Increased Civil Marriages Due to Financial Crisis

It was 1982 when Andreas Papandreou's government caused quite a stir in traditionally Orthodox Greece by legalizing civil marriage. At first, only a few couples chose a civil ceremony because...

Greek Major General Retires to Cut Army Costs

Major General Ioannis Tsaknis delivered his “goodbye speech” to Greece's first infantry division Monday, and emphatically underscored the effect of the country's drastic military funding cuts. “I do not...

Tight Security Measures in March 25 School Parade

The school parade for the celebration of Greek Independence Day in downtown Athens was held Monday under tight security measures. Deputy Minister of Education...

Study Finds No Surprises in Greek Porn Industry

The Greek Porn Project is a recent study that for the first time takes a closer look at the “sinful” topic of Greece's porn industry. It...

Greek Crisis Leading to Low Birth Rate

Recession and rising unemployment in Greece has led to a decrease in the number of births as more and more couples are unable to...

3,000 Police in Athens for Independence Day

Tight security measures will be in place for this year's celebration of Greek Independence Day on Tuesday, March 25, with about 3,000 police officers to...

Seamen to Drop Anchor Over Unpaid Wages

The executive board of the Panhellenic Seamen's Union (PNO) decided on Friday to immobilize ships whose owners owe back-pay to their employees. The measure...

Defendants in Kidnap and Murder Case Convicted

The defendants in the kidnapping and murder case of 26-year-old Marios Papageorgiou have been convicted after almost two years of investigations. Petros Michaleakos, the mastermind...

Greek Teachers Occupy Mitsotakis Office

Members of the secondary education teacher federation, OLME, as part of their demonstration on Thursday, proceeded to occupy the political office of Kyriakos Mitsotakis, the...

Greek Family Lives in a Cave

A destitute 40 year-old man has been living along with his family under squalid conditions in a cave in Heraklion, Crete in Greece. As...

104 Flu-Related Deaths, 45 Patients in ICUs

According to the latest epidemiological data from the Hellenic Center for Disease Control and Prevention (KEELPNO), flu-related deaths now stand at 104, after two...

Kids to Hug Acropolis for Anti-Racism Day

  2,500 children will form a human chain round the Parthenon on Friday March 21 to mark International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination. Their motto will...

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