biggest directors and actors defended the controversial new Troy series where the mythological Greek warrior Achilles is played by black actor David Gyasi. Speaking exclusively to Greek Reporter from the red carpet of the 2018 Golden Globe Awards,...

Jim Gianopulos on Leading Paramount, Fighting Sexual Harassment, Greece

Jim Gianopulos, the CEO and Chairman of Paramount Pictures, talks exclusively to Greek Reporter from the red carpet of the 75th Golden Globe Awards. Commenting on the theme of the night, fighting sexual harassment in Hollywood, Gianopulos noted that it...

Alexandre Desplat: The Most Nominated Greek in Hollywood Wins Another Golden Globe

Film composer Alexandre Desplat is no newcomer when it comes to red carpets. He is officially the most nominated artist of Greek descent at any awards show, and on Sunday at the 2018 Golden Globes, he beat out composer...

Meet One of Athens' Most Authentic Street Bands

Some of the best music in Greece is produced on the street! If you happen to listen to bouzouki while you are shopping in the Athens center, you might be close to one of the best street bands you...

NYCB President: "Atlantic Bank Will Continue to Play a Major Role in the Greek Community"

  NYCB President and CEO Joseph Ficalora vowed to retain the ‘Greek character’ of Atlantic Bank, a subsidiary of NYCB, in an exclusive interview with Greek Reporter from the Capital Link Forum in New York last week. Speaking to Anastasios Papapostolou,...

Europe’s Top City Destination is Greek

  The capital of Crete, Herakleion, has recently surprised the travel community by being announced as Europe’s fastest growing tourism destination for 2017. According to Euromonitor, Herakleion is now top of the list of European city-break destinations, showing an 11.2%...

Mitsotakis Interview: Over-taxation in Greece is Surreal

Main opposition leader Kyriakos Mitsotakis is in Strasbourg, where he had meetings with leaders of the European People's Party (EPP), his New Democracy party's political family and gave an interview to EUobserver. Mitsotakis argued that by agreeing a €5-billion economy...

Istanbul: After Tumultuous Times Life Back to Normal

Istanbul is one of the safest cities in the world for tourists, despite the terrorist attacks of the past few years and the military coup attempt of 2016. The city; a centuries-old crossroad between East and West, remains modern, cosmopolitan,...