ANNIVERSARY

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NEWS

Greece is celebrating 47 years of “a democratic trajectory” with the formation of a national unity government on July 24 in 1974 under Prime Minister Konstantinos Karamanlis, after the end of the country’s seven-year military dictatorship, Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis said on Saturday to mark the οccasion.



Military service members are reflected in the polished black granite as they visit the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington on Memorial Day, May 31. [Stefani Reynolds/The New York Times]
THE NEW YORK TIMES

A day set aside to honor the sacrifices of the nation’s veterans, Memorial Day 2021 was especially poignant a year after many memorial ceremonies – and many family trips and barbecues – were curtailed because of the coronavirus pandemic. Parades that had been canceled in 2020 were back in 2021. Services held online last year […]

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NEWS

Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis highlighted the vital importance of Greece’s European identity during the ceremony celebrating the 40th anniversary of Greece’s European Union accession on Thursday.

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IMAGES

Marking the 40th anniversary of Greece’s accession to the European family – then the European Economic Community (EEC) – Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis stressed Thursday that “Europe is much more than a fund, it is a common concept for life.”




A member of the Pontic Association, dressed in traditional costume, attends the events for the Day of Remembrance of the Genocide of Pontic Greeks in Syntagma, Athens, on Wednesday 19 May 2021. [Orestis Panagiotou/ANA-MPA]
NEWS

Pontic Greek Genocide Remembrance Day, which commemorates the systematic killing of Greeks who lived on the shores of the Black Sea by the Ottoman Turks during World War I and the subsequent Greco-Turkish War, was honored on Wednesday by Greek Parliament.

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NEWS

The leader of the main opposition Alexis Tsipras marked the anniversary of the Pontic Genocide, the massacre of ethnic Greeks who lived on the shores of the Black Sea by the Turks during World War I and the subsequent Greek-Turkish war, saying “it led to the death and uprooting of a significant part of Hellenism.”

Greece’s Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis arrives at the entrance of the Maximos Mansion to welcome Prime Minister of North Macedonia Zoran Zaev, earlier this month. The upcoming vote on the protocols of the 2018 deal between the two countries will present the Greek leader with a tricky political conundrum. [EPA]
NEWS

Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis on Wednesday marked the anniversary of the Pontic Genocide, the massacre of ethnic Greeks by the Turks during World War I and the subsequent Greek-Turkish war.


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NEWS

The Greek Parliament building will on Wednesday evening be lit up to mark the anniversary of the Pontic Genocide, the massacre of ethnic Greeks who lived on the shores of the Black Sea by the Turks during World War I and the subsequent Greek-Turkish war.

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NEWS

Foreign Minister Nikos Dendias on Wednesday marked the anniversary of the Pontic Genocide, the massacre of ethnic Greeks who lived on the shores of the Black Sea by the Turks during World War I and the subsequent Greek-Turkish war, tweeting, “We will not forget the 353,000 victims of Pontian Hellenism.” 

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A man lays a flower on the 11th anniversary of the firebomb attack on a branch of Marfin Bank in downtown Athens which led to the death of three people.