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Greek Diaspora Teachers Visit Thessaloniki

Seventy Greek language teachers from Russia, Ukraine, Armenia, Kazakhstan and Georgia have arrived in Thessaloniki as part of a pilot training program for educators from countries of the former Soviet Union. The Greek Diaspora teachers had the opportunity to learn about the activities...

Summer with a Greek Taste for Greek Diaspora Youth

Fifty young Greeks living abroad, aged 15 to 17, will arrive this summer in Greece to spend time in the distant homeland of their ancestors under a hospitality program launched by the Greek Ministry of Foreign Affairs. The young Greeks will...

Manos Hadjidakis’ Self-Written Biographical Text

A particularly interesting text written by Manos Hadjidakis entitled “First Person Biography” which he wrote in 1980 in Melbourne, was published in the Greek Diaspora newspaper Neos Kosmos, on the occasion of the 20th anniversary of the death of the...

New Democracy Won Lion's Share of Greek Diaspora EP Vote

Greece ’s leftist opposition party might have got biggest domestic share of the vote in the European Parliamentary elections, but Greek citizens resident around the European Union cast a different ballot. Conservative New Democracy won the diaspora vote, followed by the Coalition of Radical Left (SYRIZA), withhe Communist...

An Odd Bunch: Meet the Wealthy Hellenes of London

Some 18 hellenes in the UK are among the wealthiest people in the country. Some hail from Greece, most from Cyprus, but their combined fortune amounts to several billion pounds. Nevertheless, some of the wealthiest hellenes in the world are not so well-known outside the...

Greek-Australian Donates 1M to Greek University Program

The Greek Program at the University of La Trobe University in Melbourne, which is currently facing some financial problems, received a generous donation of more than one million U.S. dollars from a deceased member of the Greek Diaspora. The...

Greek Doctors Offered Tempting Salaries by Saudi Arabia

The Saudi Arabian state is offering huge salaries and tempting benefits to Greek doctors in order to staff hospital units in the country. A leading medical group in Saudi Arabia recently offered 100 positions to Greek physicians of all specializations. The...

$4.4bn Doha Metro Contract Awarded to Greek Aktor S.A.

Qatar Rail, the authority responsible to finish construction of the first phase of the Doha Metro in 2018, has awarded one of its largest rail contracts yet to a Greek-led consortium, the Athens-based company ELLACTOR announced on Thursday. ELLAKTOR said in...

Record Number of Greeks Attend Greek-Orthodox Churches of Australia

On the night of Easter, a record number of believers attended Greek-Orthodox Churches across Australia and mainly in Melbourne, the epicenter of the Greek Diaspora. With reverence and solemnity, Greek-Australians who attended mass at midnight on Holy Saturday, filled the...

A Greek Doctor Who Helped Immigrants in Australia

Georgios Sakellariou was a refugee and he never let himself forget it. He worked as a doctor well into old age providing the immigrants and refugees of Australia with his services. He was born in 1924 on the banks of...