HUMAN RIGHTS


Why are wineries around the world seeking this certification?
THE NEW YORK TIMES

Grape growers and wine producers have long sought certifications testifying to their sustainable farming methods or their commitment to protecting the environment. Far less attention has been paid over the years to how wineries treated the people who are doing the actual farming and production work.

In loving protest, Albanian lesbians marry unofficially
SOCIETY

On the roof of the mayor’s office in Albania’s capital Tirana, lesbians Alba Ahmetaj and Edlira Mara held an unofficial wedding ceremony on Sunday, a symbolic move they hope will promote LGBT+ rights in the conservative Balkan country.

It’s all about reputation
OPINION

Do we care what foreigners think of Greece, no matter their position or relationship to this country? Of course we do – and so we should, for the very simple reason that all we’ve got is our reputation.


Athens pushes back against  US rights report
NEWS

A shadow has been cast over the otherwise good Greek-American relationship by the US State Department’s report on the state of human rights in Greece in 2023, where, among other things, there is reference to allegations of mistreatment of migrants and asylum seekers, members of the LGBTQI+ community, and to the previous year’s complaints about the wiretapping case. 


Sakellaropoulou: Despite important steps, gender stereotypes remain
NEWS

Despite the achievements and progress that woman have achieved, “gender stereotypes, discrimination, inequalities and confinement in power relationships still remain strong,” President Katerina Sakellaropoulou has said in a social media post marking International Women’s Day.



FM Gerapetritis: Greece active in international debate on human rights’ protection
NEWS

Greece’s candidacies as non-permanent member of the UN Security Council and as member of the Human Rights Council will focus on close collaboration with all countries and UN mechanisms to safeguard human rights, Foreign Minister George Gerapatritis said during his address at the 55th UN Human Rights Council session in Geneva on Wednesday.

Mitsotakis to meet UN refugee chief
NEWS

Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis is scheduled to meet with the UN High Commissioner for Refugees, Filippo Grandi, on Monday at 5 p.m. at Maximos Mansion.


Europe’s bid to boost gig workers’ rights fails again
ECONOMY

Europe’s attempt to give workers at Uber, Deliveroo and other online platforms more social and labor rights failed a second time after Greece and three other countries abstained from voting on the watered-down political deal.