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Fyodor Nikolayevich Yurchikhin

Fyodor Nikolayevich Yurchikhin: The first Greek cosmonaut

Today in 1959, the first cosmonaut of Greek origin, with his roots from Pontus, Fyodor Nikolayevich Yurchikhin or in Greek known as Theodoros Yurchikhin Nikolaou, was born in Batumi in the former…

Greece extends travel bans and restrictions for some countries

Greece extends travel ban and restrictions for some countries

The Hellenic Civil Aviation Authority issued a new aviation directive (NOTAM) on Wednesday, extending travel ban and restrictions to several European and Balkan countries. The NOTAM aims to protect passengers and residents…

Update: The official EU coronavirus ‘safe travel list’ 2

Update: The official EU coronavirus ‘safe travel list’

On Thursday, the European Council updated the list of safe countries from which the bloc will allow non-essential travel in the aftermath of the coronavirus pandemic. From July 31, residents of Australia, Canada, Georgia,…

Travelling to Greece? Here's what you need to know now

Travelling to Greece? Here’s what you need to know now

As of July 1, Greece will open to tourism following the relaxation of coronavirus-related restrictions. The following information was released by Government spokesman Stelios Petsas. “Greece is proceeding to the next step…

The official EU coronavirus ‘safe travel list'

The official EU coronavirus ‘safe travel list’

The European Union Member States have finally approved a list of 14 countries, considered as epidemiologically safe, after days of discussions and disagreements. As of July 1, residents of Algeria, Australia, Canada, Georgia, Japan,…

TAMTA representing Cyprus at the 2019 Eurovision with "Replay" 11

TAMTA representing Cyprus at the 2019 Eurovision with “Replay”

Popular artist in Cyprus, Greece and Georgia, TAMTA will represent Cyprus this year at the 64th Eurovision Song Contest, with the song “Replay”. “Replay” has been composed by an internationally distinguished team…

The Greek diaspora approaches the 5 million mark 18

The Greek diaspora approaches the 5 million mark

Since time immemorial, Greeks have been wanderers and travellers, like Homer’s Odysseas, venturing bravely through foreign seas and lands, motivated by trade, science, curiosity, poverty or war, creating colonies and cities wherever…

Greece ranks 72nd in ease of doing business 22

Greece ranks 72nd in ease of doing business

The World Bank annual report «Doing Business 2019» gave Greece an overall ranking of 72nd place out of 190 countries, in terms of regulatory improvements and practices that afford businesses an efficient…