The needs for migrant integration are greater and more visible both to the Greek public and the international community, and any solutions must rely on limited administrative capacity and significant political will, according to the Migrant Integration Policy Index 2015 (MIPEX) for Greece published on June 8.

The report’s findings rank Greece 27th out of 38 countries participating in MIPEX, and its integration approach is considered “halfway favorable.”

In particular, Greece has gained 9 points overall in 2010 with 3 laws facilitating naturalization, birthright citizenship and local voting

Greece could reach a deal with its international creditors if demands such as further cuts to pensions were dropped, Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras said in an interview with Italian daily Corriere della Sera, published yesterday (June 9). "If Greece fails, the markets will immediately go to look for the next one. If negotiations fail, the cost for European taxpayers would be enormous," he said, adding that "It would be the beginning of the end of the eurozone."

Greek Minister of State Nikos Pappas and Alternate Minister for International Economic Affairs Euclid Tsakalotos met with EU

Greek Finance Minister Yanis Varoufakis met with his German counterpart Wolfgang Schaeuble yesterday (8.06) in Berlin. There were no joint statements following the meeting, though the Greek minister described the meeting as long, productive and held in a friendly climate.

Varoufakis told the press: "… I believe that today's debate will help strengthen the process of the past days and weeks in order to reach a final deal." He also spoke of a "historic responsibility" towards the European people. "I told Mr Schaeuble our view that the deal offered is a non-viable deal. I have to say that Dr

Seven companies that operate in Greece are among the 100 European companies with the best working environment, according to the   Great Place to Work ® Institute.

According to the report, Microsoft, Mars Group, Coca-Cola, Novo Nordisk, AbbVie and Pepsico-Tasty Foods were awarded in the category “best multinational companies, whilst the supermarket chain Diamantis Masoutis, for the third time, was awarded in the category "best big companies" (with over 500 employees) offering optimal working conditions to their employees.

The award ceremony was held on Thursday, June 4 in Luxembourg,

An emblematic figures of Cretan music, Antonis Xylouris – known as Psarantonis- singer, composer and lyra player, contributes to the soundtrack of the awarded movie Loin Des Hommes (Far from men) composed by Nick Cave and Warren Ellis.

Psarantonis features on two tracks, in the vocals of the original score Far from Men and in the March. The film is a triple prizewinner at the Venice film festival, and is adapted from Albert Camus' short story The Guest.


The Greek government is expecting feedback on the proposal it has submitted to the EU institutions to continue negotiations on a political level, the government said yesterday.

Conversely, the plan submitted by the institutions to Greece cannot be accepted in its entirety, as was made clear in Greek Parliament on June 5, when Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras’ said: “We want a deal that is economically viable and socially just.”

Talks between the Greek government and its partners continue this week, with Finance Minister Yianis Varoufakis meeting with his German counterpart Wolfgang Schauble in

The Lupimaris - Wolves of the Sea project captures the lifestyle, tradition and maritime adventures of the last fishermen of Paros island as witnessed by Austrian photographer Christian Stemper.

Since 2010, Stemper has photographed 99 Boats and 31 fishermen, offering a historical account of a dying craft, and in 2014 he and his crew began filming in Paros, gathering interviews and photographic material to be used for the LUPIMARIS book and a video documentary.

"They're a special kind of human… For them, it's just the boat and the sea and the fish. Nothing else." said Christian Stemper

The first International Pynchon Week 2015: Pynchon on the Edge is being hosted in Athens from June 8 to 12, organized by the Panteion University of Social and Political Sciences.

Thomas Ruggles Pynchon, Jr., an American novelist and MacArthur Fellow, is noted for his dense and complex novels. His work, fiction and nonfiction, encompass a vast array of subject matter, genres and themes, including but not limited to the fields of history, music, science, and mathematics. After publishing several short stories in the late 1950s and early 1960s, he began writing the novels for which he is best

The impressive exhibition The Greeks: from Agamemnon to Alexander the Great has left its previous host’s premises, the Pointe-à-Callière Montréal Museum of Archaeology and History, and opened at the Canadian Museum of History in Gatineau, Quebec - the country’s most visited museum –on June 4. Showcasing outstanding artifacts from 22 Greek Museums, the exhibition invites visitors on a journey through 5,000 years of Greek culture, from the Neolithic Era to the age of Alexander the Great.

These important exhibits provide the opportunity to familiarize visitors with Greek antiquity, the artistic

A teleconference call between the Greek Prime-Minsiter Alexis Tsipras, French President Francois Hollande and German Chancellor Angela Merkel, was held late on Thursday (June 4). A Greek government official noted that the Greek Premier will be in constant communication with his counterparts to facilitate an agreement.

Earlier, the Greek government had requested from the International Monetary Fund to bundle all four of its June payments, totaling € 1.6 billion, into one payment by June 30.

"The Greek authorities have informed the Fund today that they plan to bundle the country's four June