Greek Diaspora

Greek Government Creates Bipartisan Committee Over Greek Diaspora Vote

Greece's Ministry of the Interior will soon establish a bipartisan committee to discuss the technicalities of the bill which aims to grant suffrage rights to Greeks who live abroad  so that they can vote from their place of residence. Minister...

Greek PM Mitsotakis to Meet With Opposition Leaders Ahead of Crucial Diaspora Vote Bill

The office of Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis has contacted the leaders of each parliamentary party in order to arrange face-to-face meetings this week to discuss the specifics of the upcoming bill regarding the Greek Diaspora vote. The Greek government has...

Greeks of Egypt Honor Fallen Heroes

The Greek community of Egypt honored the Greek soldiers who fell in El Alamein, during the ferocious battle against the Axis powers in the Second World War, in a ceremony on Saturday. Officials from Greece and Egypt laid wreaths at...

New School Year for 54 Greek Students in Alexandria, Egypt

The new school year has begun for fifty-four Greek students in Egypt’s Alexandria. Pratsikeio Primary School and Averofeio High School are the only remaining Greek schools in a city that was established nearly 2,300 years ago by Alexander the Great. The...

Antonio Taquis: A Greek in Panama

The first Greeks went to Panama in the late 1800's, many due to the construction of the French Canal. There were just a few families at the time, and they stuck together. As time went on, more Greek immigrants who...

Greek-Speaking Volunteers Sought to Spend Time with Greek Seniors

A Melbourne-based group is looking for Greek-speaking volunteers to spend time with elderly Greeks. The importance of speaking in their native language is believed to have a positive impact on the elderly. The organization, MiCare, has set up the Community and...

New Website Helps Greeks Abroad Deal with Greece's Bureaucracy

As they met with fellow Greeks from abroad, two business partners -- Stefanos Vamvakaris and Panagiotis Markos -- saw the increasing need for an online service to help overseas Greeks deal with red tape. The idea first came to them...

Tsipras Vows to Give Some Greeks Abroad the Vote

Greece's Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras signaled that he is partly prepared to heed to opposition calls to allow Greeks residing abroad to vote in parliamentary elections. Speaking in parliament on Friday, Tsipras pledged that his government will put forward legislation...

Opposition Leader Wants Votes for Greeks Abroad

Greece's main opposition leader Kyriakos Mitsotakis has called on the SYRIZA-led government to legislate for the Greek diaspora to vote in general elections. In an interview to Sunday's edition of the To Vima newspaper, the leader of conservative New Democracy party...

New Book Examines Greek Diaspora's Benefaction Work

Greeks abroad have been in the vanguard of helping and supporting communities in the homeland before, during and after the creation of the modern Greek state, a new book argues. Panteion University professor Matoula Tomara-Sideris in her new book --...