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Greece Bids Farewell to Former French President Valery Giscard d’Estaing

Former president of France Valery Giscard d'Estaing passed away on Wednesday at the age of 94, with Greece bidding farewell to a great philhellene and supporter. Giscard d'Estaing, who was the president of France from 1974 to 1981, had a...

Former First Lady of Greece Amalia Megapanou Dies at 91

Amalia Megapanou, the former wife of the late Greek statesman Konstantinos Karamanlis, has died at 91 years of age. Born in Athens in 1929, she was the daughter of Anastasios Kanellopoulos and the niece of politician Panagiotis Kanellopoulos. She married Karamanlis...

Konstantinos Karamanlis' Contribution to the Modernization of Greece

When King Paul entrusted Konstantinos Karamanlis to form a government on October 5, 1955 after the death of Prime Minister Alexandros Papagos, one of Greece's greatest modern national leaders made his first appearance on the national stage. He was...

Macedonia: The Story of a 26-year-old Name Dispute Between Greece and FYROM

The thorny issue of the name of Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia (FYROM) has generated new tensions in Greek Parliament as the government appears ambivalent over the use of the word "Macedonia" in the name. Junior coalition partners Independent Greeks,...

Flashback to 1974: The Day New Democracy was Born (video)

On October 4, 1974 Konstantinos Karamanlis founded New Democracy (ND). The founding declaration was signed by himself alone. The party that triumphed with 54.37% and 220 seats in the elections that followed a month later on November 17, was his...

The History of U.S. Presidents Visiting Greece

The arrival of Barack Obama in Greece on Tuesday marks the fourth visit of a U.S. President in the country, 17 years away since the last one. Dwight D. Eisenhower was the first American President who visited Greece. Eisenhower came...

Former Greek King Constantine Would Return to Throne if People Wanted Him

Former king of Greece, Constantine, said he is not interested in entering Greek politics because he doesn't know anything about politics. He refuses to apologize for the coup in Greece because he was not aware that a move for...

New Democracy to Form Alliances With Pro-European Forces Even After a Clear Victory

Greek Prime Minister and New Democracy President Antonis Samaras, during his yesterday's campaign meeting in Peristeri, Athens, said that, on January 25, Greeks are not called to decide which party they want to rule the country but which Greece...

“Greek Wine” Austrian Performer Dies in Switzerland

Udo Jurgens, a great Austrian musician, died on Sunday, December 21, at the age of 80. “He was a great Austrian who wrote music history and expressed people’s feelings and hopes,” said Austria's Federal President, Heinz Fischer, in an...