Winston Churchill

Stalin Square?

The lockdown restrictions in place combined with the Christmas break offer a rare opportunity for some reading. I recently finished a great book on the Yalta Conference before picking up a biography of Franklin D. Roosevelt.

Hungary’s Orban Tries to Give ‘Illiberalism’ a Makeover

But since Orban's ruling Fidesz party returned to power in 2010, it has become the must-attend event for right-wing Hungarian intelligentsia loyal to Fidesz.

It was a speech in 2014 that made the biggest waves internationally as Orban set out a vision for an "illiberal state" that became a template for nationalist-populists everywhere.

Nurturing a valuable friendship

The first Greek-British Symposium, at Nafplio last year, inaugurated a high-level dialogue between politicians, businesspeople, academics and other specialists. The aim was to improve ties that were already good and to look for new ways of cooperating in the challenging international environment.

How Greece saved Europe in the aftermath of WWII

Greece could have become a communist country in 1947 and stayed that way until at least 1989, even though many believe that on October 9, 1944, at the Moscow Conference, Winston Churchill gave Joseph Stalin a napkin saying that Great Britain wanted 90 percent of Greece and we all - including the Americans - lived happily ever after.

USD 473,600 for Churchill's Last Painting

The last picture, created by former British Prime Minister Winston Churchill (1874-1965), was auctioned for USD 473,600, reports bgnes. 

The auction was organized by Sotheby's auction house and held on Tuesday in London. The painting "Lake of Goldfish in Chartwell", created by Churchill in 1962, three years before his death, was estimated at 50-80 thousand pounds ($ 66-105 thousand).

Vucic recalls Serbia's ambassador to Britain

President Aleksandar Vucic has signed a decree to recall Serbia's Ambassador to the United Kingdom Ognjen Pribicevic.

The reason for this has not been officially announced, Tanjug reported on Thursday.

Sources at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs "interpreted" the decree as "a part of standard procedures, as Pribicevic's mandate is expiring this year."