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Greeks Cut Down on Drinking: Alcohol Consumption Drop Highest in EU

Greeks drastically cut down on alcohol consumption during the 2010 to 2019 decade, the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) said in a report released on Monday. Greece ranks in the penultimate position of the European list, exhibiting the...

The Greeks of Bogota, Colombia

Bogota, the capital of Colombia and a sprawling mega-city of almost ten million inhabitants, is home to a grand total of approximately 150 Greeks. However, most have become successful entrepreneurs in the food industry, adding a Greek touch to the...

Kokorec: Turkish Word, Greek Creation?

Turkey and Greece have been in an ongoing conflict about the origin of certain foods for decades, anad each side claims several dishes as their own. Recently, the Turkish newspaper Al Aksam published an article on its front page regarding...

US Midterm Elections: The Greeks and Philhellenes That Won

A number of significant victories were achieved by Greeks and philhellenes in this year's U.S. midterm elections. Among those who were elected or re-elected in the US Parliament and Congress were Alexi Giannoulias, Eleni Kounalakis, Nicole Malliotakis, John Sarbanes, Gus...

Greeks Shy Away From Exercise, Sports European Survey Finds

About eighty percent of Greeks do not routinely exercise or play any kind of sport, and fifty-three percent admit to not even participating in physical activity such as cycling, dance classes, or gardening, according to a recent Eurobarometer poll. In...

Greeks and Serbs, the Silent Partners in the Russian and Austrian Empires

Greeks and Serbs formed key ethnic elements in the Russian and particularly the Austrian empires which were multiethnic. History favors the headlines rather than the fine print. Not unlike social media today, what is usually remembered are the posts and...

Jews, Armenians, and Greeks Commemorate Genocide of Christians by Turkey

The Jewish, Armenian, and Greek Communities of Western Pennsylvania are holding a historic first meeting to commemorate the genocide of Christians in Anatolia, the Pontus, and Asia Minor in general. This is the first time ever that the three communities...

The Mystery of the Greek Skeletons Found in an Indian Lake

Researchers have determined that skeletons found at India's Roopkund Lake belonged to Greeks who visited the site in the 1800s.

Greek Culture Through the Eyes of a Philhellene in Argentina

Bianca Pierce, a young woman from Argentina, is committed to keeping Greek culture alive in her country. By Bianca Pierce I think I have written and erased this text about three hundred times since it is difficult for me to put...

Don’t Tell the Italians—It was Greeks Who Invented Pizza

Pizza, the delicious flat bread that comes out of the oven topped with melted cheese and other yummy ingredients.