Thanos Davelis

Russia’s attempts to split the Orthodox Church in Africa

In 2019 the Greek Orthodox Patriarchs of Constantinople and Alexandria recognised the independence of the newly formed Orthodox Church of Ukraine. Since then, Moscow has attempted to undermine not only the Ecumenical Patriarchate, but also the Patriarch of Alexandria, which claims exclusive jurisdiction over Africa and accuses the Russian church of meddling in the continent.

Is postal voting a step towards deepening Greek democracy?

On Monday Greece introduced a bill that would allow for voting by mail, a long-standing request of diaspora Greeks and a measure that has been applied in almost all modern democracies. Interior Minister Niki Kerameus said the reform will make it easier to exercise the right to vote and will deepen democracy.

Congress focuses on Cyprus as Mitsotakis prepares for US visit

Endy Zemenides, HALC's Executive Director, joins Thanos Davelis to discuss the letter leaders of the Hellenic Caucus sent to US President Joe Biden calling on him to invite Cyprus President Nikos Christodoulides to the White House to commemorate the 50th anniversary of Turkey's invasion of Cyprus, and provide a look ahead at Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis' upcoming visit to New York and Chi

Marriage equality bill rattles Greece’s political scene

Nikos Efstathiou, an Athens based journalist and author, joins Thanos Davelis to discuss the government's proposed marriage equality bill, look at how it's impacting Greece's political scene, and touch on the broader public debate around the issue of marriage equality - including hate speech on social media platforms. 

A new era for Greece’s armed forces?

Greece's Defense Minister Nikos Dendias recently outlined a new approach for how the Greek armed forces will be run, calling it "the armed forces of 2030." Vassilis Nedos, Kathimerini's diplomatic and defense editor, joins Thanos Davelis to discuss the key takeaways from his exclusive interview with Dendias, and give us an inside look at the changes Greece is looking to implement.