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Four more ethnic Greeks killed in east Ukraine; fatalities rise to 10 (UP)

Four more ethnic Greeks are killed in eastern Ukraine raising the total fatalities to ten on a single day. The Greek Foreign MInistry announced late on Saturday that four more ethnic Greeks were killed in Sartana, eastern Ukraine. Another four were killed Saturday afternoon in the village of Bugas, some …

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Greece evacuates Embassy in Kiev; Consulates in Mariupol, Odessa still in operation

The Greek embassy in Kiev is being evacuated, the Foreign Ministry in Athens announced on Friday citing “rapid deterioration of the security situation” in the Ukrainian capital. In a statement issued on Friday afternoon, the Foreign Ministry said that the Ambassador of Greece in Ukraine requested and received approval to …

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Foreign Ministry urges Greeks in Ukraine to contact Embassy in Kiev (contact details)

Greece’s Foreign Ministry urges Greek nationals who are or travel to Ukraine to be in contact with the Greek Embassy in Kiev. In a announcement issued late on Friday, 11. February 2022, the Foreign Ministry in Athens lists contact details such as emergency phone numbers, e-mails and other information. The …

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US Embassy launches campaign to commemorate Greece’s War of Independence 1821

How did the American Revolution influenced the Greek Revolution of 1821? What was the relation between scholar Adamantios Korais and Dounding Father and third President Thomas Jefferson? What is the explanation for Philellenism in the USA? These and other issues are contained in the yearlong campaign the US embassy in …

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UK gov’t launches information campaign to support UK Nationals in Greece

The UK government has launched an information campaign to support UK nationals in Greece. According to a press release sent by the UK embassy in Athens to KTG, the vital information campaign targets more than one million Brits across Europe. The campaign aims to support and advice them to protect …

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US Embassy, consulates, US gov’t offices in Greece to be closed Feb 17

The United States embassy and consulate in Athens, its consulate in Thessaloniki, and all US government offices in Greece will be closed on Monday, February 17, 2020,  in observance of Presidents’ Day. This holiday marks the birthdays of American Presidents George Washington and Abraham Lincoln, the US Embassy in Athens …

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Minister for Public Order to send bill to Rouvikonas anarchists for …

Alternate Minister for Public Order Katerina Papakosta plans to send the bill for material damages caused by Rouvikonas to the anarchists themselves. Attacks conducted by Rouvikonas largely harm the image of the country but what they do are misdemeanor crimes, she added. In an interview with Skai TV on Wednesday, …

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Greek FM in Cyprus court over legal battle with Kykkos monastery

“Even the Turks have treated us better than this,” Greek Foreign Minister, Nikos Kotzias, said expressing his dismay about the attorney representing the Kykkos Monastery before the court in Nicosia on Monday. The monastery has taken the Greek state to court over an 8,000-squater-meter land plot where the Greek state …

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Greek police arrests attacker at Iranian embassy incident

Greek police arrested an Iranian national who stabbed an embassy staff member  in Psychiko suburb of North Athens last week.  Police arrested the 47-year-old man in Keratsini suburb of Piraeus on April 1st, five days after the attack. The man claimed towards police that he was hearing “God’s voice telling …

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One employee injured in knife attack at Iran Embassy in Athens

An incident with one injured took place at the Iranian embassy in Psychiko suburb of North Athens at Wednesday noon. According to preliminary information by state broadcaster ERT TV, an unknown perpetrator injured one embassy employee with a knife. Two embassy employees reportedly went out to check a suspiciously behaving …

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Greece takes over Egypt’s diplomatic representation in Doha

The Greek embassy in Doha will take over the diplomatic representation of Egypt after the country cut ties with Qatar. Greece responded positive to a relevant request by Egyptian Foreign Minister Sameh Hassan Shoukry, the Foreign Ministry in Athens said in a statement on Monday. Greece is at the disposal …

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