Greek Islanders Block Access to Area Earmarked for New Migrant Facilities

February 14, 2020

MORIA, Lesbos – Residents of the island of Lesbos on Friday blocked off access to the Karava-Kavakli location in Madamados, where land has been requisitioned by the government to build refugee detention facilities.

The move will reportedly last for 48 hours and could mean the shutdown of the local landfill, as waste collection trucks were unable to access the area.

Municipal vehicles were also reportedly used to block access, while only farmers who farms there were allowed through.


ATHENS – Internationally acclaimed and widely translated Greek author Vassilis Vassilikos, a former MP and Ambassador of Greece to UNESCO, died on Thursday at the age of 90.

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FALMOUTH, MA – The police in Falmouth have identified the victim in an accident involving a car plunging into the ocean on February 20, NBC10 Boston reported.


Echoes of Asia Minor: Life, Catastrophe and Resilience Opens at Consulate in NYC

NEW YORK – Consul General of Greece in New York Dinos Konstantinou in collaboration with the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America hosted the opening reception of the moving exhibition Echoes of Asia Minor: Life, Catastrophe and Resilience on November 29 at the Consulate General of Greece in New York.

NEW YORK – The Hellenic Film Society USA presents Maria by Callas, the acclaimed documentary that tells the life story of the legendary Greek-American opera singer.

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