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27.08.2020 / 16:03

Thanks to police and military patrols, electro-optic sensors, radars, drones etc, Greece has managed not only to prevent the influx of sundry undocumented intruders, but also to count them, down to very last one.


12.03.2020 / 15:29

Few things are as ridiculous as bad taste employed in the service of chauvinism. We were reassured of this when we recently watched the players of Turkish soccer team Caykur Rizespor march onto the pitch in blue berets and camo jackets over the team colors.


19.09.2019 / 14:23

Whichever date we take as the launch of GD’s activities – 1980, when it was founded by Nikos Michaloliakos, or 1993, when it first appeared in the guise of a political party – the time it is taking to be defeated and fall apart has been anything but brief.


03.08.2019 / 18:40

So, instead of life, special police guard Epaminondas Korkoneas got 13 years. Not even 15 to match the age of his victim, Alexis Grigoropoulos, to represent – if only symbolically – each year of a life that was so violently terminated on December 6, 2008, on Tzavella Street in the downtown Athens neighborhood of Exarchia.


20.01.2019 / 19:16

For many years our main concern was to prove a given, namely the Greekness of ancient Macedonians, driven by the delusion that this would have an effect on the international stage. In other words, we thought that it would convince third countries not to recognize the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia (FYROM) as “Macedonia” and curb accusations of chauvinism against Greece.


13.02.2018 / 17:38

Despite all that has been said and written about the Novartis affair in Greece, it is all still at the level of speculation and, much of the time, nothing but malicious rumor.


30.01.2018 / 21:40

If we were talking about a basketball or soccer team, the term “good chemistry” would be just fine. It’s part of the sports lexicon, after all.


16.01.2018 / 17:43

It would be hard to disagree with comments made by the UN mediator in Greece’s name dispute with the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia (FYROM), Matthew Nimetz, who said Sunday that “there’s nothing totally new, there’s no new magic, we know what the problems are.”


09.01.2018 / 18:27

C.P. Cavafy wrote of the “great relief” of an open window in his poem “The Windows” – that is before slipping back into his familiar guarded melancholy and the fear of the “new things” the window may expose.