In light of the upcoming UK general elections set for 7 May 2015, the Elginism website has published The Parthenon Marbles & the 2015 General Election, a report which examining which UK parties support the return of the Parthenon Sculptures and which don’t.

The report consists of two surveys that present: a) the opinion of MPs in the previous UK parliament as regards the question of the Repatriation of the Parthenon Sculptures, and b) the views of parliamentary candidates from different parties in the upcoming election on the issue.

According to the report’s findings, with the exception of the
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The trial of 69 Golden Dawn members, including party leader Nikos Michaloliakos and 16 MPs, police officers and supporters, began on April 20 and was adjourned to 7 May. Most are charged with membership of a criminal organization, others are accused of murder, conspiracy to murder,, racist violence and weapons possession. The trial is expected to last more than a year.
  • Golden Dawn Watch
An initiative called Golden Dawn Watch has been set up to provide daily coverage and analysis of the trial. It  is organised by the Hellenic League for Human Rights, the Greek Observatory against Fascism and
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The 12th International Bookfair of Thessaloniki (ITB) is taking place in the city of Thessaloniki on May 7-10. This year the ITB will host a special tribute to the great poet from ThessalonikiManolis Anagnostakis and acknowledged critic, essayist and poet Zissimos Lorentzatos.

The Fair will also feature a special tribute to the Distant Voices (Voces lejanas) of Iberian - American literature with special presentations of emblematic writers, such as Gabriel García Márquez, Fernando Pessoa, Jorge Luis Borges and Eduardo Galeano.

Moreover, thematic exhibitions will explore the relation
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An important UNESCO international scientific symposium will be hosted on Santorini island, on November 5, 6 and 7. The University of Burgundy, which specialises in the culture and traditions of wine is organising its annual scientific symposium. The topics that will be discussed are the heritage of wine regions, their tourist development, the promotion of wine-growing traditions as well as the relationship between tourism and wine tourism.

The deadline for the submissions of abstracts is May 10. The official languages of the conference are Greek, French and English. During the conference, many
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The Sentimentalists (2014), a film by Nicholas Triantafyllidis, was awarded for Best Screenplay at the 2015 Mexico International Film Festival.

The poignant drama has previously been awarded for Best Music (video) at the Hellenic Film Academy Awards and for Best New Actor at the Athens International Film Festival for Haris Fragoulis’ performance.

The story is about two gangsters, Hermes and John, who commit the fatal mistake of being sentimentalists and pay a heavy price for it.

Official Trailer: The Sentimentalists (official trailer) – English Subtitles



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German President Joachim Gauck has raised the possibility of German WWII reparations to Greece. Greece has never abandoned its reparations claim for the brutal and devastating WWII Nazi occupation, while the German government has repeatedly rejected these claims.

EchoingGreece’s position, German President Joachim Gauck expressed support (on May 1, in German) said that Germany should consider its historical responsibility to Greece.

"We are not only people who are living in this day and age but we're also the descendants of those who left behind a trail of destruction in Europe during World
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As Greece’s Syriza government approaches its 100th day in office, a heated debate persists among international commentators on the political dilemmas and prospects facing the European project.

As regards the effects of a possible Grexit, world-system theorist Immanuel Wallerstein argues (The Greek Melodrama, or Who Really Wants What?, May 1, 2015) that many world actors (notably German Finance Minister Wolfgang Schaüble, who is focused on the principle of debt repayment) insist that a Grexit is something the Eurozone could endure, whilst others, like German Chancellor Angela Merkel, fear
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Athens University of Economics & Business (AUEB) offers a highly innovative MBA International Programme, fully accredited by the Association of MBAs (AMBA). Besides the general track (Business Administration), students in the programme can choose between the following 5 majors offered: Finance - Marketing and Strategy - International Business - Entrepreneurship and New Business Development - Technology, Logistics and Operations. 

Entirely taught in English, AUEB’s iMBA allows participants to benefit from a rich curriculum of more than 40 courses, a personalized Skills Development Programme, a
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A new bus line X80, Piraeus-Acropolis-Syntagma Express, was launched on April 30, which links the cruise terminal in Piraeus with the centre of Athens, in an only 30-minute ride. The terminal is Akti Xaveriou in Piraeus and the last stop is Syntagma Square. The new service operates in a circular route and the travel distance from Akti Xaveriou to Syntagma and back again is 25 kilometers (60 minutes).

The route includes a total of 15 stops that are located near major tourist attractions in Piraeus and Athens such as the Acropolis Museum, the Archaeological Museum of Piraeus, the
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Greece, Cyprus and Egypt are pillars of security in a wider destabilised region, Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras said yesterday (29.04) following the conclusion of the trilateral Greece-Cyprus-Egypt summit in Nicosia. The talks in Nicosia between Greece, Cyprus and Egypt aim at developing and boosting ties in finances, politics, energy and diplomacy concluded with the three leaders giving a press conference.

The premier said that they agreed to proceed with the delimitation of  exclusive economic zones (EEZ), where it is necessary, according to international law and the law of the sea. He
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