Xanthi

Greek Medical Student Builds Rock Climbing Wall in Living Room

Refusing to succumb to laziness and indolence despite the nationwide coronavirus lockdown, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki medical student and avid rock climber Manthos Valsamidis transformed his home into an indoor rock climbing facility during the month of November. Valsamidis, a...

Man in Xanthi, Greece Tests Postive for Covid-19 After Initial Recovery

After four months of negative tests after recovering from an initial bout of Covid-19, a 45-year-old man in the Northern Greek city of Xanthi has tested positive for coronavirus once again. After testing positive for the virus in April and...

Greece on Alert after Increase of Coronavirus in Thrace Region

Greek health authorities are on high alert once again after 11 new cases of Covid-19 appeared in the Echinos community in the Xanthi Prefecture, an area in which the General Secretariat for Citizen Protection imposed a curfew and restrictions on...

Greece Quarantines Northern Village After Spike in Covid-19 Cases

Greek authorities on Thursday ordered a village near the city of Xanthi, in northeast Greece, into quarantine after a spike in the number of coronavirus cases there. Greece's General Secretariat for Civil Protection announced restrictions in the broader region after...

PM Mitsotakis Announces FIFA-UEFA Memorandum for Greek Football

Speaking before the Greek Parliament on Thursday evening, PM Kyriakos Mitsotakis announced that his administration will seek an agreement with the international and European governing bodies of football to address issues with the country's troubled Superleague. Greece aims to draft...

Parliament Approves Amendment Sparing PAOK and Xanthi From Relegation

The Greek Parliament on Wednesday approved a last-minute amendment introduced by the government which spares Greece's football champion PAOK and Xanthi FC from being relegated down from the Superleague. The government's amendment garnered 156 positive votes, while 90 MPs voted...

Political Turmoil Follows Suggestion of PAOK and Xanthi Relegation

Government spokesperson Stelios Petsas announced on Tuesday that following orders of Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis, MEP Theodoros Zagorakis will be expelled from the European Parliament caucus of the New Democracy party. The announcement came as the latest episode in a...

Greek Super League Champion PAOK Threatened with Relegation

Greece's Professional Sports Committee announced on Monday that the football teams of PAOK and Xanthi must be excluded from the Superleague, the country's top football league. The shocking announcement was made because, according to the Committee, the team of PAOK...

Forty-one Migrants Found Crammed in Truck in Xanthi, Greece in Routine Inspection

A tragedy similar to what happened a few days ago in Essex, England, where 39 migrants from Asia were found dead in a truck, was avoided at the last minute in Xanthi, Greece on Monday morning. Following a routine police...

Who is Responsible for Letting Turkey Influence Greek Muslim Minority in Thrace?

This editorial was published in Hellas Journal in Greek by Nikos Meletis The Greek State is perpetuating the mistake of allowing Turkey to use the Greek Muslim minority in Thrace for irredentist and expansionist purposes. The Greek Muslims were used once...