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The mediators of Crete's warring families
By Yiannis Papadopoulos
Christos Chnaris is an 85-year-old livestock farmer who has also served as president of the local agricultural cooperative. For the people of Livadia, however, he has always stood out for his ability to keep a cool head and ever since the 1960s they have been asking him to step in and solve differences between them.
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Athens civil society program set to receive 1-million-euro boost
Athens was announced as a top five winner in this year’s Bloomberg Philanthropies’ Mayors Challenge. The contenders proposed bold,...
Child´s tale of survival highlights tragedy of migrant shipwreck
She is just a few months old, yet her story is the stuff of drama. At just 17 months, Massar survived for three days at sea, cling...
GD withdraws to the shadows in Keratsini
“Golden Dawn is no longer cool in Keratsini and the broader area,” said Costas, a young man who experienced the events that follow...
GD expelled from schools
It would usually happen during essay writing class. In an effort to provoke debate among the students, the teacher would raise the...
Mayor’s efforts pay off as Turkish and Israeli visitors flock to discover their ‘own’ Thessaloniki
History professor Peled Barzilai pays close attention as a guide shows the group of Israeli tourists from Netanya around Thessalon...
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Mayor’s efforts pay off as Turkish, Israeli visitors discover their ‘own’ Thessaloniki
 
A solid campaign by Mayor Yiannis Boutaris and a number of travel agencies to promote the city’s multicultural past and attract tourists has met with a great deal of success. Between 2010 and 2013, the number of Israeli tourists rose by 358 percent, while Turkish visitors went up 226 percent.

Targeted due to their sexuality
 
A recent outing came to a horrible end for a gay couple when they fell victim to a homophobic attack. It was 6 a.m. and the two 20-year-olds were walking to Kerameikos metro station in Gazi, one of the capital’s most popular night spots, to meet four friends, all women.
 
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Lakki, architectural gem on island of Leros, finally gets due attention
By Giorgos Lialios
Travel brochures of Leros are usually filled with pictures of Aghia Marina, your typical island village, along with the castle, the churches, the windmills and the island's – rather ordinary – beaches. There are just a handful of references to Lakki, and these are generally understated.
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In the danger zone
By Alexis Papachelas
The geopolitical landscape surrounding Greece is undergoing major changes and it's time to analyze the situation before it gets out of hand.
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Athens civil society program set to receive 1-million-euro boost
By Nick Barnets
Athens was announced as a top five winner in this year’s Bloomberg Philanthropies’ Mayors Challenge. The Greek capital was recognized by the contest as having the best innovative idea for civic engagement.
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