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The Charming Winter Beauty of Greece’s Samarina (video)

Nature, local traditions, history, and the environment entwined — this is what can be found in the famous mountain village of Samarina, one of Greece’s gems. It is located at an altitude of 1,600 meters (5,250 feet), on the slopes in of Mount Smolikas (2,637m), the highest peak of Greece’s Pindos ra

GREEKREPORTER.COM - 2018-12-15 16:03:34

Musical Road Show Surprises Locals in Chania, Crete (video)

Residents of Chania, Crete’s second largest city, received the ultimate musical surprise as dozens of singers dressed in black performed a famous Greek song on Saturday. The musical roadshow was to mark the sixth anniversary of the artistic group Passe-Partout. Passe-Partout is made up of volunteers

GREEKREPORTER.COM - 2018-12-16 17:08:43

Chicago’s Historic Greek Orthodox Church Saved by Mystery Donation

A last-minute mystery donation of around $2 million has saved the Holy Trinity, one of the Midwest’s oldest Greek Orthodox churches, from the auction block. The donation came in on Friday, just hours before the church in the Belmont Central neighborhood was set to go to auction.

GREEKREPORTER.COM - 2018-12-15 12:07:04

Turkey: We Will Protect Our Rights in The Aegean

Turkish Defense Minister Hulusi Akar on Sunday stressed the importance of protecting Turkey’s rights in the Aegean and the Eastern Mediterranean. Speaking at an award ceremony in the capital Ankara, Akar was quoted as saying by the semi-official Anadolu Agency that “We will continue to protect our r

GREEKREPORTER.COM - 2018-12-16 16:56:44

Greek Farmers Start Protests on Monday

Greek farmers are planning to begin protest action next week as they were not satisfied, they said, with the results of their meeting with Rural Development Minister Stavros Arachovitis on Friday.

GREEKREPORTER.COM - 2018-12-16 16:47:00

Coinbase Supports Syrian Refugees In Greece With Bitcoin (BTC)

Coinbase is still going strong with its “12 Days of Coinbase”, a twist on the popular refrain and song, “12 Days Of Christmas”. It appears as though this is another announcement in conjunction with GiveCrypto, a nonprofit that seeks to distribute cryptocurrency to those in need as quickly and effici

CRYPTOCOINSPY.COM - 2018-12-16 13:48:29

Costa-Gavras Honored by European Film Academy (video)

Greek director Costa-Gavras received on Saturday an award for Lifetime Achievement at this year’s European Film Awards. The legendary filmmaker who directed classics such as “Missing”, “Z”, “Music Box” and “Betrayed”, was honored by the European Film Academy at the 31st European Film Awards on Dec.

GREEKREPORTER.COM - 2018-12-16 09:17:14

Greece seizes big drugs haul from Syrian freighter sailing for Libya

Greece has seized drugs worth more than 100 million euros ($113 million) after intercepting a Syrian ship sailing for Libya, Reuters reported the coast guard as saying on Friday.

MIDDLEEASTMONITOR.COM - 2018-12-16 09:17:00

Public Investment Program for five years

An Economy Ministry bill seen by Kathimerini will extend the national section of the Public Investments Program (PIP) from one to five years and place it under public scrutiny.

KATHIMERINI - 2018-12-16 18:47:29

Number of ‘hosted’ people has gone down

In just one year some 400,000 “guests” have vanished from the income tax declarations of Greek taxpayers; they used to be declared as “hosted individuals” staying rent-free in the homes of other taxpayers.

KATHIMERINI - 2018-12-16 18:42:00

Greece must prove it means business

As next year looks set to bring multiple challenges in global markets, it is important for Greece to convince international investors that the fiscal risk has diminished and to normalize its credit system, UBS Wealth Management Global Chief Economist Paul Donovan tells Kathimerini.

KATHIMERINI - 2018-12-16 18:37:25

Banks consider Italian solution for cutting bad loans and staff

Greek banks are examining various scenarios for ridding themselves of more nonperforming loans and reducing their staff, in an effort to meet commitments for a rapid streamlining of financial figures and cost reduction.

KATHIMERINI - 2018-12-16 18:30:19

Syrian refugee 'hero swimmer' Sara Mardini is out of prison. She plans to keep helping refugees.

Sara Mardini, a volunteer with ERCI, a Greek nongovernmental organization that helps refugees reach safety, was arrested on Aug. 21 along with its founder and head, Panos Moraitis, and volunteers Sean Binder and Nassos Karakitsos on charges of people smuggling, money laundering, espionage and partic

PRI - 2018-12-14 21:45:00

Kotzias: Let lawmakers vote freely on FYROM name deal

Former Foreign Minister Nikos Kotzias says lawmakers should be allowed to vote freely, in a secret ballot, on the agreement with the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia (FYROM) which he helped broker last July.

KATHIMERINI - 2018-12-16 17:30:02

Holocaust Memorial in Thessaloniki sprayed with Swastika

Unknown assailants spray-painted a black Swastika on the Holocaust Memorial on the northern port city of Thessaloniki's Eleftherias Square late on Friday or in the early hours of Saturday.

KATHIMERINI - 2018-12-15 12:45:22

CEO of Romanian Exchange Coinflux Arrested on US Warrant

Police in Romania have detained the founder and CEO of Coinflux, one of the country’s major cryptocurrency exchanges. Vlad Nistor has been arrested on a warrant issued by U.S. authorities accusing him of a number of crimes, including the defrauding of American citizens. A court in Bucharest is curre

BITCOIN.COM - 2018-12-16 09:05:59

FYROM’s PM hopeful Greece will follow through with Prespes Agreement

FYROM’s Prime Minister Zoran Zaev is still hopeful and that parliament will support the amendments adopting terms of the Prespes Agreement and that the process will be completed by mid-January.

GREEKCITYTIMES.COM - 2018-12-15 22:30:19

Meimarakis to lead ND Euro-election list

New Democracy leader Kyriakos Mitsotakis announced Sunday that Evangelos Meimarakis, his former rival for the leadership, will lead the party's effort in the elections to the European Parliament, in May 2019.

KATHIMERINI - 2018-12-16 13:36:03

US official sends clear message to Turkey over Cyprus drilling

In an exclusive interview with Kathimerini’s Sunday edition, US Assistant Secretary of State for European and Eurasian Affairs Wess Mitchell has sent a clear message to Ankara not to obstruct drilling for hydrocarbons that is under way in Cyprus’s exclusive economic zone (EEZ), while hailing Greece

KATHIMERINI - 2018-12-16 12:18:27

Kammenos: President, party leaders could block FYROM name deal

Defense Minister Panos Kammenos has reiterated his opposition to the name deal with the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia (FYROM), calling on President Prokopis Pavlopoulos to summon the Political Leaders' Council and scrap it if the deal does not safeguard Greece from its northern neighbor's ir

KATHIMERINI - 2018-12-16 12:15:37