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How to turn the Greek ‘brain drain’ into ‘brain circulation’

The brain-drain phenomenon is not new and it has been momentous since the 1990s. It is estimated that over 250,000, Greek scientists, experts and professionals were abroad in 2017, with …

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Acts of Genocide: 100 years since the massacres

Approximately 300,000 Armenian and 25,000 Assyrian subjects of the Ottoman Empire were killed during the Hamidian massacres of 1895. It is estimated that 100,000 “Greeks” were also killed, although this …

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It’s time to vote – but there’s a feeling that we’ve seen it all before

Prime Minister Scott Morrison and Opposition Leader Bill Shorten made their final pitches to voters this week. One urged Australians that now is not the time for change so that …

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US Embassy in Greece vandalised – but anarchist group’s message comes through loud and clear

Passed by Ambassador Geoffrey Pyatt’s residence on my bicycle on the day paint was splashed on his residence. The wall was already repainted when I returned. The official response tweet, …

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Jabberwocky: A Greek babblement

I lament the absence of artful nonsense words in the modern Greek language, especially since such words have been with us since times ancient. Yet to φλυαρεῖν, ληρεῖν, φληναφεῖν or …

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If I were Prime Minister | Professor James Arvanitakis

Neos Kosmos is reaching out to stakeholders in the Greek Australian community and citizens at large ahead of the 18 May Australian elections. We are posing questions as to what …

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Ataturk’s famous words ‘part of the mythology of war’, but few Australians are aware of his dark legacy

I read with interest the article about a mother’s children returning home from primary school stating they were confused about Australia’s relationship with Turkey. Apparently a plaque had been presented …

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David Coleman: Coalition’s temporary sponsored Parent Visa

The Morrison Government has delivered on its commitment to introduce a family reunion visa, with sponsorship applications for the new Temporary Sponsored Parent Visa now open to migrant families wanting …

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How cashless programmes to support refugees’ independence can restrict their freedoms

The scale of 2015’s refugee crisis and the displacement of the Syrian population in the Middle East has led to a concerted effort to provide more practical and accessible financial …

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Shocking news for Cyprus and its defence policy

Ill-advised by EU and Western Powers (so as not to ‘provoke’ Turkey) Cyprus has shamefully opted to register Cyprus’s EEZ coordinates and its continental shelf at the UN. Failing to …