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Greece Slams Germany for Not Agreeing to Tough Sanctions Against Turkey

Germany is not standing up to its leadership role in the European Union when it rejects Athens' call for an arms embargo to be imposed on Turkey, Greek Foreign Affairs Minister Nikos Dendias said in an interview with Politico...

AHEPA Congratulates President-Elect Joe Biden On Historic Victory

The American Hellenic Educational Progressive Association (AHEPA) congratulated President-elect Joe Biden and Vice President-elect Kamala Harris on their historic victory in a statement on Sunday. George G. Horiates, Supreme President of AHEPA, said in the statement: "We congratulate President-elect Joseph...

Republicans in Greece Confident Greek-Americans will Give Thumbs-Up to Trump

"The Greek-American community, either in Greece or in the USA, is voting massively Republican," the Chairman of the Hellenic chapter of the group Republicans Overseas, Jonathan Constantine, tells Greek Reporter just three weeks ahead of the election. "Greek-Americans in Greece...

Tommy Lee: If Trump Wins, ‘I’ll Go Back To Greece’

It appears Motley Crue drummer Tommy Lee has had enough of President Trump. In a recent interview with British newspaper "The Big Issue", Lee expressed his frustration with current US politics, saying that if Trump wins, he'll "go back...

Controversy Over Greek-style Club on Australia’s Bondi Beach

Australia's iconic Bondi Beach has made headlines for a proposed Greek-style beachside club, the first step into privatizing Sydney's beaches. Currently under review by the Waverly Council, the Amalfi Beach Club has proposed sectioning off 30-40 meters (98 to...

Post American Schadenfreude: The End of the USA As We Know It?

Cultures have long understood man’s very real capacity for taking pleasure in another’s misfortune. The Greeks described epichairekakia (epi, over, chairo, rejoice, kakia, disgrace). The Romans spoke of malevolentia.  In Mandarin there is xìng‑zāi‑lè‑huò.  But the most vivid and visceral term is German’s...

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...