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[Nick Wall]
SOCIETY

A giant puppet depicting a 9-year-old refugee girl will travel 8,000 kilometers from the Turkey-Syria border through Greece to Western Europe in a few months in an epic public art project aimed at sensitizing people to the plight of refugees.


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CLEAN SEAS

Seeking to ensure that old nets, ropes and other derelict fishing gear (DFG) doesn’t just end up in landfills, the Aikaterini Laskaridis Foundation launched the Blue Cycle recycling initiative in 2019.

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INITIATIVE

The article’s title is a new, important internet address I invite you to visit. It connects to a platform through which anybody who feels they belong to the growing community of innovative, creative Greeks abroad can participate in a dynamic network.

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INITIATIVE

Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis and tech entrepreneurs George Chatzigeorgiou and Spyros Magiatis from Skroutz.gr and Workable respectively, are among several distinguished speakers who will address the first international, digital, conference “Innovative Greeks” on March 2-3.




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ANIMAL PROTECTION

As part of the bid by the Athens municipality to provide care for stray animals, a digital platform has been activated, www.animalscityofathens.gr, where members of the public can state where and how they wish to offer voluntary assistance.

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CULTURE

When the allied Greek cities found themselves facing the invading Persian Army in 480 BC, it was an existential battle between East and West. Greece, representing all the values of the West, as we know it today, used its “wooden walls” – its ships – to face the Eastern invaders.


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SOCIETY

NBA basketball star Giannis Antetokounmpo has appeared in a commercial in his native Greece, released ahead of Christmas to urge people to observe public safety measures during the pandemic.

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SOCIETY

Through the first innovation event under the name “SUP Free Hackathon,” Lidl Hellas and the A.C. Laskaridis Charitable Foundation are seeking new technological solutions to replace some of the single-use plastics (SUP) that next year must be withdrawn.