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The City of Paphos Prepares for Capital of Culture Opening Ceremony

Paphos is counting down to becoming the European Capital of Culture for 2017 with an opening ceremony slated to take place on January 28. The European Capital of Culture is a city designated by the European Union for a period...

European Music Day: More Than 500 Artists and Bands Performing Across Greece

This year, the European Music Day events will coincide with the 20th anniversary of the Charter of Budapest signing that created the European Network of the Music Day Organizers (EMD) but will also mark the 30th anniversary since the 1st...

Elefsina: Candidate for European Capital of Culture 2021

The city of Elefsina, Greece, has submitted a file for its consideration as a candidate to become the European Capital of Culture in 2021. The submission file was presented during an event on February 17, where it was noted that the title...

Paphos European Capital of Culture 2017

Paphos, Cyprus is going to be the European Capital of Culture for 2017, beating out Limassol and the island’s capital of Nicosia. The selection came four months after a selection panel made its recommendations. Jacob Bundsgaard, the mayor of the...

Athens Supports Belgrade for European Capital of Culture 2020

Mayor of Athens Giorgos Kaminis has sent a letter of support to Belgrade regarding its candidacy for European Capital of Culture 2020, the Organisational Board of 'Beograd 2020' released in a statement. The City of Athens is the tenth city...

Nicosia and Pafos Candidate Cities for 2017 European Capital of Culture Title

Nicosia and Pafos are the two candidate cities that were preselected for the designation of the European Capital of Culture in 2017, outbidding the third candidate city, Limassol. The decision, taken by a special selection committee, comprised by experts, was...