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The hushed conspiracy

One of the myths recently circulating on the internet, a fake story, is that Greece's deposed monarch, Constantine II, who was buried on Monday at Tatoi, "never opposed democracy." This is false. The late monarch opposed it by his activities and constantly opposed it by his omissions.

A boring country

I am under the impression that sometimes Greeks are terrified at the thought of Greece becoming a boring country. We have this irresistible urge for quarrels and divisions, and embarking on adventures that are reminiscent of the past. Alas, in the past 49 years, Greece has become an almost boring European country.

Greece is the top choice for many Europeans

Signs are growing that Greece is strengthening its position among the world's leading tourism destinations, as traditional markets such as Britain and Austria are showing high demand for this country once again this year.

Greece expresses condolences over Ukraine helicopter crash

Greece expressed its condolences on Wednesday over the helicopter crash in a residential area near the capital of Kyiv that killed Ukraine's interior minister and about a dozen other people, including a child on the ground.

Putting an end to paperwork nightmare

Greece has taken giant leaps in recent years in the bid to abolish paper in the public sector and the notorious inconveniences it created in transactions between citizens and state services.

Economic resilience and risks for Greece

The establishment by the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) of a research center on Crete monopolized Secretary-General Mathias Cormann's visit to Athens last week. The center will analyze demographic and migration policies, issues related to the diaspora, as well as individual challenges related to the labor market and the population.

Athens real estate the most affordable among European capitals

A recent survey has found that residential assets in Athens, when compared to other capitals, are the most affordable in Europe. Kathimerini's Nikos Roussanoglou joins Thanos Davelis to look at this latest survey and break down what it means for the real estate market in Athens and Greece, for foreign investments into the sector, and for Greece's capital city.

Why aren’t seaplanes flying?

How many years will it be before seaplanes start flying in Greece? The answer is difficult. Since 2009 for all governments the return of amphibious aircraft, which can shrink the time needed to travel from Patra to Ioannina to about half an hour, has been a priority.

‘Modernization plans of F-16s vital for Türkiye’

Türkiye has to give importance to the modernization plans to balance the air power in the Aegean in case of Greece's new aircraft projects, retired Turkish Air Force commander General Abidin Ünal has aid, adding that Türkiye should also rely on its domestic infrastructure.

One of the most discussed issues recently is the balance of power in the air force between Türkiye and Greece.

Ambitious RES targets up to 2030

In the next eight years Greece will need to install nearly three times as much renewable energy capacity as that installed in the previous two decades to meet the upgraded targets in the revised National Energy and Climate Plan (NECP).

President decries delays in justice system

President Katerina Sakellaropoulou noted the delays and shortcomings in the administering of justice on Monday during a meeting at the Presidential Palace with the country's leading judicial officials. 

Sakellaropoulou noted the delays that reach even to the point of denial of justice, but also the large number of organic vacancies of judicial officials. 

New ESM head to visit Greece

The new head of the European Stability Mechanism, Pierre Gramegna, announced on Monday he will visit Greece in the next couple of weeks.

Cyprus had over 3.2 mln visitors in ’22

Cyprus tourism outperformed the first two years of the pandemic in 2022, but was off 19.5% from record year 2019.

For the period of January-December 2022, arrivals of tourists totaled 3,201,080, compared to 1,936,931 in the corresponding period of 2021, 631,609 in 2020 and 3,976,777 in the same period of 2019, the Statistical Service of Cyprus (CyStat) announced on Tuesday.

The Mediterranean diet really is that good for you. Here’s why

In the 1950s, researchers from across the globe embarked on a sweeping and ambitious study. For decades, they scrutinized the diets and lifestyles of thousands of middle-aged men living in the United States, Europe and Japan and then examined how those characteristics affected their risks of developing cardiovascular disease.

Power rate below 100 euros/MWh for the first time since summer 2021

Wholesale electricity prices have fallen below 100 euros per megawatt-hour in Greece for the first time in nearly 18 months.

The electricity rate for Wednesday has been set at €86.77/MWh in the Greek Energy Exchange, falling below the €100 barrier for the first time since August 2021.