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Letter from Athens: Inquisition: Spain’s Turkish Arms Deal Betrays Greece

Letter from Athens: Inquisition: Spain’s Turkish Arms Deal Betrays Greece

Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez can try to spin his country’s agreement to sell weapons to Turkey and a possible defense agreement any way he wants, but it’s still a betrayal of the European Union and Greece.
Letter from Athens: Why Greek Food is Better Than Italian – It’s Simple

Letter from Athens: Why Greek Food is Better Than Italian – It’s Simple

First, my late father made the world’s best spanakopita, an issue which sets off raging debate between challengers who think theirs is better than anyone else’s, so maybe we need a Cook-Off to settle it in the Diaspora.
Letter from Athens: Why The Tourists Just Keep Coming to Greece

Letter from Athens: Why The Tourists Just Keep Coming to Greece

Adding to plaudits as it became the world's tourism hot spot in 2021, despite a now resurging COVID-19 pandemic, Greece was rated, along with Ireland, the second-best tourist destination in Europe, after Italy.
Letter from Athens: Merkel and The Damage Done to Greeks Irrevocable 

Letter from Athens: Merkel and The Damage Done to Greeks Irrevocable 

This time, German Chancellor Angela’“Dominatrix’ Merkel came to Athens without facing protests, as she did in 2012 when furious Greeks were kept far away from her so they couldn’t vent their anger over her insistence on harsh austerity measures being put on them.
Letter from Athens: How Greece Lost Control of Pandemic, Anti-Vaxxers

Letter from Athens: How Greece Lost Control of Pandemic, Anti-Vaxxers

In the end it’s always about Da Benjamins – Benjamin Franklin is the face of the $100 bill – although in the Eurozone of countries using the euro it’s about Da Purple, which is the color of the 500-euro note that stopped being produced in 2019 in a failed bid to slow money laundering.
Letter from Athens: No Real High Crimes in Greece, Only Misdemeanors

Letter from Athens: No Real High Crimes in Greece, Only Misdemeanors

If you needed any more proof about Greece’s swinging saloon door justice it came when the jail cell doors opened after one year – of a 10-year sentence – for a troglodyte, Giorgos Patelis, formerly of the dismantled neo-Nazi Golden Dawn party.
Letter from Athens: They Started the Fires Still Burning Across Greece

Letter from Athens: They Started the Fires Still Burning Across Greece

There’s many a slip ‘twixt the cup and the lip in Greece, so don’t count on anyone going to jail or facing any real punishment yet, but just referring to trial 27 people accused of negligence during the July 23, 2018 wildfires that killed 102 people and nearly wiped out the seaside village of Mati was a sign there may be justice.
Letter from Athens: Turkey Pours Hard Rain on Greece’s French Umbrella

Letter from Athens: Turkey Pours Hard Rain on Greece’s French Umbrella

Relying on the French to back you up in a conflict is like counting on President Thump to watch your back in a street fight because both will be gone like the wind before you can say “conspiracy theory.
Letter from Athens: Good Intentions, But Athens’ Grand Walk Grand Balk So Far

Letter from Athens: Good Intentions, But Athens’ Grand Walk Grand Balk So Far

If you really want a great walk in a world-class city you can do the Seine River path in Paris; the Charles River walkway separating Boston and Cambridge and see a flotilla of sailboats; the Hudson and East Rivers in New York City; along Chicago's waterfront; or the Danube separating the two parts of Budapest.
Letter from Athens: Tsipras’ Pie in the Sky Vows Just Half-Baked Ideas

Letter from Athens: Tsipras’ Pie in the Sky Vows Just Half-Baked Ideas

What's particularly loathsome about major opposition Regressive Alliance SYRIZA leader Alexis ‘Two Face’ Tsipras is that he's a phony Communist like his hero Fidel Castro, not like Che Guevara, who actually worked the sugar cane fields before Castro left him to be killed in Bolivia to get rid of another rival.