Tsaltas

“Greece can be a leader in Europe.” Achilles Tsaltas, VP of The New York Times, discusses the future of media in Greece

Achilles Tsaltas, the Vice President International Conferences, The New York Times and current President of the Foundation for Democracy and Culture says, “We, as an institution of the Athens Democracy Forum, believe much more in Europe as the core centre of the Western culture, rather than America. The US democracy has suffered a great shock recently, and so, America has a lot of work to do inside. The ones who can save Western civilisation are European countries.”

EU Hellenic Parliament House

1981-2021: The European Commission releases celebratory video on the 40th anniversary of Greece’s accession to the EU

A video titled ‘1981-2021: The History of Greece in the years of Europe – #40GreeceEU”, was posted on Twitter by the European Commission Office in Athens on May 7th, with the caption “40 Years – We are Stronger”, and it includes several of the most important moments of Greece’s time within the EU.

Greek Easter destinations

The top Greek destinations for a special Easter

Across the country, from north to south, and all around the Greek islands, Easter customs and traditions are preserved unchanged through the centuries. Here are some of the most popular Easter destinations in Greece, that honour and welcome the holiday of Easter in special ways, offering unique experiences to visitors.

Harvard

Harvard University’s special feature on Greece: “Celebrating a bicentennial of democracy in its birthplace”

“Two hundred years ago today, Greece declared its independence. From the start, Harvard was there, helping both in the fledgling Mediterranean country and back in the United States.” Harvard University in Cambridge, Massachusetts, publishes a special feature on its university publication, the Harvard Gazette, honouring the bicentennial anniversary of the Greek Revolution.

P&G CEO Challenge 2021

Greek students win first place in the P&G university “CEO Challenge” of Southeastern Europe

P&G’s international CEO Challenge is the opportunity of a lifetime for students who can work on real life scenarios for some of P&G’s largest brands, including Oral-B, Pantene, Pampers, Olay, Head & Shoulders, Gillette, Febreze, Fairy and Ariel, and develop real products like toothpastes and toothbrushes, detergents, shampoos, moisturising creams and other cosmetics.

Professor Robert Rosenstone says, “the study of history was born in Greece”, and names Theo Angelopoulos one of the best filmmakers in the world 1

Professor Robert Rosenstone says, “the study of history was born in Greece”, and names Theo Angelopoulos one of the best filmmakers in the world

World-renowned American-Canadian professor and author, Robert Rosenstone was recently invited by the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki to talk about the influence of Greek history on world history and also on the arts and the film-making industry in Hollywood.

Boston

Boston proudly celebrates Greek Independence Week with exhibitions and special tributes

“Boston is very close to the hearts of the Greeks, not only because of the very strong presence of the Greek element here, but also for the fact that it is the place where love and knowledge of ancient Greece begun in America. And it has since been cultivated through its renowned universities, such as Harvard,” the Greek Consulate stated.

Ancient Greece Greek language words

Did you know many English words have Greek roots?

Greek is ranked as the richest language in the world with 5 million words and 70 million word types. It is well-known that languages all across the globe – including English – have borrowed a myriad of words, phrases and expressions from Greek. Here is a short list of English words that are used daily by English speakers that are fully taken from the Greek language.

souvenir

What is Greece’s top-selling souvenir?

“We all know someone with a fridge full of magnets from far away destinations and novelty mugs in the cupboard from places once visited. And so, we have discovered the most popular (and in some cases peculiar) souvenirs from around the world,” says Club Med. And so, what are the most popular souvenirs bought by tourists in Greece and in countries around the globe?

thermal baths

The most beautiful thermal baths in Greece with therapeutic properties

Over the last decade, thermal baths have become some of the most popular destinations for tourists all over world, who visit them to receive the beneficial properties of their thermal waters, and to escape in the beautiful Greek mountains, caves and forests that surround them. Here are some of the most popular thermal baths in Greece.

Victoria 1821 tribute events

Special fund of $200,000 to support 1821 anniversary tribute events in Victoria, Australia

“Victorians have many reasons to celebrate after a year full of challenges, and the Multicultural Festivals and Events program will support our communities to come together safely and do just that,” stated Secretary of State Ros Spence after a special grants fund was announced last week allocating $200K to 1821 tribute events in Victoria.