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Greek-Swedish Filmmaker Wows at International Film Festivals

Greek-Swedish actor and filmmaker Nico Falcone Georgiadis' latest short film, entitled "The Promenade," tells the stories of seemingly unrelated lives coming together on the same public promenade. "The film exposes the problems of our time...it's a reminder of life, and...

The Passion of the Greek Diaspora for Greece

From ancient times to the modern day, Greeks of the diaspora -- those who have left their native land to make a home abroad -- have enriched the international community. By Constantine Passaris Last year’s bicentennial celebrations of the Greek revolution...

“Hellenism”: Hymn to the Greek Diaspora Released

A hymn to the Greek Diaspora titled "Hellenism" was released recently by the General Secretariat of Hellenes Abroad and Public Diplomacy. Renowned composer Evanthia Reboutsika wrote the music, based on lyrics by Lina Nikolakopoulou. The hymn is a touching melody dedicated...

The Most Festive Christmas House in NYC is Greek

Thousands of people visit Dyker Heights in Brooklyn, New York, every Christmas to admire the “Christmas House,” decorated by Isidoros and Anna Bilas, the Greek-American couple who own the home. Each year, the Bilas family, with roots from the Greek...

Greece Honors Distinguished Hellenes of the Diaspora

Greece honored eight distinguished figures of the Greek diaspora for excellence in their fields and promoting Greece abroad in an event on Thursday in Athens. The third edition of the annual Argo Awards, held under the auspices of President Katerina...

Greek-Canadian Constantine Passaris Appointed to Order of New Brunswick

Greek-Canadian Constantine Passaris recently received the highest civilian honor from the Government of New Brunswick, Canada. He is the first Greek-Canadian in the history of this honor to be named to the Order of New Brunswick. Every year, ten individuals...

Hostility Towards Census Workers in Greece Leads to Mass Resignations

The Hellenic Statistical Authority (ELSTAT) is currently conducting the 2021 Census of the Greek population. Citizens’ hostility has led to mass resignations of census workers. In Patras, the capital of the Prefecture of Achaia, and one of Greece’s most populous...

Greek Scientist Creates COVID Breathalyzer in the U.S.

Ohio State University’s Wexner Medical Center announced the creation of a breathalyzer-like device that can be used to identify if a patient is positive for COVID-19. This and other groundbreaking developments in COVID-19 testing methods could prove invaluable in our...

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...

Greek Immigrant in Germany Giorgos Zantiotis Dies in Police Custody

Greeks in Germany are searching for answers after the death of immigrant Giorgos Zantiotis while in police custody in the city of Wuppertal, in western Germany. The cause of death for the man, who was only 25 years of age,...