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Date of New Democracy Presidential Elections Still Uncertain as Party Sues Software Company

New Democracy, Greece's main political opposition has yet to decided when it will go ahead with its postponed presidential elections. The party's parliamentary group convened today, ahead of the discussion of the yearly budget in the Greek parliament. New Democracy's interim president Yiannis...

Greece's Struggle Presented With the Help of Playmobils

Greek writer Nikos Papadopoulos started playing around with his young sons toys in 2013. “We were pretending to go to bed using Playmobil – and it gave me the idea to recreate scenes not only about home life, but...

Tsipras Is the Absolute Master of the Game of Greek Politics…..for Now

The election process that was just completed was the most absurd in Greece's modern political history. The party leaders who participated knew that there was a very hot potato waiting for them after the ballot . At the same...

What the New Leader of Greece can Learn from Broadway Hip Hop Musical 'Hamilton'

*By William E Nelson What do the new Broadway hip-hop musical “Hamilton” and Greece’s debt crisis have in common? A great deal, actually. “Hamilton,” which opened on August 6th, celebrates the life and public career of one of America's greatest statesmen,...

Greek-Canadians Feel Optimistic After ‘No’ Vote

Greek-Canadian community members watched the referendum results on television, hoping that the Greek people’s celebrations will not turn into a living nightmare. They believe that Greece should stay in the Eurozone because that would not only benefit the country,...

A Celebration of Melina Mercouri on International Women’s Day

On International Women’s Day, the 33rd Greek Festival of Sydney celebrates the life and political pursuits of a truly spectacular woman, Melina Mercouri. In a speech by Dr. Panayota Nazou, Mercouri’s political reincarnation will be explored and discussed. Melina Mercouri’s...

UK Royal Mint: Greeks Buying Gold Due to Political Instability

The demand for gold coins has increased significantly in Greece over the last three months, as Greek investors are looking for a “safe haven” in light of the country’s political instability, notes the British Royal Mint. According to Bloomberg, the...

Cypriot Customs Confiscates 500,000 Euros from Greek Businessman

Custom authorities in Cyprus confiscated half a million euros from a Greek businessman who attempted to fly the money back to Greece when Cypriot banks refused to let him deposit it. Reuters reports that the businessman had arrived in the...

Greek-Canadians Watching the Developments in Greece

Greek-Canadians are following the developments in Greece with great interest through radio broadcasts and social networks after the January 25 national election, exchanging their views regarding the country's future under a new government. Others believe that a new era...

Fitch Lowers Greece Credit Outlook to 'Negative'

The Global rating agency, Fitch Ratings downgraded Greece 's credit outlook to negative from stable, on Friday, January 16, due to the rising political uncertainty, in light of the January 25 elections. However, the agency kept the country's credit rating unchanged at 'B,'...