A tale of two Greek-Australian diaspora poleis

The Greek Orthodox Community of Melbourne’s (GOCM) Board of Management has recently commenced a comprehensive review of its Articles of Association, commonly known as the constitution.

Sarbanes: Erdogan accountable for Pyla assault

US Representative John Sarbanes holds Turkish President Erdogan accountable for the attacks by Turkish Cypriots against UN peacekeepers in Pyla and calls on US President Joe Biden to ensure that the crisis is “meaningfully addressed” by the United Nations.

Savas Tsivicos is new AHEPA Supreme President

Savas Tsivicos is the new Supreme President of the American Hellenic Educational Progressive Association (AHEPA), elected unopposed Thursday at the 101st Annual Supreme Convention in Las Vegas.

PSEKA calls for an end to Turkish occupation of Cyprus, slams ‘double standards’

The International Coordinating Committee for Justice for Cyprus (PSEKA) issued a statement on Thursday, marking the 49th anniversary of the Turkish invasion of Cyprus and urging an end to the occupation. Additionally, PSEKA criticized the international community for applying double standards in their response to the Cyprus invasion versus Russia’s invasion of Ukraine.

PM meets Archbishop of America

Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis met with Archbishop of Elpidophoros of America on Wednesday. The prime minister reiterated his support for the spiritual, social, and educational activities of the Archbishopric and thanked Elpidophoros for his service to the Greek community.

Voting rights for Greek expats

A new bill concerning the voting rights of Greeks living abroad is expected to be submitted to Parliament. As is known, a majority of 200 votes is required for the legislative proposal to be ratified.

PSEKA calls for halt on sale of F-16s to Turkey

The International Coordinating Committee for Justice for Cyprus (PSEKA) released a statement on Wednesday calling upon Chairman of the United States Senate Committee on Foreign Relations to block the sale of F-16 fighter jets to Turkey.

‘For us, freedom is not self-evident’

On the evening of March 11, 2023, the eve of the municipal elections in neighboring Albania, the then candidate for mayor of Himare, ethnic Greek Fredi Beleri, and his aide, Pantelis Kokavesis, were arrested by the police for allegedly attempting to buy votes. Almost two months later, and while he has already been elected mayor, Beleri remains in pre-trial detention.

Diaspora vote confirms New Democracy lead

With all 17,258 valid votes cast by Greek citizens abroad in Sunday’s general election, conservative New Democracy emerged as the most popular party overseas with 43.23% of the vote, a slight increase on its 42.62% share in the May election.

New Democracy dominates diaspora vote

New Democracy is leading in the vote of Greeks living overseas, as counting of ballot boxes from the 35 countries where polling stations were set up continues.

Greeks abroad go to the polls

Over 25,600 Greeks living abroad go to the polls Saturday, the second time that the diaspora can participate in national elections in their place of residence.

Deep appreciation for Greece in Washington

“We live in an increasingly hostile and unpredictable world, so it is crucial to nurture strong alliances with countries that share the same values. The relationship between Greece and the United States…emerges as a critical partnership in the Eastern Mediterranean,” says John Sarbanes.