Diaspora

Evzones Exhibit Opens Greek Bicentennial Year in Australia

The Bicentennial of the Greek War of Independence was marked recently with the opening of an exhibition showing the daily lives of Evzones

Vienna’s “Little Greece” and the First Greek Newspaper

The Greeks’ large-scale migration to the seat of Hapsburg power followed the wars between the Austrian and Ottoman Empires

The Greek Sailor from Hydra Who Became War Hero in Argentina

As a Hydriot, I had been raised on a pantheon of grizzled war heroes — Miaoulis, Koudouriotis, et al—with a focus on their virtues rather than their vices, but I was only vaguely aware that Hydra also exported naval...

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...

On the Trail of Rigas Feraios, Protomartyr of Greek Independence

Like so many Greek kids in the Diaspora, I attended Greek School for a while. The March 25th Celebration always entailed a few kids in Foustanellas and Amalias, and the obligatory poem. On the short list was always the "Thourios...

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...

Greek Consulates Around the Globe Enter Digital Age

Greek consulates all over the world will soon become digital -- offering the Diaspora a fast and easy way to communicate with officials and apply online for documents and certificates. Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis was briefed on the first steps...

The Greek President's Christmas Message to the Greek Diaspora

President of the Hellenic Republic Katerina Sakellaropoulou, in a Christmas and New Year message for Greeks abroad on Thursday, noted that "2021 is arriving and raising our hopes for an end to the pandemic and a gradual return to...

Hockey Game Keeps Greek-Canadian Family Tradition Alive

Back in 1977, four Greek-Canadian boys -- all cousins, and sons of Greek immigrants to Canada -- started a pickup game of hockey in a front yard on Hochelaga Street in Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan and began a tradition that...

Melbourne’s La Trobe University Reinstates Greek Language Program

After receiving word that the Greek Community of Melbourne (GCM) will donate funds and help in increasing student enrollment, La Trobe University reversed its recent decision to cease offering the Greek language in its curriculum. The language will be taught...