“What did I do? I didn’t do anything. I just wanted to help the girl, who was wet and tired.” That is how Militsa (Emilia) Kamvisi had described her spontaneous decision to bottle-feeding the baby of a young Syrian woman who had just landed on the shores of Lesvos in the eastern Aegean after making the treacherous crossing from Turkey in October 2015.
The three-day tour of West Africa completed by Foreign Minister Nikos Dendias on Friday was deemed to have been crowned a success as countries such as Ivory Coast, Gabon and Ghana share a common understanding with Greece of what the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea (UNCLOS) stipulates.
The election of Nikos Christodoulides to the Presidency of the Republic of Cyprus is a new development in the island nation's political scene as it was done, for the first time, without the the support of the two major parties – Democratic Rally (DISY) and communist-rooted AKEL.
The downing by an American fighter jet of a Chinese “unmanned civilian balloon” – in Beijing’s version of events – which Washington insists was used by the Chinese military for spying, is an amateur rendition of a much older incident.
A building of almost unreal appearance strikes a contrast among the city blocks of Agios Dimitrios. Like a spaceship ready to take off down the straight run of Vouliamenis Avenue, it looks like something that has come from another galaxy.
It’s 1996 and Greece is on a collision course with Turkey over a cluster of islets in the eastern Aegean. Twenty-seven years later, one of the protagonists of the Imia crisis speaks about events that have never been made public before, in an exclusive interview with Kathimerini.
We’ve heard all about the mismanagement of the country’s railway system. We’ve heard all about the mess with the automatic operation and signaling systems, about canceled tenders and slipshod stopgap measures, about the waste of funds and the rampant corruption.
The deadly 2018 fire in the eastern Attica town of Mati has served as a manual for the present government in how it should manage communications in this recent tragedy. And the manual is titled “What Not to Do.”It says: Don’t claim to have control of the situation when this is obviously not the case; […]
A political scientist or philosopher could go way back in assigning responsibility for the mess of the Greek railway system, stretching to Theodoros Diligiannis, the populist demagogue and rival of Harilaos Trikoupis in the mid-1800s.
Constantine, the former and last king of Greece, who won an Olympic gold medal before becoming entangled in his country’s volatile politics in the 1960s as king and spent decades in exile, has died. He was 82.
Russia’s military operations in Ukraine will continue until the rights of Russian speakers in the country are “firmly guaranteed,” says Kirill Logvinov, the ad interim head of the Russian diplomatic mission to the European Union. In this interview with Kathimerini, the Russian diplomat says that Moscow’s aim is not to overthrow […]
Lost in the noise about the diplomas of actors, musicians and the like supposedly being “downgraded” to high-school level (a designation which applied only if they sought public sector jobs unrelated to their studies) and the subsequent compromise formula found after a meeting with Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis, is the fact that university-level programs in various arts already exist.
It is true that a gloom has descended on the holiday season again this winter, with a large part of the population continuing to be wary and mindful of the virus’ effects, particularly as it seems inevitable that the Omicron variant will take over by mid-January.
Athens’ future as an attractive and sustainable city will depend, no doubt, on a variety of factors – some constant, some impossible to predict. One of its biggest challenges, however, lies in attracting new residents back into its most central neighborhoods; the sailing appears to be anything but smooth, and obstacles – big and small – abound.
It was selected by an international committee out of a total of 10 proposals by award-winning architectural offices and had become the subject of great anticipation and discussion, but finally the draft architectural plan for a major renovation and expansion of the National Archaeological Museum (NAM) in Athens was presented on […]