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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.

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Facebook blocks smaller Australian publishers following dispute with Australian government. Greek City Times a casualty

Facebook has banned legitimate Australian news from its platform, following its dispute with the Australian Government, threatening the businesses and livelihoods of smaller publishers and causing major disruption to important health, community and emergency services in Australia. Labelled a ‘dog act against all Australians’ by Australian News journalist Joe Hildebrand, the move means that people in Australia can no longer post links to news stories on Facebook.

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“Santa Ruins” in Turkey: The Destruction of Greek Cultural Heritage 

The Turkish newspaper Hürriyet reported on October 19 that the Santa Ruins archeological site has been registered as a “fragile area to be protected” leading some to conclude that “The Turkish government seems to have “perfected” the “art” of violating or destroying the region’s exceedingly rich cultural heritage built by the indigenous peoples of the land that Turkey largely exterminated about a hundred years ago.”