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Church of Greece Holy Synod Decides Priests Should Remain on State Payroll

The Church of Greece Hierarchy on Friday decided to continue dialogue with the State on the proposed changes to the church/state relationship, but it took a stand against its priests being removed from the state payroll. The long meeting of the...

How The Athens Polytechnic Uprising Ideals of Freedom and Democracy Lost their Glow

In November 1973, it had been six and a half years since Greece was placed under strict military rule. Opponents of the junta who took over in the April 21, 1967 coup were tortured, jailed, exiled, or under surveillance....

"Museum of Greek Refugees" Project Presented

The presentation of plans for a museum of Greek history took place on Wednesday at the Acropolis Museum auditorium and was attended by luminaries from Greek culture, the Church, politics and sports. The museum aims to present the history...

Hellenic Tourism Organization Awarded for World's Best Travel Film (video)

The award-winning Hellenic Tourism Organization (EOT) video "Greece: 365 - Day Destination," won Best Tourism Film in the World for 2018, beating 28 other nominated travel films. Greece's video ranked first in public preference in 136 countries, with almost twice...

Government, Opposition Clash in Parliament over Constitution Review

The discussion on the Constitution review in the Greek Parliament began on Wednesday with an expected clash between the government and the opposition over some of the proposals and the timing of the review. In his opening address, Prime Minister...

Greek Tennis Prodigy Meets with President of the Republic

Greek tennis champion Stefanos Tsitsipas visited the presidential mansion as the guest of President of the Republic Prokopis Pavlopoulos on Wednesday and expressed his wish to represent Greece in the 2020 Tokyo Olympics. The 20-year-old tennis sensation was accompanied by...

Church of Crete Criticizes Proposed Deal on Changes to Church, State Relations

Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew and Education Minister Kostas Garvroglou The Holy Synod of the Church of Crete on Saturday came out against the proposed deal concerning constitutional changes between Church and State, as discussed between Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras and Archbishop...

One Child Killed, 27 Injured, as Migrant Van Collides with Truck (video)

A 4-year-old boy was killed and 27 people were injured on Friday night when a van carrying migrants collided with a truck on a side road of the Thessaloniki-Kavala national highway. The van that was carrying migrants collided head-on with...

Ecumenical Patriarch Asks for Ieronymos-Tsipras Deal Clarification

Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew on Friday called on the Consul General of Greece in Constantinople, Georgia Soultanopoulou, asking for an explanation regarding the verbal agreement between Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras and Archbishop of Athens and All of Greece Ieronymos...

Albania Says 52 Greeks at Katsifas Funeral 'Undesirable'

Albania's Ministry of the Interior has labeled 52 Greeks who attended the funeral of Konstantinos Katsifas "undesirables", adding fuel to the fire which broke out with the killing of the 35-year-old Greek man by Albanian police. Albanian press reports that the country's...