Forget the Parthenon: how austerity is laying waste to Athens’ modern heritage

Tue, 12 Sep 2017; 17:01

Not that long ago I received a questionnaire through my door. How had the 1930s Bauhaus building in which I live survived the rigours of time? Who had designed it? Who was its first owner? And, the form went on, what were my memories of it? Circulated far and wide across Athens, the questionnaire and its findings are part of a vast inventory of 19th- and early 20th-century buildings that […]

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Thessaloniki in the spotlight: 100 years after a fire destroyed the city of refugees

Mon, 14 Aug 2017; 17:15

It was a spark from a homemade stove falling on a pile of straw at a refugees’ hovel that’s said to have instigated a new phase in the history of Thessaloniki, Greece’s second city. A century ago, on 18 August 1917, the fire grew into an inferno that destroyed 9,500 houses, left 1 sq km of the city in cinders and 70,000 homeless. As the centre of operations for allied […]

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The man who has focused on one word for 23 years

Fri, 4 Aug 2017; 09:59

It’s 26 years since Yugoslavia broke into pieces and the republic of Macedonia came into being. In all that time, the new country has lacked an official, internationally agreed name, because of Greece’s objections to the name “Macedonia”. And for nearly all of that time, explains Alex Marshall, one man has been working to solve the problem. Matthew Nimetz wants to make something clear – he has not spent every […]

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Greek International Women Awards nominations are open

Fri, 28 Jul 2017; 12:31

The Greek International Women Awards (GIWA) has been created to recognise and reward the internationally distinguished professional achievements and outstanding performance of all women of Greek nationality and/or origin, who are spread across the globe. The GIWA ceremony will take place for the first time on the 9th December 2017, at the British Museum in London. Women, beyond 18 years old, of Greek nationality and/or origin are invited to submit […]

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Alexis Tsipras: ‘The worst is clearly behind us’

Mon, 24 Jul 2017; 12:16

Alexis Tsipras, the Greek prime minister, has promised to defy his critics by taking the country out of its longest-running crisis in modern times. “The worst is clearly behind us,” he told the Guardian in an exclusive interview. “We can now say with certainty that the economy is on the up … Slowly, slowly, what nobody believed could happen, will happen. We will extract the country from the crisis … […]

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Ζυμώσεις για διακομματική συνεργασία εναντίον ενός σκληρού Brexit

Tue, 13 Jun 2017; 16:23

Πληθαίνουν οι ενδείξεις και οι φωνές υπέρ μίας συμπαγούς διακομματικής συνεργασίας στη Βρετανία με σκοπό μία συντονισμένη στρατηγική για την έξοδο της χώρας από την ΕΕ.   Μία τέτοια σύμπραξη θα συνεπαγόταν ένα ηπιότερο Brexit από αυτό που πρότεινε μέχρι τώρα η Τερέζα Μέι και απορρίφθηκε όπως φάνηκε στις εκλογές από τους πολίτες.   Πληροφορίες βρετανικών εφημερίδων αναφέρουν πως υπουργοί της κυβέρνηση Μέι που εξ αρχής αντιτάσσονταν στο σκληρό Brexit […]

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Greece offers opportunities for investors willing to take risks

Sun, 28 May 2017; 19:37

An open-air cinema with a natural backdrop of twinkling city lights and the inky Aegean Sea is the latest attraction for shoppers at One Salonica, a mall in the Greek port of Thessaloniki. The new screen is the eighth that Cineplexx, an Austrian investor, has opened at the mall in a low-income neighbourhood since the company came to Greece two years ago. Christof Papousek, chief financial officer and a partner […]

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Once-in-a-generation hopes of Cyprus reunification appear to be dashed

Sun, 28 May 2017; 19:24

The best hope yet of reuniting war-partitioned Cyprus has been dashed after reconciliation attempts were brought to an abrupt halt following two years of intense negotiations. The optimism engendered by talks seen as a once-in-a-generation opportunity to unite the Mediterranean island ended when the United Nations special envoy, Espen Barth Eide, announced that he was terminating negotiation efforts. “Without a prospect for common ground, there is no basis for continuing […]

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Eleftheria Arvanitaki – Interview

Sat, 20 May 2017; 11:43

Eleftheria was kind enough to give an interview to Kostas Voros, exclusively for euGreeka.

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MONOspace V – A project Made in Greece

Thu, 18 May 2017; 19:09

Mono = Mοναδικό (meaning unique in Greek) A Concept Store Made in Greece MONOspace V   For its fifth project, MONOspace is returning to Notting Hill (London) in June 2017 and is presenting a concept inspired by the vintage, black and white photographs that recall the flair and nostalgia of a past era. The tiny alleys of Hydra, the old monastery of Patmos island, they rocky beaches of the island […]

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Nottingham Forest takeover: Evangelos Marinakis buys club with EFL approval

Thu, 18 May 2017; 18:06

Nottingham Forest have been bought by Greek shipping magnate Evangelos Marinakis after his takeover was passed by the English Football League (EFL). The businessman and Olympiakos owner is facing accusations of match-fixing in Greece but has passed the EFL’s owners’ and directors’ test. Marinakis’ buyout brings to an end Fawaz Al Hasawi’s five-year reign in charge of the Championship club. A previous takeover by a United States consortium fell through […]

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A short break in ancient Athens

Fri, 12 May 2017; 10:56

On a crisp spring afternoon my 16-year-old son Ned and I left the Acropolis, strode through the Agora, and headed down the remains of the Panathenaic Way towards Piraeus and beyond in the footsteps of so many legendary Athenians. Every now and then modernity intervened: a railway track has long since sliced off a slither of the Agora; a few hawkers lined the upper reaches of the ancient road. But […]

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