A year after the mass arrivals of refugees in Germany, the country’s Interior Minister Thomas de Maiziere talks to Kathimerini about the need to implement the Dublin regulations, the European Union’s relocation program, and the agreement between the EU and Turkey to stem migration flows.
“Are you roasting for coffee?” is a translation of how a Greek might say “Fancy a cup of coffee?” and is the kind of phrase that visitors who really want to experience the country and its people just love to learn.
Thanks to widespread promotion of its health benefits, millions of people around the world have taken up the so-called Mediterranean diet, based around fruits, vegetables, legumes, nuts, herbs, honey and olive oil.
Nearly half a million Greeks have left the country in search of better opportunities abroad since 2008 due to the financial crisis, with educated professionals among those leading the exodus, a Bank of Greece report has shown.
A new initiative aiming to map green areas in towns and cities has been launched by the Greek branch of the World Wildlife Fund (WWF Greece) as the country struggles to deal with the environmental impact of the lingering financial crisis.
“Imagine your backyard covered in trash. Wouldn’t you feel the need to clean it up?” asks Chrysanthos Chorbas, explaining how the Loutraki Divers group, headquartered at the seaside resort on the Gulf of Corinth, came to volunteer to clean the seabed of debris and trash that has built up over the years.
More than 3,700 migrants currently living in a makeshift camp in Piraeus are to be transferred to a reception center in Skaramangas next week, taking some of the pressure off the country’s main port and providing more humane living conditions for the migrants.
In September 2012 two friends meet up on the rooftop of a building in New York. Panagiotis Madamopoulos-Moraris is in town for business and Nikos Koumettis is an already successful senior executive at The Coca-Cola Company.
Government officials were on Wednesday night trying to find more places to host refugees and migrants as the number of people arriving continued to rise while limits on those leaving remained in place.
A cold snap that swept across the country Wednesday exposed delays in organizing adequate shelter for migrants sleeping rough in Athens and other Greek cities, with the capital’s central Victoria Square among the most congested.