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Barca Offers Football Lessons to Lesvos' Refugee Children

Barcelona FC has been sponsoring a football camp for the last two years for hundreds of refugee children on the island of Lesvos, recruiting adult refugees to serve as coaches. Hundreds of children have become members of the "Barca Soccer...

Athenian Hotel Prices See Steep Rise in 2018

The emergence of Athens as one of the most popular "city-break" destinations in Europe during the last few years has caused a substantial increase in the city’s hotel room rates. According to a monthly report published by the Greek Tourism Confederation Institute...

Following Spanish Request, Greece Ousts its Consul General in Barcelona

          Following a request by Spanish authorities, Greece has removed its consul general in Barcelona from his post. This move was announced by Spanish Foreign Minister Josep Borrel on Wednesday. Fernando Turró Homedes was accused by the Spanish government of "openly interfering...

Tennis: Greek Teenager Tsitsipas Loses Barcelona Final to Nedal

Athenian teenager Stefanos Tsitsipas lost to the "King of Clay" Rafael Nadal in Sunday’s Barcelona Open 6-2, 6-1. Tsitsipas, who holds 63rd place in the world, had produced the best tennis of his career and became the first Greek player...

Greek Fan Invades Pitch for Selfie with Lionel Messi (photos)

A Greek football fan could not resist the opportunity to be photographed with Lionel Messi, one of the best footballers of all time. The man evaded security and invaded the pitch of Georgios Karaiskakis stadium to get a selfie with...

Europeans Stay Close to Home when on Holiday

The vast majority of European travellers (about 85%) prefer to stay close to home when on holiday, a World Economic Forum report says. In 2015, on average, only 15.4% of all tourism nights of EU residents were spent in non-EU...

Champions League: Olympiacos Bows to Messi and 10-Man Barcelona (video)

Lionel Messi scored his 100th European goal as 10-man Barcelona maintained their 100 per cent record in Champions League Group D with a 3-1 home victory over Olympiacos. Olympiacos never raised to the occassion as they hardly put two passes...

Greek Woman Injured in Barcelona Terror Attack Clinically Dead

The condition of a Greek woman who was injured in the Barcelona terrorist attack is irreversible and she is considered clinically dead. The woman's injuries were severe and the difficult surgery that lasted eight hours failed to keep her alive,...

Greek Woman Injured in Barcelona Terrorist Attack in Critical Condition

The Greek woman who was injured in Thursday's terrorist attack in Barcelona is in critical condition after undergoing a seven-hour surgery, a Skai television report said. Theoni Zissimopoulou, secretary of honorary consul of Greece in the Spanish city, reported that...

Greek Woman among the Injured in Barcelona Attack

A Greek woman is among those injured in the terrorist attack in Barcelona on Thursday evening, the foreign ministry said in a press release, citing information from Spanish authorities. "According to the official information from Spanish authorities so far, a...