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Anna Diamantopoulou: The Greek Woman Aspiring to Lead the OECD

Anna Diamantopoulou is the first Greek female on the shortlist to lead one of the world's most powerful international organizations, the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD). After the election of Katerina Sakellaropoulou as the first female President of...

PM Mitsotakis Lauds “Significant” Strategic Partnership on Israel Trip

Greek PM Kyriakos Mitsotakis had warm words for Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and the strengthened relationship between the two nations after the two leaders met on Monday. Mitsotakis praised the swift rollout of coronavirus vaccines in the state of...

Greece Announces 638 New Covid-19 Infections, 25 Deaths on Monday

A total of 638 coronavirus infections were announced by Greek health authority EODY on Monday, along with 25 deaths that occurred over the past 24 hours. This represents a welcome decrease in the number of infections nationwide from the 733...

Greek PM Mitsotakis Under Fire for Breaking Lockdown Rules — Again

Greek PM Kyriakos Mitsotakis has come under fire from opposition parties and social media users for apparently breaking the lockdown rules in taking part in a lunch reception attended by dozens on the island of Ikaria over the weekend. Mitsotakis,...

Senate Introduces Resolution on Bicentennial of Greek War of Independence

Philhellene U.S. Senator Bob Menendez (D-New Jersey), the new Chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee introduced a bipartisan Senate resolution commemorating the Bicentennial of Greek Independence Day, which will occur on March 25, 2021. The resolution, which was co-sponsored by...

Greek Gods and Mortals Come to Life in Terracotta Figurines

A new archaeological discovery in Turkey resulted in the unearthing of dozens of terracotta figurines depicting ancient Greek gods, men, women, and animals. The artifacts, which are over 2,000 years old, were found in the ancient town of Myra, which...

Greek PM Says Greece “Sincere” in Seeking Political Solution for Cyprus

Greek PM Kyriakos Mitsotakis said in statements after a meeting the Cypriot President that "The end of the Turkish occupation and the finding of a viable solution are a top priority of Greek foreign policy and a national issue." The...

The Greek Language is Not Dying; It’s Merely Changing

Is the Greek language, one of the most ancient and rich languages in the history of mankind, dying due to an avalanche of foreign words being introduced to the everyday vocabulary of native speakers? Words such as "rapid tests", "click-away...

Greece Hit by Massive Power Cut After Fire at Power Station

A massive power cut hit regions across Greece on Sunday night after a fire broke out at a high-voltage power station in a suburb of Athens. The country's power grid operator, ADMIE, said power was restored within 40 minutes in...

Greece Extends Restrictions on Flights for Two More Weeks   

Greece extended restrictions on both domestic and international flights on Sunday for at least two more weeks. According to the Civil Aviation Authority the air directives (COVID-19 NOTAMs) will last until February 15 for the domestic routes and for until...