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Thursday, January 31, 2019

Galatasaray sign Mitroglou on loan from Marseille

GREECE striker Konstantinos Mitroglou joined Galatasaray on an 18-month loan deal from French side Olympique de Marseille on the final day of the ...


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Local startups attracting investments

The GREEK startup ecosystem has been showing signs of maturity in recent years, as a number of investors have chosen to contribute funds toward the ...


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Konstantinos Mitroglou Goes on Loan from Marseille to Galatasaray

MARSEILLE – Greece international striker Konstantinos Mitroglou has been loaned from Marseille to Turkish football powerhouse Galatasaray for 18 months. The normally prolific striker had […] The post Konstantinos Mitroglou Goes on Loan from Marseille to Galatasaray appeared first on The National Herald.


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An American War Correspondent at the Greco-Turkish War of 1897

ATHENS –  The “Logos 6” Event  continues at the National Library of Greece located at the Stavros Niarchos Cultural Foundation Center. On Thursday, 7 February […] The post An American War Correspondent at the Greco-Turkish War of 1897 appeared first on The National Herald.


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Eurovision 2019: Which will be the Greek entry to perform in semi-finals on May 14?

The announcement of Greece’s representative in the Eurovision Song Contest for this year was to have taken place on January 31.The Greek State and Television Network (ERT), however, has delayed ...


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IMIA 31/01/1996: One document & one photo encapsulate the Greek morale during the crisis (photos)

Heartbeats before war!


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Wiki Loves Monuments

The Wikimedia Community User Group GREECE and the Goethe Institute have put together an exhibition of photographs from Wiki Loves Monuments ...


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EIB support for identity documents printer

The printing of secure identity documents in GREECE will be expanded following the agreement of a new 11 million-euro 10-year loan with the ...


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Outrage after British Museum director says theft of Parthenon Marbles was a ‘creative act’

[Preview] The British Museum is making headlines again after its director Hartwig Fischer sparked backlash for suggesting that the removal of the Elgin Marbles from Greece in the 1800s was a “creative act” and that they won’t be returned. Read Full Article at RT.com


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Examining GREEK Life After TKE Controversy At UNR

To learn more about state of GREEK life organizations across the nation, KUNR's Paolo Zialcita spoke with Alexandra Robbins, author of Fraternity: An ...


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Greek tennis star Stefanos Tsitsipas makes bizarre 'naked' social media post

Greek tennis star Stefanos Tsitsipas got his fans talking after a bizarre social media post went viral overnight. The Australian Open semi-finalist took to Twitter to share a photograph of himself ...


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18 people die from flu in Greece, 12 in a single January week

Eighteen people lost their lives in Greece  due to complications caused from the flu. Alone in the week January 21-27, a total of twelve people died, the Greek Center for Disease Control and Prevention KEELPNO announced on Thursday. The victims of the flu included 14 men and four women, spanning an age range from 25-90 … The post 18 people die from flu in Greece, 12 in a single January week appeared first on Keep Talking Greece.


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ANEL Party Set To Lose Parliamentary-Caucus Status

In this case, that would be Terence Quick, the deputy foreign minister of GREECE, who has already left the ANEL party due to his support for the Prespa ...


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New Democracy Holds Huge Lead Over SYRIZA in European Elections

The data is not the result of a new poll but represents an average of several national polls which took place across GREECE during the month of ...


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GB v GREECE in the Federation Cup

Matches taking place at the University of Bath; Eight teams taking part; two groups playing round robins; GB are in Group A along with Slovenia (06 ...


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The Milwaukee-to-GREECE basketball connection remains strong with former Oak Creek, UWM ...

Finally, Milwaukee has returned the favor to our friends across the Atlantic Ocean in GREECE with a talented local basketball product. Steph Kostowicz ...


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Xronia Polla Helena Paparizou, who turns 37 today

One of the most loved Swedish-born GREEK singer, songwriter and television personality, Helena Paparizou was born on January 31, 1982.


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Reuniting the Parthenon marbles is nothing to do with nationalism

ALEXI KAYE CAMPBELL responds to Jonathan Jones’s article on the British Museum director’s claim that the marbles’ removal from Greece in the 19th century could be seen as ‘a creative act’. Plus letters from PIERRE MAKHLOUF and JOHN AK HUNTLEY As a member of the British Committee for the Reunification of the Parthenon Marbles who recently argued (and happily won) against Jonathan Jones at the UCL debate which he mentions in his recent article (Let’s not lose our marbles over the British Museum boss’s remarks, 29 January), I presumptuously assume I am included in his description of “the passionate proponents of Greece’s claim”. He goes on to say that people such as myself “need to explain how their argument differs from any other variety of nationalist populism”. I thought I had done just that at UCL, but I shall do so again in case he missed my point. On that evening, I had made the distinction between patriotism and nationalism, and had alluded to how I believe nationalism is what happens when patriotism is thwarted or humiliated. I had said that as a relatively new modern state, albeit with an extraordinary ancient heritage, Greece’s need to forge its contemporary identity after hundreds of years of occupation, cultural evisceration and adversity, often has to look to its glorious ancient history and achievements for confidence and pride. So there is some symbolism in its wish to see the marbles reunited with the monument from which they had been taken when Greece was under Ottoman occupation, there is little doubt of that. Continue reading...


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Narrative of Greek 'success story' now trumping creditors' strict 'enhanced supervision' regime

The Tsipras government’s unilateral decision this week to increase the minimum monthly wage scale by 11 percent – something repeatedly promised over the recent period – reportedly generated a certain ...


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Greece’s online gambling revenue on pace for record 2018

Greece’s online gambling operators are making the government a lot fatter than their land-based casino counterparts, according to new official statistics. Figures released this week showed ...


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Twelve Greek People Die From Influenza in the Past Week

An outbreak of influenza, commonly known as the winter flu, has killed 12 people across the country in just one week, Greek public health authorities revealed on Thursday. New data from the Greek ...


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Lefka Ori: Crete’s snowy mountains sprinkled with Sahara Dust

The famous White Mountains on Crete, the Lefka Ori, turned into a huge cake with whipped cream and velvet sugar sprinkles. It was the orange particles of Sahara Dust from North Africa that sat on the snow and created this landscape. The picture was shot in Chania Prefecture on Tuesday, Jan 29, 2019. Speaking to … The post Lefka Ori: Crete’s snowy mountains sprinkled with Sahara Dust appeared first on Keep Talking Greece.


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GREEK shipowners lead global chart of shipyard orders

GREEK shipowners raised the number of contracts with shipyards around the world by a remarkable 75.5 percent on an annual basis last year to ...


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GREEK Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras to visit Turkey next week

Greece's Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras will pay a two-day official visit to Turkey on Feb. 5 to 6, a GREEK official said on Thursday. Tsipras' visit will come ...


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WAKE UP, VASSILIS Comes To The National Theatre Of Greece Through 2/3

WAKE UP, VASSILIS, which opened Oct. 19 at the National Theatre of Greece, is now running through Feb. 3. Dimitris Psathas's caustic socio-political critique of the game that money plays with every id...


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Changing Names: For North Macedonia, it's Not Over Yet

Encouragingly, the centre-right opposition in GREECE is changing tack. Kyriakos Mitsotakis, the leader of New Democracy, ND, and scion of the ...


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NATO chief: China must treat arrested Canadians fairly

It will see the former Yugoslav republic renamed North Macedonia, and in return GREECE is to drop its objections to the country joining NATO and ...


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FYROM to Change Signs to “North Macedonia”

The change will occur as soon as GREECE ratifies FYROM's NATO accession protocol, which is expected to happen sometime in early February.


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Erdogan is upgrading Tsipra's visit to Turkey

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has upgraded the visit of Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras to TurkeyThe Turkish President has decided to upgrade the visit of the Gre


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Italian Group Cerved Acquires Eurobank Property Services S.A. in Greece

ATHENS – Italian group Cerved, a leader in credit risk and management of non-performing loans, on Thursday announced that it has reached a binding agreement […] The post Italian Group Cerved Acquires Eurobank Property Services S.A. in Greece appeared first on The National Herald.


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GREEK Online Market Swells In 2018, Leaving Land-Based Casinos Trailing

Greece's online gambling market continued its strong run into the last month of 2018, netting gross revenues in 11 months nearly a third higher than ...


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3 things to know about Antigone: Entertainment Inc! Brings Greek tragedy to the stage

1. Antigone is a Greek tragedy written by ancient playwright Sophocles. The story centers around Antigone, a young girl who has just lost her father. In an attempt to prevent her brothers from fulfill...


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The Rise of Organic Olive Oil in Greece

Small-scale Greek producers are taking a gamble that the risk of investing in organic olive oil production will pay off. Some say Greece has the ideal conditions in which to do so. For Greek consumers ...


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US Embassy Offers Ten Scholarships for GREEKS to Study in the US

The U.S. Embassy in Athens announced on Wednesday the launch of a new program which will give the chance to ten GREEK students to travel to the ...


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Greece breaks historical record with 33million tourists in 2018

The year 2018 ended with a new historical record for Greek tourism, with 33 million international arrivals and revenues of more than 16 billion euros, Tourism Minister Elena Kountoura said  in an interview with Alpha TV. € The minister stressed the enormous contribution of tourism as a whole to the Greek economy, which affected all … The post Greece breaks historical record with 33million tourists in 2018 appeared first on Keep Talking Greece.


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Eurozone Growth Slows Sharply to 1.8% in 2018

Growth in the eurozone slowed sharply to 1.8 percent in 2018, data showed Thursday, as a recovery ran out of steam on worries over the US-China trade war and Brexit, reports AFP.  The economy expanded by a comparatively booming 2.4 percent in 2017. The dampened outlook is a huge disappointment to policy-makers as growth in the eurozone had until recently been regarded as one of the strongest engines of the global economy. This came as economic growth in the eurozone hit a weak 0.2 percent in the October to December period, the same as the previous quarter, the Eurostat agency said. The sluggish end of year for the eurozone comes a little surprise after the IMF and European Central Bank already warned last week of dark clouds over the economy in Europe. Feeding into fears is that the slowdown is in part coming from Germany, the pillar of the European economy. That was not the case duing the debt crisis, when Greece, Spain, Portugal and Italy were the laggards of the eurozone. Only the Italian economy still an active concern, as clashes between the populist-led government in Rome and Brussels has seen Italy tip into recession. The International Monetary Fund lowered its growth forecast for the eurozone in 2019 to 1.6 percent, compared to 1.9 percent previously. Eurostat also said that, in December, the unemployment rate in the 19 countries that use the single currency remained stable at 7.9 percent, the same a November.


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Greece to ratify Macedonia's NATO accession in 'coming days'

Greece will bring Macedonia's NATO accession agreement to parliament for ratification "in the coming days," the government spokesman said Thursday, which will bring into effect the change of the ...


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Chris Hemsworth looks like a GREEK God on Men's Health

It's just not fair. WATCH CHRIS HEMSWORTH LOOK THE GOODS IN THIS MONTH'S MEN'S HEALTH: Chris Hemsworth looks like a GREEK God on ...


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Grant Thornton Names Greek-American Executive to Audit Quality Advisory Council

CHICAGO (BUSINESS WIRE) – As part of its continued commitment to ‘quality without question,’ Grant Thornton LLP has named three executives to the firm’s Audit […] The post Grant Thornton Names Greek-American Executive to Audit Quality Advisory Council appeared first on The National Herald.


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Greek Parliament to Ratify FYROM’s NATO Accession

ATHENS (AP) — Greece’s government says it will bring the NATO accession agreement for FYROM to parliament for ratification “in the coming days.” Officials will […] The post Greek Parliament to Ratify FYROM’s NATO Accession appeared first on The National Herald.


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Enthusiasm, Poems & Dances at Greek Letters Celebration in Boston

BOSTON – The Greek Letters celebration in Boston which took place with enthusiasm, poems, dances, speeches, and greetings from the pupils of the Greek Schools […] The post Enthusiasm, Poems & Dances at Greek Letters Celebration in Boston appeared first on The National Herald.


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Statements by Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs, Alexis Tsipras, following the proceedings of the 5th Southern EU Countries Summit (Nicosia, 29 January 2019)

"I would like to thank the President of the Republic of Cyprus, President and friend Nikos Anastasiadis, for his hospitality. I would also of course like to thank Emmanuel, as well as all my colleagues who said very kind words at this Summit regarding Europe’s significant success -this is how I see it- which is not limited to Greece and North Macedonia, with respect to the settlement of an outstanding dispute. Let me say that, as far as I am concerned, the most important thing today, and the most important piece of news is that we found ourselves together again, all seven of us, after almost a whole year. And even more importantly, I would say, is that the south of Europe is meeting at the South-easternmost corner of Europe, in Cyprus. And we are sending a message of unity and determination, despite any differences that we may have - and we do have political differences - to defend fundamental European values, to defend the prospect of European integration, but to also defend International Law and to play a catalytic role in the near future, both in the developments that concern Europe itself as well as in regional developments. There is no doubt that the countries of the European south recently experienced, in a harsh way, the most significant crises that the European Union has been through; both the economic crisis as well as the refugee and migrant crisis. Consequently, we have yet another reason, also based on the experience we have gained, to fight together and address regional inequalities within the European Union in a prospect of social convergence and convergence between countries, Member-States. But, of course, we also have every reason to wish for the migrant crisis to be handled through the prism of the principle of solidarity and sharing of responsibility, and not through a view that wants each of us to handle problems alone, especially when these problems do not concern each of us separately but pertain to the European Union as a whole. I firmly believe that the countries of the European south, especially during a period when the logic of isolationism prevails, the logic of national entrenchment, in an era when racism and xenophobia are becoming leading political discourse, can also send a message deriving from their tradition and culture as well as their different visualisation of the future. Let's send a message of cooperation and a message that European solutions do exist to all the problems we face. I would like to elaborate a bit on the issue of the migrant crisis. This perhaps took up the greatest amount of time during our discussion. We stressed the need for Europe to obtain a new common European system of asylum, based on solidarity and the fair distribution of responsibilities. But we cannot speak of solidarity without this being expressed in practice, without, in other words, the creation of a mechanism to redistribute asylum seekers among Member-States. Therefore, revision of the Dublin Regulation represents a significant priority for us in the near future. Moreover, and with this I will move on to issues that concerned our meeting and pertain to the future of the Euro Area and the necessary reforms that are required in the European Union and more specifically in the Euro Area, we agreed that, in the near future, we must fight together, to seek, within the European Union, the prospect of a Euro Area budget, the completion of the banking union, as well as facing social inequalities, and the creation of a European fund for tackling unemployment. And of course, we discussed regional developments and, since we find ourselves in Cyprus, we also talked about Turkey. We discussed the importance of cooperation and dialogue between Europe and Turkey in a number of sectors, from the economy and energy to immigration, as well as the developments in the Middle East. And I shall have the opportunity next week to visit Istanbul, and to meet with President Erdogan. Of course, beyond my own thoughts, I shall convey to him the climate of today's meeting, because I believe that all seven of us here agreed on the fact that the relations of each country separately with Turkey, as well as that of the EU as a whole, must be based on mutual respect and, above all, on respect of International Law. Turkey must respect International Law, both in the Eastern Mediterranean, as well as in the Aegean. In this context, it goes without saying that all of us support the prospect of a fair and sustainable solution to the Cyprus issue, based on UN resolutions, and also based on the European acquis. Which means that this solution cannot include interventions by third parties, third guarantors, nor of course occupation forces. On the other hand, I would like to underscore that any solution will be, and it must be, for the benefit of the Cypriot people as a whole, this is what we are striving to achieve; in other words, for both Greek Cypriots and Turkish Cypriots. Furthermore, I believe that any benefits from exploiting natural resources, which is a sovereign right of the Republic of Cyprus - and we have repeatedly stressed this - must be benefits that will be fairly distributed both to Greek Cypriots and Turkish Cypriots. Of course, we also talked about energy issues, and we shall discuss these further during the dinner. I would like to say that one energy project of special geopolitical significance is the East Med pipeline, for transporting energy resources from the region of the Eastern Mediterranean to Europe. And I believe that this project is an opportunity for all of us to work together, to make it happen and to ensure, I repeat, the safe transport of energy resources from the Eastern Mediterranean to Europe, in the context of course of the diversity of energy sources and routes, a principle which we all support. With these thoughts, I would like once again to thank President Anastasiadis, my friend Nikos, for his hospitality, and to reiterate that the message we are sending from here today is a message of travelling together down the path of finding common European solutions; a message underscored by the successful settlement we achieved regarding the 30-year disagreement on the name issue with North Macedonia; it is also a message that European solutions do exist, through dialogue and through mutual understanding. We believe in a Europe that is able to provide solutions instead of descending into introversion. And of course, we also believe in a Europe that will be more efficient, but at the same time also more democratic and more social; and of course, in a Europe that will be able, beyond solving its own problems, to also play a substantive role on the international scene, as a pillar of peace and stability. And I would like to repeat that our effort, on the part of all seven of us, especially here in Cyprus, signals that we are decided to work towards peace and stability in this volatile region of Europe which is the Southeast Mediterranean. With these thoughts, I again thank President Nikos Anastasiades for his hospitality."


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Crete is a rising destination for Americans

Greek Pavilion at the New York Times Travel Show


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FYROM NATO accession bill to be submitted in Greek parliament on Monday

The bill is expected to pass by the end of next week


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Amy Jackson to have a beach side Greek wedding with fiancĂ© George Panayiotou – read details

2018 was full of marriages, fun, joy and laughter. And it seems this year is going to be nothing less than the previous one. While we were still getting over Ranveer Singh-Deepika Padukone and Priyank...


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Greek bank to take part in syndicated financing scheme for TAP

News on the website Trend.az marked as , is available ONLY to subscribers of TREND International News Agency. Pay attention to the format of the message and the space between words. All the ...


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Greek Space Agency Receives Proposals for NASA Lunar Exploration Mission

The Greek Space Agency (ELDO) announced on Tuesday that fourteen different proposals have been received as part of its participation in NASA‘s “Invitation to Exploration Campaign” for a ...


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Extreme poverty: High-school student does homework under the street light

A high school student was ‘forced’ to do homework outdoors under a street lamp because the family lives in extreme poverty and the Public Power Corporation had cut the electricity supply due to unpaid bills. Both parents are unemployed and they cannot afford much to offer to their three daughters who study in elementary, gymnasium … The post Extreme poverty: High-school student does homework under the street light appeared first on Keep Talking Greece.


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Russia Demands Greece Extradite Bitcoin Suspect

Moscow expects Athens to extradite back to his own country the Russian national Alexander Vinnik, a bitcoin fraud suspect who has been in a Greek prison since July 2017. The Russian foreign ...


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Amy Jackson and boyfriend George Panayiotou to have a beach wedding in GREECE

Now, going by a report published in an entertainment portal, Amy will tie the knot with Geroge in GREECE in early 2020. It is said that the couple will ...


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