A summerless Greece?

A visit to the Cycladic islands provides ample evidence of the incredible increase in tourism. Athens is also feeling the change, with more than 16,000 visitors heading up to the Acropolis alone every day.

Europe plan for floating gas terminals raises climate fears

As winter nears, European nations, desperate to replace the natural gas they once bought from Russia, have embraced a short-term fix: A series of roughly 20 floating terminals that would receive liquefied natural gas from other countries and convert it into heating fuel.

Erdogan plays up diplomatic gains with eye on elections

A series of diplomatic wins, capped by the deal to resume Ukraine’s grain exports, provides some respite for President Tayyip Erdogan from Turkey’s economic strife and offers a blueprint of his campaign strategy for elections due next year.

Meeting Putin once again, Turkey’s Erdogan walks his own path

As Russian President Vladimir Putin and Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan meet in Sochi this Friday, up to 20,000 Russian and Turkish workers and specialists at Akkuyu on Turkey’s Mediterranean coast are pushing forward with what those behind the project say is the world’s largest atomic power construction site.

Greek quest to save on energy bills spurs island-owned renewables

Even with his 35-room beach-front hotel on the Greek island of Tilos close to fully booked, owner Michalis Kipraios worries his business might not “survive” sky-rocketing electricity bills, as the war in Ukraine drives up energy prices around the world.

The dramatic 38 minutes of a national tragedy

The ghosts of 1974 are still very much among us. What would have happened if the views of the “invisible dictator” Dimitrios Ioannidis had prevailed and if, on the morning of July 20, 1974, when the Turkish forces invaded Cyprus, Athens had declared war on Ankara?

Warnings of Cyprus invasion went unheeded

It was not a matter of instinct, he did not suddenly feel that danger was imminent. Alexandros Simeoforidis was going by the facts – and they were loud and clear.

A national research strategy

Research is the most important, if not the only source of innovation. Greece, a small country, has no other choice but to invest heavily in research if it wants to be competitive in the 21st century.