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Renovation of Maria Callas house in Athens to host Opera Academy

The house of legendary Maria Kallas will be renovated to house the Academy of Lyrical Art Maria Callas. Mayor of Athens Costas Bakoyiannis announced last week. Located close to the National Museum, the 1500-square-meter Jugendstil – Art Nouveau Architecture – apartment building is considered as one of the architectural jewelries …

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US Congress sends Turkey message about overflights in Greece

The US Congress sent a clear message to Turkey that a NATO member-state should not carry out overflights against another member of the Alliance. The message was sent in the explanatory text of the Fiscal 2023 National Defense Authorization Act, or NDAA, which, however, did not include an amendment to …

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Impressive Christmas Tree Lighting in Thessaloniki (video)

The Christmas tree in Thessaloniki ‘s main square Aristotelous was lit on Wednesday evening, thousands of people had flocked to the city center to attend the festive ceremony. The lighting was accompanied by fireworks and a live music concert with Christmas carols and other popular songs. The 18 meters-long tree …

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Greece’s economy grows 2.8% in Q3 2022

The Greek economy grew by 2.8% in the third quarter of the year compared with the same period in 2021, but fell by 0.5% on a quarterly basis compared with the second quarter, the Greek Statistics Authority ELSTAT said on Wednesday. On a quarterly basis, the country’s Gross Domestic Product …

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Paligremnos landmark: Locals, scientists fight against hotel construction

Local communities and scientists vehemently oppose the construction of a hotel facility in the iconic Paligremnos Wall, an area of Plakias by Rethymno on the island of Crete. They have appealed to justice to cancel the building permit arguing that the construction would damage the “natural environment of great geological …

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Libya accuses Greece of imposing fait accompli in defining maritime borders

Libya has reacted to Greece’s decision to expand out seismic surveys for hydrocarbon south of Crete. The foreign minister of the Tripoli-based outgoing government accused Athens of exploiting the crisis in the North African country and imposing a fait accompli in defining the Libyan-Greek maritime borders. “Greece has conducted contracts …

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“Kilkis doesn’t exist”: Crazy conspiracy theory goes viral

“Kilkis does not exist” No one knows how conspiracy theories start but we we certainly know how they are spread nowadays: via the social media. No matter how crazy the theory and rumor, it easily goes viral spreading across one country and beyond… The new viral claim among Greek internet …

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Albanian PM Rama apologizes to Greek PM for offending remarks

Albanian Prime Minister Edi Rama apologized to Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis for offending remarks against Greece he had made recently. “I hope you were not offended,” Rama told Mitsotakis on the sideline of the  EU-Western Balkan Summit in Tirana on Tuesday. A day before the summit and in an …

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Turkey trolls Greece with a video on “World Turkish Coffee Day”

The official Turkey trolls Greece with a video on a self-proclaimed “World Turkish Coffee Day” and its the same time it shows how obsessed is with its neighbor and how deep is its cultural inferiority complex. In its video, the official Directorate of Communication of the Turkish Republic celebrates the …

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Greece weekly: 43,748 coronavirus cases, 154 deaths

Greece;s health authorities announced on Tuesday 43,748 coronavirus cases confirmed in the week November 28 to December 4, ISO week 48/2022. Media pointed out that many infected patients get a positive coronavirus result via a self-test and that they don’t even bother to report it to health authorities. It is …

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