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Letter: Germany owes Greece $455 billion

As the Pan-Macedonian Union of Germany, we welcome the fact that the federal government has officially recognised the genocide during the colonial period in Namibia against the Herero and Nama. …

Life

What Greek epics taught me about the special relationship between fathers and sons

As a scholar of ancient Greek poetry, I find myself reflecting on two of the most powerful paternal moments in Greek literature. At the end of Homer’s classic poem, “The …

Hippocrates or Hypocrisy?

Say it ain’t so… Joe! It was 1919 and the world had just witnessed the bloodiest war of all time – WWI, which resulted in 40 million casualties and the …

Life

“A recipe for Daphne”, a novel of nostos, huzun and longing

How can you feel nostalgia for a place you have never lived in? A neologism, in the Greek language, the word was first coined as a medical term in 1688 …

Dialogue

The Greek state indifferent to Greek expatriates

Thousands of people of Greek background around the world wish to obtain the Greek passport. Is that good or bad? One would think that for a country like Greece, with …

Dialogue

Message of Archbishop Makarios on World Day Against Child Labour

Children are only allowed to work in the domain of their childhood innocence. There, to spend their time and effort; there, to shape the world of their dreams as dictated …

Features

The Greeks of Australia who are going back home

It would not be an exaggeration to say that, in the last fifteen years, Greece has experienced the largest wave of emigration in its history since the 1950s. There were …

Open Dialogue Series conjures images of forsaken Epitalio, all of Greece in one overlooked town

On the verdant slope of Dardiza, where the 110km-long Alfeios River forms its delta, survives a picturesque town which, during the Mycenaean Age was known as Thryon, and later – …

What’s in a name? How recruitment discriminates against ‘foreign’ applicants

Since moving from Pakistan to Australia, Mariam Mohammed has gained a bachelor’s and a master’s degree, co-founded a social enterprise (teaching financial literacy to women) and made the Australian Financial …

Mitropanos sings away every “Cloudy Sunday” during lockdown

“And here again”(1) – we are in lockdown. But this time, every “Cloudy Sunday” (2), “I will close my eyes”(3) and Mitropanos will “Sing me one more song” (4). The …

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