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  • Oldest Greek Survivor of Auschwitz Passes Away
    by Patricia Claus on 01/12/2020 at 20:09

    Esther Cohen, the oldest Greek survivor of the Auschwitz concentration camp, who became known as a “living testimony” of the Holocaust, passed away on Tuesday at the age of 96. The Ioannina-born Jewish woman, who had had her official camp number tattooed on her left arm, said in interviews that the number had also been

  • Greek Woman Elected as Secretary General of European Court of Human Rights
    by Patricia Claus on 01/12/2020 at 18:46

    On Tuesday, 53-year-old Marialena Tsirli became the very first woman to become Secretary General of the European Court of Human Rights. The native of Greece, who was born in Thessaloniki, was sworn in yesterday. Succeeding Briton Rodrick Lindell, she will remain in the post at the ECHR for five years. A graduate of the Hellenic

  • Over 100 Deaths in Greece as New Covid Cases Number 2,199 Tuesday
    by Anna Wichmann on 01/12/2020 at 18:09

    A total of 2,199 new cases of Covid-19 were diagnosed in Greece and the deaths of 111 people with the virus were announced on Tuesday. A total of 596 patients with Covid-19 are currently intubated in Greece’s intensive care units. The ICUs around the country are under immense strain, particularly in northern Greece, due to

  • US Sees Greece as Regional Hub for Innovation and Entrepreneurship
    by Tasos Kokkinidis on 01/12/2020 at 16:09

    US Ambassador to Greece Geoffrey Pyatt said on Tuesday that Greece can progress economically and technologically and become a regional hub for innovation and entrepreneurship. Speaking to the President of the American-Hellenic Chamber, Nikolaos Bakatselos, at the 31st annual Greek Economic Summit (GES), Pyatt said that the challenge going forward is to unleash the power

  • December Welcomed by Greece’s First Snowfall
    by Anna Wichmann on 01/12/2020 at 15:39

    The first snow of the holiday season fell in Northern Greece late Monday night, sprinkling towns outside of Thessaloniki and Komotini with a light layer of delicate flakes. While temperatures have begun to fall across the country, the air is particularly frosty in northern Greece. In the center of Thessaloniki, temperatures remained below five degrees

  • OECD Says Greek Economy to Begin Recovery in 2021 in New Report
    by Patricia Claus on 01/12/2020 at 14:20

    In an overall positive report regarding the prospects for the Greek economy, the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) reported on Tuesday that although the economy will contract by 10 percent in 2020 due to the ramifications of the coronavirus, it is set to recover gradually in 2021. The OECD’s Economic Outlook report stated that

  • Pandemic Causes Online Sales in Greece to Soar to 15 Billion Euros in 2020
    by Patricia Claus on 01/12/2020 at 13:57

    Profits from online sales are expected to triple this year, totaling 15 billion euros in 2020, the Hellenic Confederation of Commerce and Entrepreneurship said in a survey released on Monday. The astounding figures are of course a result of the pandemic, but this welcome growth is unfortunately not equally distributed among all retail businesses, according

  • Crete Celebrates Union with Greece On December 1st
    by Philip Chrysopoulos on 01/12/2020 at 11:33

    On December 1st, 1913, the island of Crete was officially integrated into the Greek state, after exactly one month earlier, Sultan Mehmet V had relinquished all sovereignty over the island. Crete’s liberation from Ottoman rule was a violent struggle that lasted close to a century and cost a great deal of blood to gain, as

  • Former Google Executive Steve Vranakis Leaves Greek Government
    by Tasos Kokkinidis on 01/12/2020 at 09:30

    Greek PM Kyriakos Mitsotakis announced on Tuesday that former Google executive Steve Vranakis has completed his mission in the government as Chief Creative Officer and will now pursue his career in the private sector. In a statement, the Premier thanked Vranakis for “his extremely valuable contribution” and stressed that his office will continue to draw

  • Mural Paying Tribute to Diego Maradona Appears in Thessaloniki
    by Tasos Kokkinidis on 01/12/2020 at 06:32

    A Greek artist and football fan in the Kalamaria neighborhood of Thessaloniki has created a magnificent work of art in honor of the late Diego Maradona. The realistic mural, created on the wall of the local football ground, is another tribute to a beloved man who was arguably the greatest player in the history of

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