UK Cypriot artists return ‘home’ with a first group exhibition – euGreeka interviews

Wed, 6 Apr 2016; 14:51

The first group exhibition in Cyprus by UK Cypriot artists is held from 6 to 30 April at Nicosia’s Zmart Gallery of Loukia & Michael Zampelas Art Museum. The exhibition, titled ‘London to Nicosia – Art, Expression and Connection’, aims to link Cypriot artists of the British diaspora with their homeland, to bridge the gap between the Cypriot art community in Cyprus and in England. Painters Renos Lavithis and Andrea […]

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Yanis Varoufakis: Why we must save the EU

Tue, 5 Apr 2016; 09:09

The first German word I ever learned was Siemens. It was emblazoned on our sturdy 1950s fridge, our washing machine, the vacuum cleaner – on almost every appliance in my family’s home in Athens. The reason for my parents’ peculiar loyalty to the German brand was my uncle Panayiotis, who was Siemens’ general manager in Greece from the mid-1950s to the late 1970s. A Germanophile electrical engineer and a fluent speaker […]

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Inside the Migrant-Smuggling Trade: Escapes Start at €1,000

Wed, 30 Mar 2016; 10:31

he leaders of 15 human-smuggling networks gathered behind the closed curtains of an Afghan restaurant here in late February, the air fragrant from grilled lamb and hookahs. It was time to celebrate a boost to their business, people present recall. Police in Macedonia had just stopped letting Afghans cross the border from Greece. Today, the entire human highway to Europe’s north, traveled by nearly a million refugees and other migrants […]

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A first group exhibition of London Cypriot artists in Nicosia

Tue, 29 Mar 2016; 15:56

‘London to Nicosia – Art, Expression and Connection’, an exhibition which aims to link Cypriot artists of the British diaspora with their homeland, will be hosted at the Zmart Gallery of Loukia & Michael Zampelas Art Museum this April. Painters Renos Lavithis and Andrea Tyrimos, painter and printmaker Despina Symeou and photographer Robert Kyprianou come together, combining their creativity to present a shared body of work in an effort to […]

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Nanotechnology is changing everything from medicine to self-healing buildings

Mon, 28 Mar 2016; 18:54

By Themis Prodromakis, Reader in Nanoelectronics and EPSRC Fellow affiliated with the Nano Research Group and the Southampton Nanofabrication Centre of ECS at University of Southampton. The past 70 years have seen the way we live and work transformed by two tiny inventions. The electronic transistor and the microchip are what make all modern electronics possible, and since their development in the 1940s they have been getting smaller. Today, one chip can […]

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Lunch with the FT: Yanis Varoufakis

Thu, 24 Mar 2016; 13:44

In the five months that I covered his short but combustible tenure as Greece’s finance minister, I found something self-consciously cinematic about Yanis Varoufakis. The rebel threads, complete with requisite leather jacket, seemed a bit too tailored. The arrivals at cabinet meetings on a motorcycle a bit too choreographed. The clever turns of phrase — “fiscal waterboarding”, “ponzi austerity” — a bit too scripted. It was as if he was […]

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George Hatzinasios – Exclusive interview

Fri, 18 Mar 2016; 11:27

The great Greek composer Giorgos Hatzinasios is coming to London for a unique concert on 15 April 2016. Ahead of this event, Hatzinasios kindly gave us an interview, at his studio in Papagou, Athens on 12 March 2016. In this, Hatzinasios eloquently remembers the beginning of his long-spanning career and some of its great moments. He played for us on the piano a wonderful piece from the score he composed […]

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Yannis Kotsiras – Exclusive Interview

Fri, 18 Mar 2016; 10:24

Gyalino Mousiko Theatro, Athens, Saturday March 12th. I descend backstage to talk to Yannis Kotsiras who in a couple of hours will take the stage he shares with Lavrentis Maheritsas for their show. Kotsiras talked about his career, his musical idols and tastes and of course about his forthcoming gig in London on the 1 April 2016 for which we have a draw for free tickets. Later, on stage, he is mesmerizing. […]

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Money in Greece: The History of an Institution

Fri, 18 Mar 2016; 02:31

Το Χρήμα Στην Ελλάδα: Η Ιστορία Ενός Θεσμού Money In Greece: The History Of An Institution Τhe first in-depth study of the institution of money in Greece, by Athanasios K. Boudalis (IN GREEK). The historical study of the institution of money in modern Greece is particularly fragmentary; while there are numerous studies of a very high level of historical research, these delve into specific themes: they study specific periods or […]

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How Greece’s financial crisis is affecting disabled people – in pictures

Tue, 15 Mar 2016; 07:34

Documentary photographer Graham Miller spent several days living at the Eleni Gyra home for adults who are severely autistic in Zitsa, Greece, in June 2015 to assess the impact of the financial crisis on disabled people. He found a community where, despite not being paid for periods of up to six months, the ‘educators’ (support workers) continued to give the highest standards of care. Read the full article here.

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Refugee crisis: how Greeks opened their hearts to strangers

Mon, 14 Mar 2016; 07:58

Compassion, kindness, generosity of spirit: all three apply to Panayiota Drougas and her husband, Dimitris, as they pace the platform of the train station at Idomeni. There is no reason in the world that they should be here. Idomeni, at the best of times, is a godforsaken place: bleak, barren and infused with a melancholy typical of remote border posts. It is a starkness made more haunting still by the […]

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‘Help us, our children are dying’: Scores of youngsters fall ill in Greece’s filthy and flooded migrant camp where 14,000 are now stranded after Macedonia shut its border

Fri, 11 Mar 2016; 11:00

Scores of children stranded at a disease-stricken migrant camp in Greece have been falling ill with fever and diarrhoea after torrential rain turned it into a mud bath. Around 14,000 migrants are camped out in the Greek town of Idomeni on the Macedonian border after several Balkan states closed their borders. Persistent heavy rain has turned the makeshift camp into a quagmire and daytime temperatures are only around five degrees […]

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