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Corfu-style prawn sofrito
Corfu-style prawn sofrito

One of Corfu’s most simple but delicious dishes is transformed into a wonderful seafood meze, ideal for enjoying with friends. Materials for six servings: 24 medium prawns 5-6 cloves of garlic, finely…

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Greek Public Sector Strike Planned in Support of LARCO Workers

Greek civil servants are set to strike on Thursday in support of workers at the Hellenic Lignite Center (LARCO). The Confederation of Civil Servants (ADEDY) called a work stoppage from 11:00 am onwards, demanding the government scrap plans to restructure LARCO and renew all employee contracts. The strike highlights growing tensions over the future of the mining company and its workforce.

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Six Years On, Greece-North Macedonia Deal Still Raises Tensions

Six years after the Prespa agreement between Greece and North Macedonia, tensions persist over political shifts in North Macedonia that challenge the accord. Former Prime Ministers Alexis Tsipras and Zoran Zaev gathered in Athens to commemorate the agreement and express concerns about its stability, particularly regarding North Macedonia’s adherence to the agreed-upon name.

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Controversial Mount Parnitha Casino Relocation Debate Reopens

Greece’s Council of State resumed discussions on relocating the Mount Parnitha casino to Maroussi, delayed due to a council member’s hospitalization. Opponents contest the presidential decree, citing environmental concerns. Another case involves a decree for urban planning in fire-affected towns, also facing local opposition.

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Mykonos and Santorini See Slow Tourist Traffic in Early 2024

Tourist traffic to Mykonos and Santorini was slow in early 2024, with international arrivals dropping 7.2% for Mykonos and 1% for Santorini. Despite increased domestic travel, hotel bookings fell by 20% and 13% respectively. Overall, Greece’s regional airports saw an 11.3% rise in passengers.

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At Least 11 Dead, 64 Missing After Shipwrecks in Mediterranean

At least 11 people died and 64 are missing after two shipwrecks off southern Italy. RESQSHIP rescued 51 survivors from a sinking boat, finding 10 bodies aboard. Another boat from Turkey caught fire near Calabria, leaving 64 missing and 11 rescued. These incidents highlight the Mediterranean migrant crisis, prompting calls for better search-and-rescue operations and safer migration routes.

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Tsipras and Zaev Present Prespa Peace Award to Matthew Nimetz in Athens

Former Prime Ministers Alexis Tsipras and Zoran Zaev awarded the first ‘Prespa Peace Award’ to Matthew Nimetz, former UN Special Representative, in Athens. The ceremony celebrated Nimetz’s role in the Prespa Agreement, resolving the Greece-North Macedonia naming dispute. Nimetz emphasized the need for ongoing commitment to the agreement.

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Greece Among Over 20 NATO Allies to Meet Defence Spending Target in 2024

NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg announced that Greece, alongside over 20 NATO allies, will meet the alliance’s 2% of GDP defense spending target in 2024. Stoltenberg underscored Greece’s consistent commitment to this benchmark, reflecting increased military expenditures across Europe and Canada amid heightened security concerns linked to Russia’s actions since 2014.

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Greece considers legalising pepper spray for women

Greece is considering legalising pepper spray as a means of defence for women in the context of rising criminality by foreigners and incidents of domestic violence. “The proposal of the possibility of possessing…

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The Indians are discovering Paros

Entitled “Greece: Soak In The Sunshine At Paros,” the Indian online travel magazine Outlook Traveller publishes an exclusive feature on the Cycladic island following a recent visit by journalist Karen Faye DSouza.…

Corfu-style prawn sofrito

Corfu-style prawn sofrito

One of Corfu’s most simple but delicious dishes is transformed into a wonderful seafood meze, ideal for enjoying with friends. Materials for six servings: 24 medium prawns 5-6 cloves of garlic, finely…

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Alpha Restaurant Transitions to New Management as Public Hospitality Departs

Jon Adgemis’ Public Hospitality Group has lost a significant asset as the acclaimed Greek restaurant Alpha is no longer part of its portfolio. The hatted Sydney CBD restaurant, owned by the Hellenic Club, had been managed by Public since last December. Recently, discussions about the restaurant’s future culminated in Public’s departure. Con Dedes, an experienced restaurateur, has taken over management as of June 17. A joint statement from the Hellenic Club and Public Hospitality confirmed the mutual agreement to transition the restaurant’s management to Dedes, with chef George Calombaris assisting during the transition period.

Little Athens: The World's Best Souvlaki
Little Athens: The World's Best Souvlaki

Whilst one might still expect to find the best souvlaki in Athens, it would seem that these days you don’t have to travel that far. ‘Little Athens’ is the new souvlaki restaurant offering an authentic taste of Greece right in the heart of Melbourne’s Carnegie.

Berraki Events A Greek night like no other
Barraki: A Greek Night Like No Other

Nick Pantazis and Tom Papadakos, inspired by their love for Greek culture and the convivial spirit of the local “barraki” (μπαράκι) —a Greek word meaning small bar, nightclub, or lounge, often used informally to describe a neighborhood hangout—decided to bring this lively social atmosphere to Chicago.

Corfu-style prawn sofrito

Corfu-style prawn sofrito

One of Corfu’s most simple but delicious dishes is transformed…

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Alpha Restaurant Transitions to New Management as Public Hospitality Departs

Jon Adgemis’ Public Hospitality Group has lost a significant asset as the acclaimed Greek restaurant Alpha is no longer part of its portfolio. The hatted Sydney CBD restaurant, owned by the Hellenic Club, had been managed by Public since last December. Recently, discussions about the restaurant’s future culminated in Public’s departure. Con Dedes, an experienced restaurateur, has taken over management as of June 17. A joint statement from the Hellenic Club and Public Hospitality confirmed the mutual agreement to transition the restaurant’s management to Dedes, with chef George Calombaris assisting during the transition period.

Former Panathinaikos boss Ivan Jovanović is the new manager at the helm of the Ethniki
Jovanović Takes the Helm: Serbian Coach Appointed Ethniki Manager

The Ethniki has a new leader! The Hellenic Football Federation (EPO) has appointed a familiar face in football circles, Ivan Jovanović, as the team’s new head coach. Jovanović, known for his [mention a coaching style or past achievement], will be looking to guide the Ethniki to new heights. He has signed a two-year contract.

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Secret VIP Party Celebrates Carole Feuerman at Athens Museum

A secret VIP party at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Athens, organized by Ada Iliopoulou, celebrated artist Carole Feuerman’s solo exhibition and her participation in the Paris Olympics 2024. The event featured notable guests, art installations, and a surprise performance by Eric Burdon of The Animals.

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The Ellinikon Expands its Presence to TikTok

“The Ellinikon,” the largest urban redevelopment project by LAMDA Development, has expanded its presence to TikTok. The project’s first posts debunk myths and share facts about the “The Ellinikon Experience Park,” which opened in December 2021 and has attracted over 2.5 million visitors. Through engaging content, the TikTok account aims to share the vision and progress of the project with a global audience.

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Mykonos and Santorini See Slow Tourist Traffic in Early 2024

Tourist traffic to Mykonos and Santorini was slow in early 2024, with international arrivals dropping 7.2% for Mykonos and 1% for Santorini. Despite increased domestic travel, hotel bookings fell by 20% and 13% respectively. Overall, Greece’s regional airports saw an 11.3% rise in passengers.

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Astypalaia: Unveiling the Dodecanese's Rising Sustainable Star

Astypalaia is a Dodecanese island that has recently been getting a lot of attention for its commitment to sustainable practices. The island is known for its beautiful beaches, traditional whitewashed villages, and stunning sunsets.

The Alchemist: Iordanes Spyridon Gogos at AFW ‘24

The Alchemist: Iordanes Spyridon Gogos at AFW ‘24

Jordan Gogos, a Greek-Australian multidisciplinary artist based in Sydney, is renowned for his inventive designs and artistic partnerships. After debuting his eponymous label, Iordanes Spyridon Gogos, at AAFW 2021, Gogos continues to challenge conventions and redefine fashion norms with his visionary approach, showcased once more at AAFW 2024.

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Greek God Nicholas Galitzine

Hollywood’s rising star 29-year-old Nicholas Galitzine is lighting up our…

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All You Need Is Greece

On 20 January the iconic Saint Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church…

The Alchemist: Iordanes Spyridon Gogos at AFW ‘24
The Alchemist: Iordanes Spyridon Gogos at AFW ‘24

Jordan Gogos, a Greek-Australian multidisciplinary artist based in Sydney, is renowned for his inventive designs and artistic partnerships. After debuting his eponymous label, Iordanes Spyridon Gogos, at AAFW 2021, Gogos continues to challenge conventions and redefine fashion norms with his visionary approach, showcased once more at AAFW 2024.

Under the Grecian Sun: Miss Polyplexi SS24 Handbag Collection
Under the Grecian Sun: Miss Polyplexi SS24 Handbag Collection

Miss Polyplexi, the globally coveted brand known for its exquisite handmade crochet handbags, has launched its Spring/Summer 2024 Collection, drawing inspiration from the radiant Greek sunlight. The collection, titled ‘Sous Le Soleil’ (Under the Sun), showcases a fusion of vibrant colours, delicate designs, and a strong sense of rejuvenation, embodying the essence of traditional craftsmanship and modern fashion sensibilities.



 

 

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