It would have been better if our political parties had been able to overcome their fears of postal and electronic votes, but the bipartisan agreement providing for Greeks abroad to vote in our elections is already a major achievement for our politics and society: for politics because it is one of the very few times we have seen broad consensus, and for our society because it is an act of unific
A cross-party committee discussing ruling New Democracy's initiative to grant full voting rights to diaspora Greeks reached a consensus, Interior Minister Takis Theodorikakos announced on Tuesday evening.
Lawmakers agreed that the vote will count towards the overall election result and that diaspora Greeks will be able to select among 15 (previously 12) candidates from a state list.
The United Kingdom is home to around 75,000 Greek nationals, according to research data compiled by the Greek Diaspora Project of South East European Studies at Oxford (SEESOX).
The study shows that, since 2010, when Greece's crippling financial began, there has been a steady increase in migration flows to Britain.
She had the playful gaze of the introvert who looks at the world with absolute extroversion. Dignified and truly talented, with an incredible sense of humor and sharp creative wits, Greek fashion and jewelry designer Sophia Kokosalaki died on Sunday after a brief battle with cancer. She was 47 years old.
Only two months needed to pass after Kyriakos Mitsotakis took over at the helm of Greece for the dynamics of its relationship with worldwide Hellenism to change. He proved, once again, that a "yes, we can" attitude gives us the power to deal with longtime problems - if the right leadership is in place.