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September 3, 1843: When Greeks Forced Their German King to Grant a Constitution

After Greece gained its independence after fighting off the Ottoman Empire, the Greek insurgents called upon Ioannis Kapodistrias, a former foreign minister of Russia, to...

Ioannis Kapodistrias’ Cigarette Case Auctioned for €73,000

A cigarette case which belonged to Ioannis Kapodistrias, the first governor of Greece, was sold at an auction on Tuesday for €73,392. The auction, conducted...

September 27 Marks the Killing of Greece’s First Governor Kapodistrias

On September 27, 1831, Ioannis Kapodistrias, the first Governor of Greece after the Ottoman occupation, was assassinated in Nafplio. His killing robbed the country...

President Pavlopoulos: Unfortunately, Albania is Undermining its Accession Course

President of Republic Prokopis Pavlopoulos on Sunday sent a message to Albania from the island of Corfu where he attended the events commemorating the...

Five Youths Prosecuted for Burning the Greek Flag in Nafplio

The Nafplio Police Department on Tuesday arrested five young people who burned the Greek flag after taking it down from its pole. The five perpetrators -- a...

‘Regretfully, We Are Bankrupt’… Again; Debt And Default in Greece

Greece is the birthplace of dialogue, democracy, philosophy, arts and the first radical leftist government in Europe. During the last few years, and due to...

Greek Prime Ministers Who Died Poor

We often associate high-rank politicians with riches and lavish lifestyles. Especially in the years after the fall of dictatorship, the word "politician" is associated...

Born In Debt: Greece’s History of Borrowing

“From the beginning, our state had no other choice than to live on credit. We were born in debt.” - Gerassimos Notaras, head archivist, historical...

Lavrov Talks Privatization, Energy In Athens

Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov met with Greek Prime Minister Antonis Samaras on Oct. 30 at the start of a two-day visit to talk...

Hellenic Post Celebrates 185th Anniversary

The Hellenic Post (ELTA) celebrates 185 years of its existence, since September 24, 1828, the day that Greece’s first Governor, Ioannis Kapodistrias, signed the...

Psorokostaina a Real Figure in the Greek War of Independence

Greeks use the name Psorokostaina to describe misery and poverty. However, according to folk tradition, Psorokostaina was a real person and even a heroic...

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