Greek Extremist Parties Head for the Parliament

Elections on May 6 fascinate European journalists because after many years, there is the possibility for the two big political parties not getting enough votes, and...

Yet Another Idea to Restore the Deteriorating Omonia Square

ATHENS – A hundred years ago, Omonia Square was filled with trees and benches and was a beckoning oasis in the middle of the...

Greeks Will Stay Home for Easter This Year

In Greece, Easter is as big as the Christmas holiday in the UK or the USA. It's the biggest festival of the year, a...

The Elections, The Crisis And Why Greece Urgently Needs A New Solon

For the Greek people, the economic crisis has an aspect of ancient tragedy mixed with a bad theatrical farce, staged on behalf of Ms....

Dimitris Christoulas’ Political Suicide Won’t Change Anything in Greece

ATHENS – As crowds gathered under the tree in Syntagma Square where retired pharmacist Dimitris Christoulas, 77, killed himself because he said his pension...

Αn Insignificant Story of a Cup of Coffee

(Original story in Greek by Francesca Megaloudi) I had quite an insignificant experience yesterday while I was sitting in a café, in a so-called “chic”...

Too Many Immigrants, So Greece Rounds Up the Usual Suspects

ATHENS – There aren’t many Greeks left in Omonia Square, which some years ago used to be a rotary with a fountain and greenery,...

Vanishing Cyprus: Petroleum-Gas Fund of Cyprus

Cyprus, for one more time in its turbulent history, finds itself smack in the middle of international geopolitical interests. It also faces a barrage...

From George to Vangelis: Does PASOK Really Stand A Chance?

The white background with a green line, chosen as the background for his first statement as the new PASOK leader, is a good first indication on how Evangelos Venizelos plans to...

If You Invested in Greece, Sucker – You Lost

ATHENS -The professional beggars in Greece, the gypsies who rent babies and drug them to elicit sympathy and money, the regulars who’ve perfected their...

Greeks Choice Comes Down to Samaras vs. Venizelos: Elitism vs. Arrogance

ATHENS - Before he became a disenchanted Democrat and reformed racist, and as he ran for President in 1968 on the American Independent Ticket,...

Vanishing Cyprus – Consumerism

Unregulated globalization driven by an unquenchable thirst for consumerism can be considered one of the many contributing factors to the ravaging socio-economic turmoil of...

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