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Letter from Athens: Greece Needs to Keep Out Real Criminals, Not Refugees

Letter from Athens: Greece Needs to Keep Out Real Criminals, Not Refugees

While you were snug at home, watching a football game or your favorite TV show in the United States in December, 2020 – while the coronavirus was raging – Hanad Abdi Mohammad was trying to save the lives of 31 refugees off the coast of Lesbos.
Letter from Athens: You Can’t Loan The Marbles, The Essence of Greekness

Letter from Athens: You Can’t Loan The Marbles, The Essence of Greekness

There's been more trial balloons over Athens about the prospect of the stolen Parthenon Marbles kept by the thieves of the British Museum being returned to Greece than Turkish drones, and almost as worrying.
Letter from Athens: The Rebel Without a Clue: Varoufakis’ Left-Out Dream

Letter from Athens: The Rebel Without a Clue: Varoufakis’ Left-Out Dream

How did the acclaimed Greek-French film director Costa-Gavras get from Z to Zero, from the riveting 1969 political drama loosely based on the 1963 assassination of Greek left-wing activist Gregoris Lambrakis, to Adults in the Room, with the second-rate economist politician Yanis ‘Crock Star’ Varoufakis?When you think of Z, you think of Mikis Theodorakis' pulsating music driving it fast and furious.
Letter from Athens: Meet The New Year, Same as the Old Year – Skip to 2024

Letter from Athens: Meet The New Year, Same as the Old Year – Skip to 2024

Phew, 2022 couldn't end fast enough for a lot of people in Greece, the ones who were most affected – as always – with struggles to make ends meet while the rich and privileged prospered and profited, as the late singer Leonard Cohen, who spent a lot of time on Hydra, famously put it.
Letter from Athens: Knives Out: Greece’s Stalking Horse 2023 Campaign Race Begins

Letter from Athens: Knives Out: Greece’s Stalking Horse 2023 Campaign Race Begins

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Letter from Athens: The Curious Corruption Case of Eva Kaili Rocks PASOK

Letter from Athens: The Curious Corruption Case of Eva Kaili Rocks PASOK

Maybe Eva Kaili, now an ex-Vice President of the European Parliament and booted from Greece's red-faced PASOK Anti-Socialists, facing charges of taking bribes from Qatar, has a logical explanation why police said she had 150,000 euros in her Brussels home and her father had 600,000 more in a suitcase at a hotel.
Letter from Athens: Dead in the Water: Refugees Haunt Greece, EU, Turkey

Letter from Athens: Dead in the Water: Refugees Haunt Greece, EU, Turkey

This is the kind of stuff that’s right out of a vision from hell in a Poe poem, especially since it happened on an October night in a most immemorial year – for refugees and migrants trying to reach Greece.
The National Herald: Your Eyewitness to Greece’s Crises, Comeback

The National Herald: Your Eyewitness to Greece’s Crises, Comeback

For a quarter of a century, The National Herald English edition has been a paper – and now a website – of record for the Greek-American community and the entire Hellenic Diaspora, but it has also left an imprint in Greece and Cyprus with reporting covering crucial periods of change.
Letter from Athens: Will Turkey Annex Occupied Cyprus? Erdogan’s Big Call

Letter from Athens: Will Turkey Annex Occupied Cyprus? Erdogan’s Big Call

Watching Russia effortlessly annex four Ukrainian territories and fully understanding that the Useless Nations, Eunuch Union, and the NATO Defenseless Alliance would do nothing, Turkish Sultan President Recep Tayyip Erdogan is sniffing around Cyprus.
Letter from Athens: Only One Place in Greece for Muslims to Bury Dead

Letter from Athens: Only One Place in Greece for Muslims to Bury Dead

First they were denied a real place of worship in a country which demands religious tolerance for Greek Orthodoxy abroad but not for other religions in Greece, lip service aside.

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