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Farewell Mikis!

Not firearms or empty threats. Mikis Theodorakis used the power of his words and his music to rebel against the oppressive junta regime in his native Greece. He passed away on September 2, 2021, to a hero’s farewell. A living legend, he was known world-over for his catchy score for Zorba the Greek, a film that captures the gen...

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Greece’s lockdown extended to March 16

Greece's Russian-doll like lockdowns within lockdowns now extended to March 16. Stricter measures to be reinforced starting Thursday, March 4 from 6am onwards.  All schools and retail stores to remain closed. Only supermarkets, essential services and food take-away services to remain open. What you need to know: As throug...

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Tilos steps into the Future

A decisive move towards clean energy has transformed tiny and tranquil Tilos from an ageing outpost to a vibrant community with an ever-expanding population; inspiring other isolated Greek islands to stand on their own feet too.  In an article in the Financial Times, Kerin Hope highlights Tilos' pioneering move to become an energy-indepen...

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Lockdown in Greece extended to January 7

The second lockdown in Greece was initially meant to last until November 30. An extension upto December 7 followed. The Greek Government has now taken the decision to extend lockdown measures until (and including) January 7.  The cases in Greece have been galloping since late October, necessitating these stringent measures. In practical terms it...

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Valery Giscard d’Estaing: Greece’s staunchest ally…and the one to thank for Syngrou Avenue!

"It was on his plane that democracy returned to our country and with his support that it joined the European family. With gratitude and emotion, Greece bids farewell to its great friend, Valery Giscard d' Estaing," Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis said, paying tribute to the memory of the former French President, Valery Giscard d'Estain...

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