University of Thessaloniki

Former President Christos Sartzetakis passes

Christos Sartzetakis, born in 1929, passed away today at the age of 93 after a long hospitalization.

He was born in Neapoli, Thessaloniki in 1929. His father, who was serving as a Gendarmerie officer in Thessaloniki - where he met his mother - was a Cretan, having been born in Kandanos, Chania, while his mother, who was born in Sklithro, Florina, was a Greek Macedonian.

Sarigiannis projects 4,000 COVID-19 deaths by end of year, total over 20,000

University of Thessaloniki Professor of Environmental Engineering Dimosthenis Sarigiannis is projecting that the peak of the current surge of the COVID-19 epidemic will be around 17 December.

"The environment will be difficult at Christmas," he said, with more than a touch of understatement.

Sarigiannis: Nearly 100 COVID-19 deaths daily, 700 intubated patients projected by mid-December

Even as hospitals are writhing under the enormous weight of the surge of the fourth wave of the COVID-19 epidemic Greek experts are expect yet another surge around Christmas, with an exceptionally high death toll, number of intubated patients, and number of new infections.

Impassioned plea from hospital doctors for immediate steps to prevent collapse of NHS

The situation at public hospitals (the only one that treat COVID-19 patients), with rough shifts of even 36 hours for exhausted hospital doctors and patients being treated on cots in corridors, has raised a series of issues that must be urgently addressed in order to avert a collapse of Greece's National Health System (NHS).

NHS on verge of collapse, hospital doctors demand immediate emergency measures

The situation at public hospitals (the only one that treat COVID-19 patients), with rough shifts of even 36 hours for exhausted hospital doctors and patients being treated on cots in corridors, has raised a series of issues that must be urgently addressed in order to avert a collapse of Greece's National Health System (NHS).

Tempest in a teapot: The attacks on Archbishop Elpidophoros and foreign policy stunts

By George Gilson

Those who are at all familiar with the Eastern Orthodox Church are well aware that Archbishop Elpidophoros (Lambriniadis) of America long before becoming leader of the Greek Orthodox Church in the US was one of its most eminent and respected hierarchs.

5.1 Richter earthquake 23kms northwest of Athens shakes capital

A strong earthquake measuring 5.1 on the Richter scale, according to initial reports, at approximately 2:13pm shook the Greek capital for approximately 15 seconds.

The first reports from seismologists indicated that that the epicentre was four kilometres from Magoula, 23 kilometres northwest of Athens.

Remembering Zolotas: A speech in English with all Greek words

Just two days ago was the birthday of the late Xenophon Zolotas, the patrician economist of international repute, university professor, thrice governor of the central Bank of Greece, and the prime minister of an ecumenical multi-party government in the tumultuous late 1980's

He is widely viewed as one of the most prominent Greek academics and public intellectuals of the 20th century.

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