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Albanian Residents Leaving Greece for Wealthier Countries

Many legal Albanian citizens with a valid residence permit are leaving Greece for wealthier countries, according to data released in August by the Hellenic Ministry for Migration and Asylum. According to the data issued by the Ministry in August 2021,...

Greece Along With 14 EU States Call for Price Cap on Gas Imports

Greece along with another fourteen EU member states has called on the European Commission to impose a price cap on gas imports to tackle the energy crisis in Europe. As soaring energy bills threaten to undermine popular support for governments,...

Stone Age Structure Found Near Prague Older Than Stonehenge

Archeologists near Prague have discovered the remains of a Stone Age structure that predates Stonehenge and even the Egyptian Pyramids. The structure is an enigmatic complex known as the roundel. The excavated stone age structure is about 55 meters in...

Putin Reclaims Byzantium for His New Russian Empire

Putin has associated Russia with Byzantium in ways that are apparent to countries with an Orthodox legacy but are not necessarily clear to the rest of the world. By Theodore Christou Russia's two-headed eagle often worn by Russian athletes on their...

DNA Study Shows When Ancient Greeks Colonized Italy

A recent DNA study by an international team of scientists showed when Ancient Greeks colonized Magna Graecia in Italy. Magna Graecia is the name of the coastal areas of southern Italy and Sicily that were extensively populated by Greek settlers. The...

Denmark to Send Immigrants to Rwanda

Rather than allowing immigrants to live in Denmark, they will be sent to Rwanda, where Danish officials will manage their asylum cases. In a joint declaration on bilateral cooperation, the two nations stated that they were  “exploring the establishment of...

Energy Crisis Looms as Russia Halts Gas Supply to Europe

Russia's state-owned energy firm Gazprom halted gas supplies via the Nord Stream 1 pipeline to Western Europe on Wednesday for three days, the company said. The energy giant said that due to maintenance on Nord Stream 1, there would be...

How Europe Got Its Name: The Greek Myth of Europa

Europe got its name from the Greek princess of Phoenicia, Europa. According to Greek mythology, Zeus, the king of the Olympian Gods, transformed into a beautiful white bull to abduct the girl he loved. The story of Europa is one...

Legends About What Lies Under Hagia Sophia

The former Basilica of Hagia Sophia in Istanbul (Constantinople) is the undisputed symbolic center of the Greek Orthodox faith, hosting millions of visitors, who are awed by its great religious, historical, and architectural importance, each year. From 537 to 1453,...

The Greek Orthodox Monastery Thriving in Catholic Italy

A Greek Orthodox monastery, founded more than one thousand years ago is thriving just south of Rome, Italy in the epicenter of Catholicism.