SOCIETY


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PANDEMIC

Violet light bathed the club stage as 300 people, masked and socially distanced, erupted in gentle applause. For the first time since the pandemic began, Israeli musician Aviv Geffen stepped to his electric piano and began to play for an audience seated right in front of him.



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ELECTIONS

A new online platform paving the way for Greek citizens who live abroad to vote in the next national elections back home is expected to go live by the end of February. Once it is up and running, the platform will allow overseas Greeks to register their details so that they can cast their ballot […]

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1821 ANNIVERSARY

On the occasion of the bicentennial of the Greek War of Independence, the Consulate General of Greece in Boston and College Year in Athens are delighted to co-host a celebratory lecture, under the auspices of the Embassy of Greece in Washington.



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SOCIETY

The Interior Ministry’s Citizenship Secretariat on Friday published the list of questions candidates for Greek citizenship must be able to answer in a new written exam testing their knowledge of the country’s history and culture.


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UNITED STATES

Endy Zemenides, executive director of the Hellenic American Leadership Council (HALC), expressed concern over reports that the US International Development Finance Corporation (DFC) is reconsidering its commitment to Southeast Europe, including closing down its office for the Aegean & Western Balkans in Belgrade, Serbia. 


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ONLINE

In celebration of the International Greek Language Day, the Greek Embassy in the US and the Center for Hellenic Studies at the University of Chicago are organizing a virtual public lecture by Professor Anastasia Giannakidou, Frank J. McLoraine Professor of Linguistics and Director of the Center for Hellenic Studies at the University of Chicago on Saturday, at 2 p.m. EST. 


Prison school director Petros Damianos poses outside the building of Avlona's prison school, north of Athens, Wednesday, Feb. 10, 2021. With Greece's schools shut due to the pandemic, all lessons have gone online. But the online world isn't within reach of everyone - and particularly not within reach of the students of Avlona Special Youth Detention Center, where internet devices are banned by law from the cells. [Thanassis Stavrakis/AP]
SOCIETY

Setting up a television channel from scratch isn’t the most obvious or easiest thing for a math teacher to do — especially without prior technical knowledge and for use inside a prison.