Professor Emeritus of the Aristotelian University of Thessaloniki Cartography Department Evangelos Livieratos revealed that ancient Greeks living off the coast of Ionia - known nowadays as Asia Minor - from the city of Melitus were the first to use stars and their relationship with the earth’s surface like a GPS system to aid them in navigating around the...Read Full Post »
... a wealth of fossils from the Aegean, including of mammals, as well as evidence of the primitive presence of hominids.
Trees from the present appear alongside petrified tree remains (including a 12 meter-long primitive tree trunk) from the famous petrified forest of Lesvos, Read Full Post »
Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras has said he believed the country's drawn-out bailout review would be completed positively but said Athens would not accept "illogical" demands by its lenders. ...Read Full Post »
Greeks are the people that consider their religious faith, Orthodox Christianity, an integral part of their national identity more than anyone else , the recent Pew research showed. Despite that, one could notice, Greeks voted an officially declared atheist for Prime Minister,...
"I think it is interesting from the perspective of Greece, why is Greece again on the brink; it seems like a deja vu; will it ever end?
I think this time I would have to say that the odds are higher that Greece itself will break out of the euro."
Greek Defense Minister Panos Kammenos informed about the situation in the Aegean Sea , and the issues relating to the "rough neighborhood" of Eastern Mediter.... Read Full Post »
the Turkish gunboat “Kusadasi” violated Greek waters and fired live ammunition shots while carrying out a gunnery exercise two miles east of Greek islet Farmakonisi in Eastern Aegean Sea .... Read Full Post »
Greece's own armed forces were put on high alert over the development, but it seems the Greek Navy was on preparedness for such an incident, especially after the Turkish President's and Foreign Minister's rough statements on the two countries
"It was my obligation to be there ...
I won't ask for anyone's permission"
Greek Defense Minister
The Greek Supreme Court denied the extradition of the soldiers, stating that their rights were at risk of “being violated or reduced regardless of the degree of guilt or the gravity of the crimes they are accused of.”
German Chancellor Angela Merkel urged Alexis Tsipras to cooperate with Greece’s bailout auditors, leaving the prime minister to face his country’s creditor institutions without political intervention by the government in Berlin, after their meeting at the Informal Summit of EU leaders in Valletta, Malta on Feb. 3, 2017.,,, Read Full Post »
Greece has been stuck in an abusive marriage with its European partners. Of course, she has not been the perfect partner, but who has? No one deserves violence. No one deserves abuse. Everyone deserves hope, and not the delusional “you will be done by 2060, if you can maintain the hilariously unsustainable 3.5% primary budget surplus” kind of hope offered by Mr Schäuble. The painful hypocrisy and pseudo-morality of European lenders ,,,
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Greek Finance Minister officially declared the country's "adherence", "compliance" and "faithfulness" to Greece's creditors by his apology letter sent to promise that Tsipras' government will never give any relief to the poorest of the country without the creditors permission.
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Greece’s performance in Transparency International’s Corruption Perceptions Index worsened last year with the country rising to 69th place out of 167 countries, compared to 58th the year before.
The more the US Justice and the FBI sheds light on the giant pharmaceutical scandal the more the leftist government in Greece gets the chance to triumph on fighting corruption ..
One in three families in Greece has at least one unemployed member, while the middle class is dwindling, a new survey which also showed that one in four households live with the fear that their assets will evaporate under the new tax and security contribution burdens and high cost of living.... Read Full Post »
The Shocking picture of a Greek homeless who slept on the beach at Paleo Faliro region , close to Athens Downtown and chose the side next to the sea to escape the snowball, but woke up covered with snow. Indeed, he survived the conditions and the cold for the last 24 hours, nobody can guarantee his l...
We all agreed that the images we saw last week cannot be repeated." The recent unexpectedly harsh weather conditions have exposed the needs that have to be addressed as a matter of urgency
Winterized shelters, already funded by the European Commission, have to urgently be installed by the UNHCR. Solutions must be found today, not tomorrow, not next week, but now. January 18,2017
#Refugees left to freeze in the snow, a total failure on #Greece's crisis response
The Greek government, the UN refugee agency and the EU’s aid department have been accused by other aid groups of mismanaging a multi million-pound fund leaving thousands sleeping in freezing conditions in Greece.
Early Greek2m report before Greece was shammingly exposed to the eyes of the world.
Greece terribly exposed by the "Minister's bet "
Throughout a year at least, photo or video coverage at the Lesvos' camp in Moria have been strictly not allowed to the press or anyone else by the Ministry Of Migration. No wonder why .Two days after the minister's' reassurance that "he won the bet with winter" , the shaming photos were released on social media, by aid group, and became top story world round.
The U.N. says there are currently about 50,000 migrants and refugees stranded in Greece, about 13,000 fewer than previously thought, raising the question of whether many are either in hiding or have made their way farther north into Europe.
The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees said that, based on its counting for planning and accommodation purposes, its estimates now differ from the data published by th...Read Full Post »
Festive Christmas Spirit in Europe is gone, the NYT had written but not only from Europe, as it seems .
The West-hating militants have used Facebook before Christmas and messaging app Telegram ...
In Greece, people hang a pomegranate above the front door of their house. By the New Year, the fruit has dried, so the Greeks throw it on the ground of front door to break, and step into the house on right foot..
Undeterred by a cold front working its way across the country from the north and the generally unsettled weather, Greeks celebrated the feast of the Epiphany on Friday Jan.6th while many braved the freezing waters and dived after the cross
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The municipality of Lesvos, the Chamber of Commerce, the Trade Association of the island and the Union of hoteliers have invited for this yearr's Valentine's Day 2017, couples in Love from all around the world to marry in the "capital" city of solidarity and love as well as couples who celebrate their 25,30 and 50-year anniversary to participate in a competition. Guests are entitled to free travel tickets, three-night accommodation, food and guided tours.
Religious and cultural events have also been planned on the island for the celebration of St Valentine, among them a litany of St Valentine's relics that are kept in the Catholic Church downtown Mytilene, the capital of Lesvos
A spike of gastroenteritis cases has been recently noticed in Greece, the Greek CDC (Hellenic Cennter of Disease Control and Prevention ) said on a press release on Wedneday December 28.
According to the Greek CDC (HCDCP/ KEELPNO) epidemiological surveillance, there are sings of sporadic outbreaks...
Greek hotels are in the top 3 regarding online reviews, according to the results of the 2017 Global Hotel Reputation Benchmark Report. The far-reaching study, which is published on Revinate, analysed 70 million published online guest reviews worldwide over the last two years R...Read Full Post »
Hailing from a village in Ileia in the Peloponnese, Theodoros Masouras moved to Achaia some years ago and worked as a farmer, while in his spare time was known to write poetry.
Most significantly, during his long life he bore witness to some of the most significant events in the history of modern Greece, ...Read Full Post »
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