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April 23, 2010: Ten Years Since the Official Beginning of the Greek Financial Crisis

It was a day much like this on April 23, 2010, when the then-Prime Minister of Greece George Papandreou announced from picturesque Castellorizo Island that Greece would officially ask for financial assistance from its fellow Eurozone member-states as the...

PM Mitsotakis Reiterates Greece Will Overcome the Coronavirus Crisis

Speaking with Greece's Kathimerini newspaper on Saturday, Greece's Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis expressed his belief that Greece will overcome the coronavirus crisis. Mitsotakis admitted that 2020 will be a year of recession for the Greek economy, but stated that 2021...

Former Greek Government Minister Giannos Papantoniou to be Released From Prison

Former prominent Greek politician and government minister Giannos Papantoniou is set to be released from prison after spending seventeen months incarcerated there. Papantoniou was found guilty of money laundering, a charge that he continues to deny. The Judicial Council of the...

German MPs Urge EU to Transfer Refugee Children Amid Pandemic Fears

Approximately fifty German Christian Democrat MPs from the ruling CDU party recently urged Ursula von der Leyen, the President of the European Commission, to transfer the thousands of refugee and migrant children currently in Greek camps to other EU-member states. ''Given...

We Won't Let Fear Win, President Sakellaropoulou Declares in Rare Address to the Nation

President of the Hellenic Republic Katerina Sakellaropoulou made her first address to the nation on Tuesday afternoon, on the occasion of the celebration of the country's 199th anniversary of the Greek War of Independence, as well as the situation regarding...

Coronavirus Outbreak: China Offers 50,000 Masks to Greece

The Ambassador of the People's Republic of China Zhang Qiyue offered 50,000 medical masks to Greece on behalf of the people of China on Wednesday morning. Greek Health Minister Vassilis Kikilias went to the Chinese Embassy in Athens to receive...

World Leaders Congratulate New Greek President Katerina Sakellaropoulou

Leaders from around the world have been sending congratulatory letters and messages to the new President of the Hellenic Republic, Katerina Sakellaropoulou, over the last few days. In his letter to President Sakellaropoulou, US President Donald Trump said ''Relations between...

Former Speaker of the House Filippos Petsalnikos Dies at 70

One of Greece's most prominent politicians and former Speaker of the House, Filippos Petsalnikos died on Friday at the age of 70. There is still no official information about the reason for his death, but he had reportedly been facing...

Plagues Follow Bad Leadership in Ancient Greek Tales

By Joel Christensen* In the fifth century BC, the playwright Sophocles began “Oedipus Tyrannos” with the title character struggling to identify the cause of a plague striking his city of Thebes. (Spoiler alert: It’s his own bad leadership.) As someone who...

Ex-Premier Tsipras Slams Turkey's Erdogan, Declares Greeks Are United as One

Following the escalation of Turkish provocations on Wednesday, Greece's main Opposition SYRIZA party and its leader, Alexis Tsipras, issued two separate statements with stark warnings against Ankara and its behavior. ''The latest incidents constitute an unprecedented and dangerous escalation,'' Tsipras...