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Mayor of Overcrowded Mykonos Pleas for Additional Police Officers

Mykonos is flooded with tourists each and every summer -- and although this is expected, there are still not enough police officers to handle the overwhelming crowds. The situation has come to such a head that Mayor Dimitris Tzanos...

First Ever Jewish Mayor Elected in Greece

A Jewish candidate has been elected on Sunday mayor of Ioannina, the main city in the region of Epirus, making him the first Greek-Jewish mayor in the country. Running as an independent Moisis Elisaf won 50.3 percent of the vote...

Kostas Bakoyannis Elected New Mayor of Athens

Kostas Bakoyannis, the candidate officially supported by Greek opposition party New Democracy, won the race to become Athens' new mayor in the second round of the local and regional elections which took place on Sunday. According to preliminary results and...

New Interim Mayor of Athens Elected After Kaminis Resignation

George Broulias was elected on Wednesday afternoon as Athens' new interim mayor, following the resignation of George Kaminis several days ago. Broulias was elected by Kaminis' municipal group with eighteen votes from the city's local council; Epameinondas Lamprakakis, the president...

Local Businessmen Demand Full Reopening of Zante's Iconic Navagio Beach

Local businessmen from the Ionian island of Zante (Zakynthos) are demanding the full reopening of the iconic Navagio Beach, which has remained closed since last year over safety concerns. Pavlos Kolokotsas, the mayor of the island, is under increasing pressure from...

Meet the Greek-Tasmanian Mayor (and his Cypriot Deputy)

The town of Burnie in Tasmania, population 20,000, can claim that is the only city outside Greece and Cyprus that is run by a Greek mayor and a Cypriot deputy. Following the October council elections, Steven Kons was elected mayor and...

Germany Gets First Greek Mayor

Dimitris Axourgos, from Ioannina in north-western Greece has become the first Greek to become a mayor in Germany. The 35-year-old teacher, an official candidate for the Social Democrats (SPD) won last Sunday's local elections held in the town of Schwerte...

Greek Australian Mayor Kris Pavlidis Vows to Increase Women’s Role in Politics

Newly-elected Whittlesea mayor Kris Pavlidis has pledged to encourage young people and women to get involved in politics. In an interview with Greek Australian newspaper Neos Kosmos, Pavlidis emphasized her commitment to "gender balance and equity through the creation of...

Meet Dimitra Kleisari: The 24 Year-old Greek Woman Elected Mayor of Stonington

The new mayor of the municipally of Stonington in Victoria, Australia is 24-year-old Greek-Australian Dimitra Kleisari. She will be governing over the municipality of Stonington which is made up of 110,000 constituents and makes up eight different regions of the Eastern District...

Mayor of Volos Suspended from Duty

Businessman and mayor of Volos-Greece, Achilleas Beos, has been officially suspended from his duties, as he is due to stand trial for allegedly being part of a ring that fixed soccer matches when he was the chairman of the...