News archive of December 2023

2024 Is Here: Happy New Year!

Happy New Year, dear readers of!

As we step into 2024, we extend our warmest wishes for a year filled with hope, joy, and prosperity. May this new chapter bring success to your endeavors, health to your loved ones, and boundless happiness to your lives.

Greece rings in the new year

Greece welcomed the new year with fireworks and street parties at Athens' downtown Syntagma Square and other parts of the country on Sunday night, though global challenges were not far from people's minds, as the messages from the country's president and prime minister underscored.

Let’s put an end to violence

2024 must become the year that the government, the state and society finally start dealing seriously with violence in all its manifestations. We have seen what fan violence leads to, while organized crime is also running rampant, with assassinations and bombings becoming almost routine and being brushed off as symptoms of turf wars.

Wolfgang Schaeuble: A convenient scapegoat

There was no need for Wolfgang Schaeuble to depart this futile world for us to grasp that he was despised by a section of the Greek population. Germany's former finance minister was held accountable for what we endured during the bailout period.

Greeks and Albanians join forces to free trapped bear

An adult female bear was freed from an illegal trap thanks to the joint efforts of Greek and Albanian authorities and wildlife organizations.

Weighing approximately 90 kilograms, the five year old bear managed to survive deep in the woods for an entire week, caught in the grips of a steel wire noose, an illegal trap often used by poachers. 

Unlocking the Secrets of Ancient Ramnous

A place steeped in fascinating history and beauty, that has remained largely unknown to locals and travellers alike

SYRIZA leader reaches out to diaspora on US holiday

Leftist opposition SYRIZA leader Stefanos Kasselakis put the diaspora at the center of his new year's message on Sunday, while on a holiday visit to the United States.

Schools running out of principals due to workload

The number of principals at Greek schools is nosediving as many such staff have stepped down already this year alone due to the heavy workload.

Tension at funeral as ethnic-Greek mayor elect’s appearance cut short

Scuffles broke out between mourners and Albanian police at the funeral of the grandmother of Fredi Beleri on Sunday, after the mayor-elect of the ethnic-Greek city of Himare was kept in handcuffs and given just a few minutes to pay his respects.