The ‘Triodion’ period preceding Lent and Orthodox Easter has begun, and with it come fun and joy! Carnival season in Greece (Apokries) lasts three weeks and is marked by celebrations throughout the land, with music, dancing, masquerades a…

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As the situation over the migrant crisis in Greece and Europe escalates ahead of a crucial meeting of EU leaders with Turkey on March 7, the office of United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) warned that Europe faces an imminent humanita…

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Ithaca, Troy, Thebes…We all know of these places where a great part of ancient Greek history and mythology unfolded. Yet, sometimes yesterday and today are miles apart. What if there was a way however to bridge this gap? What if there was an a…

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Collective bargaining is a key means through which employers and their organizations and trade unions can establish fair wages and working conditions. Against the background of a deep economic crisis in Europe, wide-ranging labour market changes are…

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The crisis in Greece has brought out the best in many people, with numerous civil society initiatives emerging over the years to help the most disadvantaged. Amongst these initiatives are the Food & Coffee “On Hold” Campaigns for the…

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Innovation and Technology took centre stage at this year’s Mobile World Congress, the largest celebration of global mobile technology, which took place in Barcelona last week (22 - 25 February). The Mobile World Congress is considered the most…

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More than 20,000 migrants and refugees were stranded in Greece over the weekend after neighboring states to its north decided unilaterally to shut down their borders to migrant flows, as the European Union and Athens hammered out emergency measu…

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Eleusina, Kalamata and Rhodes were shortlisted on February 26 for the title of European Capital of Culture 2021, on the recommendation of a panel of independent experts evaluating applications from 14 competing Greek cities at a 4-day meeting in Athe…

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Since the summer of 2002, the Olympia Summer Academy in Greece, has been offering annually a wide range of specialized Political Science and International Studies courses in English for Greek and foreign (post-) graduate students working towards Mast…

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Athena Athanasiou is Associate Professor of Social Anthropology at Panteion University of Social and Political Sciences. She has authored the books: Life at the Limit: Essays on Gender, Body and Biopolitics (Athens, 2007); Crisis as a State of Except…

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