Showing posts with label Greeks. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Greeks. Show all posts

Tuesday, April 24, 2018

Meds Yeghern - NO GENOCIDE: Trump Tightens Turkey’s Grip Over U.S. Policy on Armenian Genocide

Armenian Genocide
Armenian National Committee of America (ANCA) Executive Director Aram Hamparian issued this response to President Donald Trump’s failure to lead an honest American remembrance of the Armenian Genocide in his commemorative statement issued earlier today.

Wednesday, February 6, 2013

Man trampled as hundreds of desperate Greeks scuffle for food (PHOTOS)

A fruit and vegetable handout in Greece led to one man being trampled on Wednesday, calling attention to the desperate conditions in the crisis-hit country. Some 55 tons of produce was given away by farmers who were protesting high production costs.
The person was injured when he was pushed by a crowd trying to grab the goods and fell and hit his head.
The chaos was sparked when food stalls ran out of fruits and vegetables, prompting dozens of people to rush to a nearby truck.
It was an “every man for himself” situation as the Greeks shoved their way to the front of the truck, competing for the food that was left. The 55 tons of food was completely gone in under two hours.

Tuesday, December 25, 2012

Syrian Christians pray for peace on Christmas Eve (PHOTOS RT)

As disastrous civil war continues to ravage Syria, Christian communities across the country gathered to attend Christmas masses and pray for peace in the strife-torn land after almost two years of violence.
"I pray that peace and safety returns to the hearts of all Syrians," Heba Shawi, a Catholic attending mass at Notre Dame church in the Damascus district of Qusur told AFP. "I hope the smiles come back to children's faces."
Bishop Joseph al-Absi, who led the mass at the Melkite Greek Catholic Cathedral in Damsacus, prayed for peace in Syria, asking God to protect the country and it leadership, according to SANA news agency.

Sunday, December 16, 2012

Bulgarian Winter Resorts (Bansko, Borovets and Pamporovo) Expect Greek Visitors Boom

Nikos k. Bansko
Bulgarian winter resorts of Bansko, Borovets and Pamporovo expect to be the hit for Greek visitors for Christmas and New Year's Eve.

The Bulgarian National Radio, BNR, reported Sunday that Greek tour operators have registered interest only for short travels to relatively cheap destinations due to the debt crisis and all packages in Bulgarian resorts have been sold out.

Thursday, November 15, 2012

Greek protesters assault German diplomat

Greek protesters enraged by civil service lay-offs have thrown water and coffee at Germany's consul in the northern city of Thessaloniki amid chants of "Kick out the Nazis", police say.
The protesters also tried to kick and punch Wolfgang Hoelsche-Obermaier, the consul, on the sidelines of a conference on Greek-German trade initiatives on Thursday.
"These people haven't come here to help us, but to announce our death sentence," Themis Balasopoulos, leader of Greece's municipal workers union, who was at the demonstration, said.

Thursday, September 6, 2012

Blue on blue: Greek police face off in Athens (PHOTOS)

Greek policemen and members of police unions clash with riot police outside a riot police facility in Athens September 6, 2012. (Reuters/Yannis Behrakis) ........
 
Striking Greek policemen have clashed with riot police, after blockading their colleagues' headquarters in Athens.
Regular policemen joined a strike by firemen, coast guards and court workers protesting the latest round of austerity cuts in the crisis-stricken country. The newest budget reductions amount to more than $14 billion over the coming two years.

Wednesday, July 4, 2012

Κάμερον: «Θα κλείσουμε τα σύνορα στους Έλληνες σε ενδεχόμενο Grexit»

Η βρετανική κυβέρνηση προετοιμάζεται όχι μόνο για το ενδεχόμενο μιας ελληνικής χρεοκοπίας και εξόδου της χώρας μας από το ευρώ, αλλά και για το ακραίο (;) σενάριο της μαζικής μετανάστευσης Ελλήνων προς το έδαφός της σε μια απέλπιδα προσπάθειά τους να εξασφαλίσουν εργασία και προοπτική μακριά από τη χρεοκοπημένη τους χώρα!

Ο ίδιος ο Βρετανός πρωθυπουργός Ντέιβιντ Κάμερον, απαντώντας σε ερώτηση μικτής κοινοβουλευτικής επιτροπής, δήλωσε ότι είναι έτοιμος να κλείσει τα σύνορα της Μεγάλης Βρετανίας σε Έλληνες μετανάστες στο ενδεχόμενο η Ελλάδα βγει από την Ευρωζώνη.

Friday, June 8, 2012

Macedonia News el: Every Greek is an ambassador for Greece

I am a Greek, who was born in Egypt and who migrated to Australia with my parents at age seven. I always had the strong sense that I am Greek and I have always been proud of that. It was mainly my parents who cultivated this love for my country from a young age, however, I believe that what also played a big role is the fact that we lived, and still live, far from our country of origin. This has created the need to become more connected with our culture.

Monday, June 4, 2012

Macedonia News el: Aid for Greeks wanting to study in Australia ...

Macedonia News el
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(News from real/true Macedonia, Greece [1] , [2])
 
Australia 4 Jun 2012 (neoskosmos)
Education company Let's Go Study Australia has a new batch of seminars and courses for Greeks interested in studying in Australia.

The seminars will take place in Athens and Thessaloniki throughout June and aim to educate and inform Greeks on how to get access to education in Australia. Let's Go Study Australia has also set up two new offices in Athens and Thessaloniki.
To register for the seminars visit www.semifind.gr/StudyWorkAustralia.

Sunday, June 3, 2012

Macedonia News el: Glenti for top end ...

Macedonia News el
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(News from real/true Macedonia, Greece [1] , [2])
 
Australia 1 Jun 2012 (neoskosmos)
The Greek Glenti in Darwin is just around the corner, so be sure to leave the weekend of 9 - 10 June free to celebrate in the largest ethnic party in the Northern Territory.
The Greek Glenti, held at historic Bicentennial Park in Darwin, is a fun and vibrant festival where the Greek community shares their culture, food, wine, dance and music with locals and visitors. The Glenti consists of local and interstate entertainment and acts and besides being able to eat Greek food, you can see people wearing traditional Greek clothing, be enlightened by the Greek culture, listen to Greek music, and see traditional dancing and much more.
The Greek Glenti will be held at Bicentennial Park in Darwin on Saturday 9 and Sunday 10 June at midday.

Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Greek suicide epidemic continues: Debt-strapped pensioner hangs himself ...

A 61-year-old Greek pensioner has hung himself from a tree in a public park after succumbing to the pressure of crushing debt. A note in his pocket indicates he is merely the latest in a rash of economic crisis-induced suicides.
The pensioner’s lifeless body was found dangling by an attendant in a public park not far from his home in the suburb of Nikaia, Athens. The attendant also found a suicide note in the man’s pocket, The Athens news reports.
The man, identifying himself as Alexandros, said he was a man of few vices who “worked all day.”  However, he blamed himself from committing one “horrendous crime”: becoming a professional at the age of 40 and plunging himself into debt. He referred to himself as a 61-year-old idiot who had to pay, hoping his grandchildren would not be born in Greece, as the country’s prospects were so bleak.

Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Karlgroup ή Euromagnum; ...

Ενώ ο εκφερόμενος από τις Βρυξέλλες λόγος για τους προσερχόμενους στις κάλπες Έλληνες έχει αποκαλύψει τμήμα των προθέσεων όσων κατέχουν την εξουσία (πίσω δηλαδή από τους εκλεγμένους έμμεσα ή άμεσα Προέδρους), στο εσωτερικό της χώρας, ο κομματικός λόγος “Ιονέσκο” των μνημονιακών κομμάτων (σκληρού πυρήνα και ρεαλιστικής περιφέρειας) δεν αφήνει πολλά περιθώρια για αλλαγή της γνωστής, σκόπιμα υπεραπλουστευμένης, εγκλωβιστικής, τρομο-διλημματικής ατζέντας. Η κατάδειξη ορισμένων ιστορικών αντιφάσεων και η ανάδειξη ενταφιασμένων ερωτημάτων είναι -ίσως- ο συντομότερος δρόμος γι’ αυτή την αλλαγή. Συνεχίζοντας λοιπόν από εκεί που μείναμε (Βρυξέλλες ή Άαχεν;), ας θέσουμε τα νέα σατιρικά διλήμματα, συμβατά και με τη γλωσσοπλαστική τάση της εποχής (Merkozy, Hollandreou, flexicurity / ευελφάλεια).

Friday, May 18, 2012

Angela Merkel calls for Greek referendum on euro ...

By Damien McElroy, in Athens
German leader Angela Merkel last night called for Greece to determine its European future once and for all by holding a referendum on its euro membership alongside next month's general election.
The surprise suggestion, made in a phone call with Greek President Carolos Papoulias, was immediately rejected. "It is clear that the matter is beyond the competence of the caretaker government," the office of Prime Minister Panagiotis Pikrammenos said.

Thursday, May 10, 2012

The nothingness of 'I am Hellene' ...

This morning I received the following video* in my email. I must confess that watching it had a profound effect on me. I felt emptiness to the very core of my entire existence. It purports to show how proud modern Greeks are about their selves, in what I consider, a very disturbing way.
First some introductory remarks and then a few comments on the video itself.
Being raised as a Greek and having studied Greek history and literature, I have a lot to say about the country's interior, especially as far as culture and national identity are concerned.

Monday, May 7, 2012

Splintered Vote Throws Greek Politics Further Into Confusion ...

By RACHEL DONADIO
ATHENS — A day after Greece’s two dominant parties collapsed at the polls, the leader of the center-right New Democracy party announced Monday that he had failed to form a governing coalition, pushing the mandate to the second party amid growing uncertainty about Greece’s political stability and staying power inside the euro zone.

Not so ‘golden dawn’ for Greek parliament ...

Neo-fascist party Golden Dawn is set to enter the Greek Parliament. Exit polls in Sunday’s election show the extreme-nationalist organization has won about seven per cent of the vote – well above the required three-per-cent threshold.
­This is the first time in nearly 40 years that a far-right party is projected to enter Greece’s parliament.
“A new nationalist movement dawns. Hundreds of thousands of Greeks have dynamically joined the national cause for a great, free Greece,”

Sunday, May 6, 2012

Greek vote to tip balance in EU crisis ...

Greeks are casting their votes in crucial parliamentary elections amid a spiraling economic crisis. Analysts predict Greece’s two long-term ruling parties will lose their majority, potentially endangering the country’s debt obligations.
Currently opinion polls show no clear winner emerging from Sunday’s parliamentary election, however voters are expected to punish the two main parties that have alternated leadership for the last 38 years.
Typically the socialist PASOK and center-Right New Democracy take around 80 per cent of the vote, but this time there are doubts they will even get 50 per cent needed to stay in power.

Sunday, April 29, 2012

Grecia vota contra Bruselas ...

El ministro germano de Finanzas en una aduana griega: 
   “¿Nombre? Wolfgang Schäuble
¿Nacionalidad? Alemana. 
¿Ocupación? No, vengo solo unos días”. 
Es uno de los muchos chistes que se oyen en Grecia y, en vez de Schäuble, podrían protagonizarlo Merkel, Barroso, Juncker o cualquier europeo con mando en plaza, aunque los alemanes sean la diana favorita por las cuentas pendientes de la ocupación nazi en 1941. También hay chascarrillos sobre los afanosos funcionarios del grupo de trabajo de la Comisión Europea, que está volviendo del revés el Estado griego: los alemanes se encargan de organizar el sistema de recaudación fiscal; los franceses, de reformar la Administración central.

Saturday, April 21, 2012

Αρμενία: Μπλακάουτ για τις γενοκτονίες της Οθωμανικής Αυτοκρατορίας; ...

«Στις 19 Μαρτίου 2012, το αρμενικό κοινοβούλιο απέρριψε την πρόταση του κόμματος της αντιπολίτευσης «Κληρονομιά» να εξετάσει νομοσχέδιο που καταδικάζει τη γενοκτονία των Ελλήνων του Πόντου, των Ασσυρίων και άλλων εθνοτικών μειονοτήτων της Οθωμανικής Αυτοκρατορίας. Η ψηφοφορία απέτυχε λόγω έλλειψης απαρτίας». 
Έλλειψη απαρτίας ή όχι, είναι αποδεκτό να επιβάλεις σε άλλους το τι καταγγέλλεις για τον εαυτό σου; (Δείτε τις πολλαπλές καθυστερήσεις στα ισραηλινό η αμερικανικό κοινοβούλια σχετικά με την αναγνώριση και καταδίκη της γενοκτονίας των Αρμενίων). 

Saturday, April 14, 2012

L'Europe, le port de l'Humanité ....

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Nous ne cessons de critiquer l’Europe comme si le vieux continent n’était qu’un bouc émissaire pour notre pensée. Nous trouvons que l’Union Européenne n’en fait pas assez et que nous sommes dans une situation de crise à cause de ses prétentions qu’elle ne peut soutenir. Nous sommes persuadés qu’il n’existe même pas de dénominateur commun entre les États-Membres comme si notre vision était restreinte par les États-Unis d’Amérique. Malgré cela nous sommes tous Européens. Ou, peut-être, à travers tout cela, nous prouvons que nous sommes bien des Européens, tellement pétris de démocratie que nous en oublions les effets.

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