Wildfires highlight island personnel shortages
ANALYSIS

In mid-June a fire started on Milos. The island’s sole firefighter headed straight to the location in an antiquated fire truck, calling the head of the volunteer rescue team on the way.



Israel and Hezbollah faceoff raises risk of wider conflict
ANALYSIS

Regular puffs of smoke from missile intercepts over northern Israel and fires from air strikes in southern Lebanon are outward signs of a fear that the Gaza war may be expanding into a wider conflict, which analysts say poses risks for both sides.

Should I give Meta AI more access?
ANALYSIS

Back in May, Meta started sending out emails informing European users of Facebook and Instagram that it plans to use their public information to develop its artificial intelligence tools.

Content creator in search of political content
FIDIAS PANAYIOTOU

“How wonderful would it be to have a job where I could do nonsense and get paid,” thought Cypriot Fidias Panayiotou five years ago. And that’s how his YouTube channel was born.


What did Greeks abroad think about the postal vote?
ANALYSIS

“For us Greeks living abroad, postal voting has been a request for many years, a policy that not so long ago seemed like a midsummer night’s dream,” says Nicolas, a Greek who is based in London with his wife and two children.



Is Greece heading towards record-low voter turnout?
ANALYSIS

With just a few hours until polls in Greece open for this year’s European elections, one would expect that analysts and commentators would be preoccupied with predicting the 21 MEPs that will represent Greece in the European Parliament or deciphering the potential shifts that may follow in the country’s political landscape.

What do Greek Zoomers think about the European elections?
ANALYSIS

Europeans are heading to the polls for the 2024 European Parliament elections. Generation Z voters, the newest addition to the electoral body, born between 1997 and 2012, comprise a significant segment of the 366 million people from the 27 member-states eligible to vote.

How much does feta cheese cost in Greece?
ANALYSIS

Feta cheese, Greece’s world-famous salty white delicacy, has become the main point of contention in the pre-election debate, as political leaders cannot seem to agree on who better knows what it costs on supermarket shelves.


European elections: All winners, but no change
ANALYSIS

Two weeks before Greeks head to the ballots to vote for their representatives in the European Parliament, a reading of the polls suggests that several could claim to be winners the day after, without though any substantial changes on the political scene.


Europe Day marks one month till EU elections
ANALYSIS

The European Union marks its annual Europe Day on Thursday, but instead of the humdrum celebrations, all eyes are on the EU elections in a month’s time, which portend a steep rise of the extreme right and a possible move away from the bloc’s global trendsetting climate policies.

North Macedonia polls to test EU drive
ANALYSIS

Voters in North Macedonia head to the polls on Wednesday for the first round of presidential elections, in a test vote that could define the country’s EU perspective.


Greek economy surges after decade of pain
ANALYSIS

A decade ago, Greece was in the throes of a devastating debt crisis marked by years of austerity, hardship and unrest. Now, officials and investors say 2024 could be the year its rebound is finally complete.