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THI Australia renews grant to Emfasis Foundation

THI Australia renews grant to Emfasis Foundation

The Hellenic Initiative (THI) Australia has renewed its support for Emfasis Foundation, to assist the homeless in Athens. The AU$35,000 grant renewal will support more than 2100 homeless and rough sleepers in…

Greek prison confirms first coronavirus case

Greek prison confirms first coronavirus case

Athens’ high-security Korydallos Prison has reported its first case of Covid-19. The inmate, a 33-year-old Greek-Armenian man, was transferred to Sotiria Hospital for treatment. A team of health workers from the National Organization of…

Greece travel figures drop 99%

Greece travel figures drop 99%

Strict movement restrictions around the world not only wiped out passenger travel demand, but also nearly wiped out all travel revenue for Greece in April, according to Bank of Greece figures. Provisional…

Cyprus and Egypt discuss the situation in the Eastern Mediterranean

Cyprus and Egypt discuss the situation in the Eastern Mediterranean

The Foreign Ministers of Cyprus and Egypt, Nikos Christodoulides and Sameh Shoukry, on Sunday held a telephone conversation regarding Eastern Mediterranean developments, according to Cyprus Mail. According to a Foreign Ministry statement,…

Crete - Sense the authentic

Crete – Sense the authentic (VIDEO)

Crete is one of Greece’s most famous islands and is not just a popular destination in the summer, but all year round. What makes Crete unique? It is more than the beauty,…

Interior Minister: Today Greece is a strong European country

Interior Minister: Today Greece is a strong European country

Greece’s Interior Minister Takis Theodorikakos represented the government in the commemoration of the Battle of Kilkis against Bulgarian forces, 107 years ago. The minister attended church service and laid a wreath for…

'The Smile of the Child'-  World Refugee Day 3

‘The Smile of the Child’- World Refugee Day

Greece’s non-profit organisation ‘The Smile of the Child’, has issued a message for World Refugee Day, which you can read here- “The Smile of the Child”, committed to its mission for the…

Violent clashes between illegal immigrants in Malakasa 5

Violent clashes between illegal immigrants in Malakasa

A man was seriously injured after a fierce clash took place in the Malakasa migrant camp last night. According to information from Security News, the incident was between men of Afghan origin.…

Celebrating Summer Solstice in Greece for 2020 7

Celebrating Summer Solstice in Greece for 2020

Greece’s summer solstice for 2020 is taking place today, Saturday, June 20, 2020! The summer solstice is the longest day of the year where you can enjoy approximately 17 hours of daylight. In the northern…

Greece is preparing for the big step on July 1st

Greece is preparing for the big step on July 1st

Stelios Petsas, Greece’s government spokesman, outlined the government’s international initiatives, the steps taken to tackle isolated pockets of coronavirus in Greece and the government’s economic decisions, during a press briefing on Friday.…

Greece tourism suffers estimated €10 billion in losses

Greece tourism suffers estimated €10 billion in losses

The pandemic has devastated global tourism. For Greece, it is estimated that the Greek tourism sector will loose €10 billion in 2020, according to Ernst & Young (EY). As the tourism sector is a key…

Report reveals lockdown's toll on university students in Greece

Report reveals lockdown’s toll on university students in Greece

According to new research conducted by the Panhellenic Medical Association, during the coronavirus lockdown, depression, stress and suicidal thoughts increased among Greek university students. The study was carried out under the auspices of…

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