Opinion: FYROM Referendum on Name Change a Fiasco

Sunday's referendum on the name change in the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia turned out to be a fiasco, both for Prime Minister Zoran...

Opinion: Cyprus in a Political Cocoon

by Andreas C Chrysafis  “Come…come,” said the spider to the fly, “I will wrap you up in a cocoon and then devour your body and...

10 Phrases That Only Greeks Will Understand

Every language has its own peculiarities and sometimes many phrases may sound weird to someone who is not a native speaker. The Greek language is, of...

Has Alexis Tsipras Put an End to Anti-Americanism in Greece?

It was early 2015 when Greece's first leftist government was making a clandestine attempt to find economic allies in Russia and China in an...

Scrapping of Latin Brings to Light the Chronic Problem of Greece’s Education Ministry

Greek Education Minister Costas Gavroglou has once again become the epicenter of controversy after Monday's announcement that he intends to get rid of Latin...

The Traveller and the Tourist: A Tale of Discovery in Santorini

By Michael Ermogenis* The terms 'traveller' and 'tourist' have such vastly different meanings: A traveller is a person seeking authentic experiences and tries to enrich and...

Tsipras Makes New Greek Cabinet Reshuffle to Appear More Open to the Center, Right

Tuesday's third cabinet reshuffle in three years shows that Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras is clutching at straws after a public outcry following the deadly...

Opinion: The Sound of Sirens and Failed States

July 20 and August 14, 1974 – mark a day of remembrance and a morbid recollection of Attila’s military invasion of Cyprus. This is...

Despite Government Celebrations, the Greek Crisis is Far from Over

It is official: Greece is exiting the third bailout program and Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras is calling on all citizens to celebrate the end...

Fire-Stricken Mati Residents Face Hardships

The fire-stricken residents of Mati struggle to bring their lives back to normal, but it is a process that moves agonizingly slow. The magnitude and...

Did Tsipras Know there were Deaths on Monday Night?

The Greek government is under heavy criticism for the slow response of the state mechanism during the deadly East Attica fires. Now new testimonies imply...

Why Greece Mourns So Many Victims in Natural Disasters?

The devastating fires that raged in Attica on Monday leaving so many dead, injured and missing and having destroyed whole towns brought, once again,...

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