OPINION / ANALYSIS

An urgent call for more realism!

By Stathis Kouvelakis
With today’s framework of austerity in tatters, Greek society and tomorrow’s leadership must prepare for a standoff with the dominant powers in Europe

Filmmaker Sheds Light on "Valiant," Greek-Born Hero of the Ludlow Massacre

Vassiliki Siouti
In their film, Palikari - Louis Tikas and the Ludlow Massacre, director Nikos Ventouras and producer [...]

Double Standards: Father stripped of his savings over unpaid taxes while heavily indebted parties shield themselves against seizures

A single father on the island of Rhodes delivers his child to tax authorities in a symbolic gesture of protest after his remaining €300 in his bank account are confiscated by the local tax office, as heavily indebted political parties successfully pass amendment in parliament to protect funds they receive from the state

British MP on the Parthenon Marbles: "Parading stolen booty brings shame on this country" (video)

No botched bailout exit goes unpunished

Amphipolis tomb mural depicts Abduction of Persephone


Discovery News

Greek sell-off shows eurozone ΄halcyon days΄ are over (video)


Financial Times
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October 20, 2014
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΄New chapters won΄t be opened before Cyprus issue solved΄
A member of the German Bundestag, from the ruling party, has said that his country is not willing to help with the unblocking of two key chapters in the negotiations for Turkey΄s bid to become a member of the European Union
΄New chapters won΄t be opened before Cyprus issue solved΄
Reuters
Greece does not see ΄big surprises΄ in ECB stress tests - paper
Greek Finance Minister Gikas Hardouvelis said in an interview published on Saturday he did not expect the European Central Bank΄s health checks to show major surprises for Greek banks
Greece does not see ΄big surprises΄ in ECB stress tests - paper
Kathimerini
After 72 years on air, VOA΄s Greek Service goes silent
Almost three-quarters of a century after it first began broadcasting, the microphones at the Greek Service of the Voice of America (VOA) went silent for the last time on Tuesday
After 72 years on air, VOA΄s Greek Service goes silent
Al Jazeera
Amal Clooney΄s great Acropolis adventure
The Greek government wants the Elgin Marbles back - can Amal Clooney help or is it just a PR stunt?
Amal Clooney΄s great Acropolis adventure
The Guardian
Helena Smith: As a Briton, I hang my head in shame. We must return the Parthenon marbles
Now Amal Clooney has reignited the debate over the Parthenon’s crowning glory, it’s time we rectified a historic wrong. Reunite these ancient sculptures with their home
Helena Smith: As a Briton, I hang my head in shame. We must return the Parthenon marbles
Wall Street Journal
Greece to Seek Precautionary Credit Line
Greek Prime Minister Antonis Samaras said Friday that his government was ready to negotiate a precautionary credit line to protect the country from market turmoil, even as it prepares to exit its current bailout program
Greece to Seek Precautionary Credit Line
New York Times
Razed by Terror Attacks, a Church Will Rise Anew
Thirteen years ago, a small Greek Orthodox church with a ringing rooftop bell offered a reprieve from the city’s furious financial nerve center, until it was crushed when the World Trade Center’s south tower collapsed on Sept. 11. On Saturday, church officials blessed the ground where the new St. Nicholas church would rise
Razed by Terror Attacks, a Church Will Rise Anew
Bloomberg
Jupiter Ditches Greek Bonds on ECB Bet
Jupiter Asset Management Ltd., which joined the likes of BlackRock Inc. to buy Greece’s government bonds in April, has sold all its holdings of the nation’s debt
Jupiter Ditches Greek Bonds on ECB Bet
Network
Council of Europe

"Held for months in a dark, mouldy and dilapidated basement cell of a mere 5m²"

A visit report by the Council of Europe΄s anti torture committee says conditions in Greek prisons are "totally unacceptable"
Inside Out Borders

Enormous increase of refugees coming by Aegean Sea

The number of refugees and immigrants arriving via the eastern Aegean and Dodecanese islands has increased by 223.22 % this year, UN High Commission for Refugees (UNHCR) Greek branch [...]
Inside Out Borders

George & Amal: Celebrity culture and human rights

As human rights lawyer Amal Alamuddin Clooney, arrives in Athens to advise the government in its bid to repatriate the Parthenon Marbles statues from Britain, critics slam the couple΄s [...]
Greek Life
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NYT΄s 36 hours in Athens, 2014 Edition (VIDEO)

After years spent in crippling recession and negative press as a riot-plagued city, the Greek capital is as interesting to visit as it’s ever been. Joanna Kakissis squeezes the most fun out of 36 hours in Athens.
A start-up answers the ill-favoured question: "Is there a doctor?" (vid)
Greece΄s endangered outdoor cinemas fight for survival
Ikaria: A little land’s ‘special relationship’ with time
A tribute to Elia Kazan
Mapping an ancient shipwreck on Antikythera
See a local hero upset the favourites in Santorini
Tracing the history of Greeks in Istanbul: art meets archaeology
Desert Breath: the huge, bizarre spiral in the Egyptian desert
Straight Out Of Camera
The 3rd colour festival at Metaxourgio
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