Thirty-one Greek designers and international fashion brands participated in International Fashion Week, held in Athens, March 28-30. 

The 17th Athens Xclusive Designers Week (AXDW) is the official trade show of the Greek fashion industry, and it is held twice a year. Its goal is to promote Greek fashion in Greece and abroad. Designers like Eleni Kyriacou, Makis Tselios, Kathy Heyndels, Athina Korda, Topshop by Sotris and many more participated in this latest edition.

As every year, the New Designers Awards is one of the most popular events of the Fashion Week. Best New Designer award was
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The opening ceremony of China-Greece Maritime Co-operation Year took place on March 27. During their meeting in Beijing, Greek Deputy Prime Minister Ioannis Dragasakis and Chinese Vice-premier of the State Council Ma Kai spoke about the importance of Greek-Chinese cooperation.

Dragasakis said that the strategic relationship between Greece and China is a major priority of Greek diplomacy and that Greece wishes to boost bilateral co-operation in areas such as the economy, trade, investment, ports, and culture. On his part, Ma Kai said the Chinese government seeks to increase exchanges on all
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Air line services from Athens Greece to various USA airports, resume for the summer. Delta Air Lines recommences services from Athens International Airport (AIA) to New York’s John F. Kennedy International Airport, from March 30.

During the peak summer months, the company is increasing its operations between Athens and New York, with up to five additional weekly flights in 2015 compared to 2014. From May 2 the operation will be daily, with additional flights five times a week as of June 2, thus bringing the number of weekly services to 12 in the peak summer months.

All services from Athens
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The Hans Böckler Foundation, a think tank linked to the DGB (Confederation of German Trade Unions) has published a report by Athens-based university professors Tassos Giannitsis and Stavros Zografakis, examining the impact of the crisis and of crisis policies (2008 and 2012-13) on incomes, inequality, poverty and transformations in the social structure of Greece.

The analysis combines unemployment and income data and uses an 'index of despair' reflecting the pressure  felt by households struck by severe reductions in income and unemployment.

Findings suggest that large sections of society
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The organic honey produced by the Dimakopoulos family,Axion Esti, deriving from the black fir tree of Menalo mountain in the Peloponnese - theonly Greek fir honey with Protected Designation of Origin (PDO) - wasawarded twice at international honey competitions (BIOLMIEL), distinguished as first among 250 entries.


Axion Esti is light-coloured and evokes something between caramel and vanilla. This type of honey is produced by certain microorganisms on the trunk of the black fir. It is rich in taste and low in sugars, which makes it perfect for a Greek- style breakfast or honey sweet
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The exhibition "Power and Pathos: Bronze Sculpture of the Hellenistic World" opened at the Palazzo Strozzi in Florence on March 14 and it runs through June 21, 2015.

The exhibition features 50 works of the Hellenistic era (4th - 1st centuries BCE) from archaeological museums in Austria, Croatia, Denmark, France, Georgia, Great Britain, Greece, Italy, Spain, and the United States.

"Although all of these pairs have been shown together frequently in art history books, this is the very first time that any of them have been displayed side by side,” says James M. Bradburne, director of the
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Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras had a telephone conversation with International Monetary Fund (IMF) head Christine Lagarde on yesterday (26.03), during which he briefed her on the progress of negotiations between Greece and its EU partners, as well as the implementation of the Eurogroup agreement of February 20. They also discussed the so-called ‘Lagarde list’ which contains the names of possible tax evaders with undisclosed accounts in a Swiss bank.

According to IMF spokesman William Murray, the discussion also focused on the next steps in moving ahead with the IMF's support of Greece's
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Deputy Prime Minister Yiannis Dragasakis is on a four-day official visit to China, accompanied by Foreign Minister Nikos Kotzias.

On March 25, Kotzias met with his Chinese counterpart in Beijing and the two ministers discussed strengthening bilateral economic ties. Their meeting focused on the formulation of a joint action plan for 2015-17 and a series of proposals for cooperation in the sectors of economy, culture and education. There was also a detailed discussion of the European Union’s relations with the People’s Republic of China.

Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras is also due to travel to
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A whopping ten percent of total surface of Greek land is occupied by archaeological monuments of some sort. As such, construction or installation of infrastructural works would come to a halt if they approach archaeological finds. In order to protect the country’s cultural heritage and prevent complications arising, the Ministry of Culture announced that an archaeological cadastre will be available online in the form of a web portal by the end of 2015.

It will provide useful information to administrative authorities as well as citizens for better and faster planning. The volume of the registry
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Either in the form of praise or prize, every year, Greek wine earns international distinctions. With a millennia-long tradition, wine-making has become part of the Greek DNA. However, becoming an international player is a privilege reserved for the few producing countries which combine quality with familiarity. Over the years, Greek wine has gained recognition but many agree that the existing potential can raise the country to greater achievements.

Greece boasts over 300 indigenous varieties, among which Assyrtiko (white), grown mainly on Santorini island, Agiorgitiko, grown in Nemea in
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