Nikos Fotakis

Dialogue

Patriots and pawns

To say that the agreement between Greece and the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia (FYROM), that sees the latter changing its constitutional name from ‘Macedonia’ to ‘North Macedonia’ did not …

News

‘We have to produce locally, but think globally’

It’s been four years since Wines of Greece, the association representing the country’s winemakers and vine growers, first organised a deployment in Australia, and each year has been more encouraging …

Life

Kaliopi Stavropoulos: ‘Music saved my life’

Kaliopi Stavropoulos has kept her first guitar, the one she started playing when she was just a child, the scratch marks on one side paying testament to the difficulty she …

Dialogue

Is the Greek president afraid of the Greek Australian wrath?

As soon as news of the cancellation of Prokopis Pavlopoulos’ visit to Australia broke, the Greek Australian social mediasphere caught fire – here are a few comments gathered from the …

Dialogue

So, Alexis Tsipras wore a tie last week, and this means a lot

Some of us are old enough to have seen the theatrical movie teaser trailer for Rambo: First Blood Part II. It consisted of a sequence of close-up shots of various …

News

Eurogroup deal far from ‘clean exit’ Tsipras government was aiming for

Last week, the Greek government celebrated the ‘end of the memorandum era’ after the Eurogroup meeting reached an agreement on the final bailout program and an outline of the next …

Sport

Running on edge

It takes a certain kind of mindset to get to compete in a Marathon. It also takes hard training, resilience, determination, willpower and patience. It takes ten time these qualities, …

Dialogue

Will the ABC meet the fate of ERT?

There are coincidences and then there is this. My social media timeline had barely recovered from the flood of posts commemorating the five-year anniversary of the abrupt closure of the …

News

The strange case, and stranger arrest, of Artemis Sorras

In a turn of events that serve as a definition of ‘irony’, Artemis Sorras was arrested last weekend in the south-eastern Athens suburb of Alimos, after 16 months in hiding. …

Sport

Oakleigh left cold by the uneventful game between Australia and Denmark

The most vivid, remarkable reactions of the people watching the soccer game between Australia and Denmark last night in Oakleigh are not easy to put on paper. Not only because …