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Thursday, May 18, 2017

Protests in Greece enter second day

Protesters took to the streets in Athens for the second day in a row. The country's parliament is set to vote on a new round of austerity measures that would cut incomes for another three years.


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Euro Tour

Check out a few highlights above and revel in the beautiful coastal scenery that makes Crete, GREECE one of the most beautiful SUP destinations in the ...


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Homemade Greek Yogurt Recipe

Eating yogurt has many benefits, and making your own using this homemade greek yogurt recipe can be a great way to get your yogurt. This fat-free recipe can be eaten twice a day to provide a great option for breakfast and a snack or whenever you feel the ...


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Life Deconstructed: When GREEK life turns into a horrible tragedy

A trillion years ago, when I attended a little vessel of academia called Penn State University, the GREEK life was an integral piece of the college ...


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Feta cheese is GREEK, but it's so much more

Good fresh feta, the classic GREEK cheese, should be moist and creamy when young. As it ages it becomes sharper and more complex with a clean, ...


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Forest bought by controversial GREEK Marinakis

London (AFP) – GREEK shipping magnate Evangelos Marinakis who is accused of match-fixing in Greece where he is the owner of giants Olympiakos ...


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More protests ahead of Greek austerity vote

… past seven years as successive Greek governments have slashed spending in … bailout installment. Without the funds, Greece would struggle to meet its … approved, would be imposed after Greece's current third bailout …


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Earth Matters: Crete: A beekeeper’s story

… height of spring in Crete, the largest Greek island. Crete is laid out … 1.5 million apiaries in Greece. Are honeybees threatened with mites … a naval officer. After the Greek economy faltered in the past …


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Club Med launches flash sale with up to 20% off all-inclusive trips in Dominican Republic, Cancun and Greece this summer

… with the Dominican Republic, Cancun, Greece and Italy just some of … Gregolimano, Greece Save £222 off a 7-night, all-inclusive stay in Greece, with … see the full offers on Greece . Prices and offers correct at …


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No more tax theft, Greeks chant

… as Greek lawmakers vote on the latest round of austerity measures Greece … as Greek lawmakers vote on the latest round of austerity Greece has … Greece. The cuts and tax hikes are part of agreements that Greek …


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Greek Marinakis buys Nottingham Forest

… is heading a consortium with Greek businessman Socrates Kominakis, denies all … the port of Piraeus in Greece, Evangelos Marinakis spoke confidently of … charges in Greece. He insists his remaining legal difficulties in Greece don …


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Greeks hit streets in protest at latest austerity measures

In return for agreeing to the new measures which come into effect next year, GREECE will receive a third financial bailout that Alexis Tsipras, the prime ...


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Large protests outside Greek parliement as MPs discuss 4th memorandum (photos)

Voting on memorandum to take place near midnight


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PAO-AEK 81-71 in Greek basketball semis

Greens leads series 2-1


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Huge general strike rocks Greece

A 24hr general strike was held in Greece on 17 May 2017, as well as the strike rallies and demonstrations of the All-worker’s Militant Front (PAME) in dozens of cities, against the measures which the coalition government of the “Left” party of SYRIZA ...


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English Club Nottingham Forest Bought by Olympiakos Owner Marinakis

LONDON (AP) — Vangelis Marinakis, the owner of Greek champion Olympiakos who has been investigated for match-fixing, has bought English club Nottingham Forest. Marinakis completed […] The post English Club Nottingham Forest Bought by Olympiakos Owner Marinakis appeared first on The National Herald.


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Rock Star Chris Cornell Dead at 52, Greek Wife in Shock

DETROIT — Rocker Chris Cornell, the lead singer of the bands Soundgarden and Audioslave, has died at age 52, police said Thursday. A medical examiner has […] The post Rock Star Chris Cornell Dead at 52, Greek Wife in Shock appeared first on The National Herald.


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U S House of Representatives Committee on Financi : Subcommittee Evaluates Lessons from the IMF's Bailout of Greece

The Monetary Policy and Trade Subcommittee held a hearing on Thursday to evaluate lessons from the International Monetary Fund's (IMF) bailout of Greece in 2010 and 2012. 'With Greece's economy again officially in recession and discussions underway for a ...


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Pensioners march ahead of Greek parliament vote on more austerity

Hundreds of pensioners braved torrential rain in Athens on Thursday morning to express their anger at the latest planned cuts to their incomes.


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Opa! Sunday’s Greek-Jewish Festival Promises Music, Food And Fun

New York’s Greek-Jewish community will spill out onto the streets of the Lower East Side this Sunday to join in the delicious fun of the third-annual Jewish Greek Festival. The event is organized by the Kehila Kedosha Janina Synagogue, the only Romaniote ...


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Greek police fire teargas at protesters outside parliament

ATHENS Greek police fired teargas at anti-austerity protesters rallying outside parliament in Athens on Thursday, as lawmakers debated spending cuts demanded by the country's international lenders in exchange for bailout funds. Protesters hurled petrol ...


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Chipotle of Greek food set to open on busy North Jersey highway

PARAMUS-- Shake Shack on Route 17 South is getting a neighbor. A Greek restaurant, called Eons Greek, is expected to have a soft opening on the Friday before Memorial Day, Chef George Georgiades said Thursday. The restaurant will be "fast casual," which ...


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17 Stunning Blue Flag Beaches in Greece

Located 24km east of Ierapetra on the southern coast of Crete, the beach of Lagoufa in Makrygialos has fine sand. In reality there are two beaches here, the first of which is in front of a large hotel (but which is accessible to all) with all of the ...


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Miami has a new ‘it’ place with celebrity sightings, Greek cuisine

The who: The Miami River channels the Greek Isles with Kiki on the River. A project by nightlife pro Roman Jones, former Philippe Chow Miami managing partner, Aris Nanos, hospitality executive Lee Lyon and envisioned by Mark Lehmkuhl of Ghosthouse Creative ...


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Tsipras asks Swiss President to release millions euros seized from Greeks’ accounts in Switzerland

Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras has asked Doris Leuthard, the President of Swiss Federation for the release of Greek assets in Switzerland. The amount totaling  30 million Swiss francs (27.5 million euros) was blocked by Swiss prosecutors in 2012, when the scandal of bribery involving Greek politicians broke out. Tsipras and Leuthard had a meeting … The post Tsipras asks Swiss President to release millions euros seized from Greeks’ accounts in Switzerland appeared first on Keep Talking Greece.


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Protests in Greece for 2nd day ahead of major austerity vote

Protesters took to the streets of central Athens for a second day as lawmakers prepared to vote on creditor-demanded measures that will impose additional income losses for many Greeks for another three years. About 4,000 supporters of a Communist party ...


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Lawmakers Want Turkey To Pay For D.C. Violence. But So Far It's U.S. Residents Facing Charges.

 WASHINGTON ― Washington officials want Turkey to pay a price for its presidential security detail’s alleged role in beating up anti-government protesters outside the Turkish ambassador’s residence on Tuesday.  On Thursday, Sens. John McCain (R-Ariz.) and Claire McCaskill (D-Mo.) said the Turkish ambassador should be asked to leave the U.S., and the day before, House Foreign Affairs Committee Chairman Rep. Ed Royce (R-Calif.) asked Attorney General Jeff Sessions and Secretary of State Rex Tillerson to explore bringing criminal charges against the men captured on video attacking demonstrators. “Agents of foreign governments should never be immune from prosecution for felonious behavior,” Royce wrote in a letter on Wednesday. There’s bipartisan agreement on the issue: Sen. Ben Cardin (D-Md.) and Rep. Seth Moulton (D-Mass.) have directly accused Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s team of a role in the violence, and Rep. Zoe Lofgren (D-Calif.) echoed Royce’s call in a statement. “If Erdo─čan bodyguards who participated in this attack have entered the country on diplomatic visas, those visas should be revoked right away,” she said. The State Department has reportedly summoned the Turkish ambassador for a meeting to discuss the clashes. But as of Thursday, the only two people facing consequences related to the incident are private citizens who have starkly different views of Erdogan. Jalal Kheirabadi, 42, a Kurdish American of Iranian descent who lives in Fairfax, Virginia, pleaded not guilty on Wednesday to assaulting a police officer. Necmi Ayten, 49, a Turkish Erdogan supporter who traveled from his home in Woodside, New York, to welcome the Turkish president, pleaded not guilty to assaulting a protester. Both men believe they were wrongfully arrested. Kheirabadi claims he was trying to defend himself from several men he believes were working for Erdogan. He says that a police officer got caught up in the scuffle. “Four people beating me, how can I recognize the people?” he said in an interview. Ayten claims he wasn’t even near the ambassador’s residence until after the clashes ended. He and his lawyer believe he was arrested by mistake and that cops were looking for a Turk to blame for the violence. “Any old Turk will do,” Gunay Evinch, his lawyer, said after the arraignment. A police report identified Ceren Borazan, 26, as the victim of an assault by Ayten. A Turkish Kurd who now lives in New Jersey, she told HuffPost she was attacked on Tuesday by multiple men she believes work for Erdogan. One attacker put her in a chokehold and ruptured a blood vessel in her eye, she said. Borazan added that as she ran towards cars looking for help she heard a man yelling “Bitch, it’s gonna be the end of your life,” in Turkish. “I swear I thought it was the end of my life,” she said. After looking at photographs of Ayten on Facebook, Borazan said she recognized him from the Tuesday clashes but was unsure whether he worked for Erdogan. Ayten says he doesn’t. Unnamed government officials told NBC News and the Wall Street Journal that they believe the Turkish president’s bodyguards were to blame for the incident, which injured at least nine civilians, as well as one police officer and two members of the Secret Service. U.S. authorities have not formally charged any member of the Turkish security detail for the violence, and in public, the Trump administration has avoided assigning blame. “Violence is never an appropriate response to free speech, and we support the rights of people everywhere to free expression and peaceful protest. We are communicating our concern to the Turkish government in the strongest possible terms,” Heather Nauert, the State Department spokeswoman, said in a Wednesday statement. The Metropolitan Police Department has said it is working with the State Department and Secret Service to find and hold accountable anyone involved in the altercation. Two people with knowledge of the case told the Washington Post that police are investigating Erdogan’s security team. But it is not clear whether U.S. officials will be able or willing to prosecute anyone on the Turkish president’s payroll. “Unless the bodyguards were clearly acting outside their bodyguard duties, they are probably immune from prosecution. While the specific facts of the incident… are important, they are similar to diplomatic drivers, who also enjoy immunity if, for instance they are involved in a traffic accident,” Hurst Hannum, an international law professor at Tufts University, wrote in a Wednesday email to HuffPost. “While this seems unfair to many people, U.S. diplomats and their staff enjoy exactly the same immunity in other countries.” The publicly available evidence also makes it difficult to pinpoint how the Tuesday afternoon violence began ― or to identify who is responsible. The incident took place after two separate rallies gathered outside the ambassador’s residence, one comprising Erdogan supporters and the other loud critics. The groups chanted slogans across from each other peacefully for nearly an hour. But things changed after black cars carrying Erdogan and his team arrived around 4 p.m. The president was attending an off-the-record session co-hosted by the U.S. think tank the Atlantic Council, which has cultivated controversial ties to Erdogan. In a Wednesday statement to HuffPost, Atlantic Council president Fred Kempe condemned the violence, which he said involved Turkish security, while defending the decision to privately host Erdogan. Video footage gathered by the protesters shows men in suits breaking through a protective line and beginning to kick and beat people holding Kurdish flags and placards as D.C. police and Secret Service officials tried to intervene. Anti-Erdogan protesters are convinced that the men in suits were Turkish bodyguards, and they believe Erdogan personally gave the order for the assault to begin. But pressed for evidence, they could not offer much. Several protesters who were roughed up cited the well-tailored suits worn by the other side and added that similar incidents occur regularly in Turkey. A Turkish Embassy statement Wednesday night accused the activists ― a mix of Kurds, Armenians, Greeks, Yazidis and others ― of ties with a Kurdish militant group called the PKK, which the U.S. and Turkey list as a terror organization. “The demonstrators began aggressively provoking Turkish-American citizens who had peacefully assembled to greet the President,” the statement reads. “The Turkish-Americans responded in self-defense and one of them was seriously injured. The violence and injuries were the result of this unpermitted, provocative demonstration.” It did not say the Turkish security detail had any role in the violence. The case is hardly closed, though. The investigative website Bellingcat has announced that it will try to identify those responsible using material available on social media. “While it is difficult to prove that some of the men in these tweets are indeed bodyguards or other types of Turkish security officials, some of them clearly were, as shown both in a close analysis of the video and in reports from U.S. officials,” its initial post on the issue reads. It notes that some of the men were wearing items like earpieces and lapel pins and noted their presence in previous recordings of Erdogan’s travels. Four international law experts told U.S. News & World Report on Wednesday that they believe D.C. police could charge Turkish officials if they gather sufficient evidence. And the congressional statements suggested an appetite among U.S. officials to lift immunity in this case if necessary. Such a prosecution could escalate the incident to the status of a major diplomatic crisis. The already shaky U.S.-Turkish alliance could grow weaker. With Washington supporting an armed Kurdish group called the YPG in Syria that is successfully fighting the so-called Islamic State, Erdogan has accused Washington of empowering the PKK, which has killed hundreds of Turks. Kurds, meanwhile, believe America has come to its senses, prioritizing its new partnership over an alliance with an increasingly repressive government. Both sides see moments like Erdogan’s visit as hugely important ― as either a chance for the U.S. to make amends or to push back against the Turkish leader. Outrage after Tuesday appears to have only strengthened the Washington consensus that Erdogan is a difficult authoritarian who should at best be tolerated. The Turkish leader has jailed scores of Kurdish opposition politicians and at least 81 journalists, prompting congressional complaints, and his security team was also involved in violence during an Erdogan visit last year. That’s welcome news for the U.S. citizens and residents who saw their peaceful protest turn into a bloody brawl. Mehmet Tankan, a green-card holder of Turkish origin who said seven men held and repeatedly punched him on Tuesday, told HuffPost he wants the U.S. to know that it cannot trust Erdogan and his team to respect the Constitution. He wants a tougher response than what he saw yesterday. “Don’t let them to come to this country again, they are criminals,” Tankan said. “I know my country, America, will stop them.” -- This feed and its contents are the property of The Huffington Post, and use is subject to our terms. It may be used for personal consumption, but may not be distributed on a website.


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Nottingham Forest takeover: Evangelos Marinakis buys club with EFL approval

… owned Greek champions Olympiakos since 2010Nottingham Forest have been bought by Greek … the port of Piraeus in Greece, Evangelos Marinakis spoke confidently of … charges in Greece. He insists his remaining legal difficulties in Greece don …


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'I have nothing to be afraid of as I have done nothing wrong'

… is heading a consortium with Greek businessman Socrates Kominakis, denies all … the port of Piraeus in Greece, Evangelos Marinakis spoke confidently of … charges in Greece. He insists his remaining legal difficulties in Greece don …


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The Greek island that tourism forgot

Greek islands are not all the same, I am glad to say. Apart from my various homes over the years, I have never spent more than three or four weeks at a stretch in any one place. Except on Skopelos, a not very well-known island in the Northern Sporades.


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Greece in Recession. Again.

Per recent data release, Greece is now back in an official recession, with 1Q 2017 growth coming in at -0.1%, following 4Q 2016 contraction of 1.2%. Worse, on seasonally-adjusted basis, Greek economy tanked 0.5% in 1Q 2017. The news shaved off some 0.9 ...


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Evangelos Marinakis completes Nottingham Forest takeover and denies match-fixing allegations

• Olympiakos owner was investigated by Uefa last year • Marinakis vows to return Forest to the Premier League New Nottingham Forest owner Evangelos Marinakis has denied accusations of match-fixing and insisted he intends to restore the two-time European Cup winners to the Premier League after his £50m takeover was completed on Thursday. Shipping magnate Marinakis, who also owns Greek champions Olympiakos, has passed the EFL’s owners’ and directors’ test and his NF Football Investments will now be permitted to purchase 100% of the club’s shares from the previous owner, Fawaz al-Hasawi. Continue reading...


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Greek Philologist Association blasts Ministry over proposed changes in Greek History lesson

The association accuses Institute for Education Policies of adopting an ideologically driven stance


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Norfolk Greek Festival underway

NORFOLK, Va. (WVEC) -- The annual Greek Festival is in full swing right now. It includes traditional Greek cuisine, entertainment, arts and crafts, and jewelry. The festival kicked off this morning. It runs through Sunday at the Annunciation Greek Orthodox ...


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Nottingham Forest confirm 100 per cent takeover by Greek consortium headed by Evangelos Marinakis

Nottingham Forest's drawn-out takeover by Greek shipping magnate and Olimpiacos owner Evangelos Marinakis has been completed after it was given the go-ahead by the Football League. Sportsmail revealed on Wednesday night that the EFL would give the 100 ...


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GREEK, Portuguese Bonds Lead Resurgence of Europe's Periphery

GREEK and Portuguese bonds are leading a revival of demand for peripheral European debt as investors turn sanguine on euro-zone risks and ...


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Bristol's newest kebab shop runs the risk of becoming a GREEK tragedy

Specialising in souvlaki - GREEK wraps - this is essentially a takeaway and the manager told me there were plans to use a delivery service, which ...


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GREEK senior citizens angered over austerity measures

However, in these past seven years of recession, it is GREEK pensioners who have seen their income shrink drastically. With new pension cuts of up to ...


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Peter Andre ogles two bare bums on GREEK holiday with wife Emily

PETER Andre has been caught ogling two women's bare bottoms while on holiday with wife Emily today – and he doesn't care who sees. However it's ...


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Chris Cornell: the GREEK god of grunge who blazed his own path

Like all great lead singers, Cornell's stage presence felt almost spiritual. He was like a GREEK god of grunge. More rock mythos than man – but with a ...


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Nottingham Forest takeover completed by controversial GREEK shipping magnate Evangelos ...

The controversial Olympiakos owner is facing accusations of match-fixing in his homeland but has passed the EFL's owners' and directors' test.


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Thomas Cook boosted by demand for GREEK holidays

Thomas Cook reported a 12 per cent rise in summer bookings this year, with Greece the “standout” destination, as the holiday market recovered after a ...


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Anti-austerity strikes cause disruption to flights in GREECE

Flights were grounded for several hours in GREECE yesterday as air traffic controllers joined a general strike over new austerity measures.


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Thomas Cook boosted by strong GREECE demand

Revenues at Thomas Cook rose 3 percent thanks to strong demand for winter holidays in GREECE and long-haul destinations, the tour operator said on ...


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GREECE picks Martin Czurda as new CEO at HFSF bank rescue fund

ATHENS May 18 GREECE picked Austrian banker Martin Czurda as the new Chief Executive of its bank bailout fund HFSF, an official at the Fund told ...


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Ancient Ornamental Stud Stolen from Pompeii; It was Part of “Pompeii and the Greeks” Exhibit

MILAN (AP) — Officials say an ancient ornamental bronze stud has been stolen from an exhibit inside the Pompeii archaeological site. The 6th century stud […] The post Ancient Ornamental Stud Stolen from Pompeii; It was Part of “Pompeii and the Greeks” Exhibit appeared first on The National Herald.


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LIVE: Hearing Entitled “Lessons from the IMF’s Bailout of Greece”, in D.C.

WASHINGTON – Financial Services Committee holds the hearing entitled “Lessons from the IMF’s Bailout of Greece”, in 2128 Rayburn HOB, Capitol Hill, Washington, D.C. About […] The post LIVE: Hearing Entitled “Lessons from the IMF’s Bailout of Greece”, in D.C. appeared first on The National Herald.


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Wilmington Greek Festival at St. Nicholas Church, May 19-20

WILMINGTON, NC — The Greek community of Wilmington shares its culture, faith and heritage this weekend at St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church. The 2017 Wilmington […] The post Wilmington Greek Festival at St. Nicholas Church, May 19-20 appeared first on The National Herald.


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Archbishop Demetrios Proclaims May 21 as AHEPA Sunday

WASHINGTON — His Eminence Archbishop Demetrios has proclaimed May 21, 2017 as “AHEPA Sunday” in the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America. The encyclical issued by […] The post Archbishop Demetrios Proclaims May 21 as AHEPA Sunday appeared first on The National Herald.


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Greek Philologists Criticize Education Ministry for Biased History Books

The Pan-Hellenic Association of Philologists (PEF) is criticizing the Ministry of Education and especially the Institute for Educational Policy (IEP), stressing that the new history books are biased and subjective. As the statement of PEF explains, the ...


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