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Why are people furious at Mayor Boutaris?

Last weekend, Melbourne got a new Lord Mayor. After a quick and rather uneventful process, Sally Capp managed to beat her opponents and started talking about implementing her program: extending …

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North Korea – USA: will this be the end of the last Cold War front?

UPDATE: On May 24, President Trump  cancelled his planned summit with the North Korean leader, Kim Jong-un, blaming his decision on a threatening statement from Pyongyang.The statement in question is the …

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Greek Pontian Genocide: A young woman shares her thoughts in memory of her loving grandparents

Imagine living with people who are your family, people you know and love and love you on return, people who are hard working and caring who have given of themselves …

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The holocaust of the old gods

Superficially, at least, Constantine Cavafy’s enigmatic last poem, completed just days before his death in 1933, On the Outskirts of Antioch, focuses upon an episode in the life of the …

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Why a name deal with FYROM must be erga omnes

Following a 25-year-old stalemate in the name dispute between Greece and the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia (FYROM), the emergence of a new government led by Zoran Zaev in 2017 …

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Definition shift

Some years ago, I was re-reading Stratis Myrivilis’ classic anti-war novel Η ζωή εν τάφω (Life in the Tomb), a harrowing account of life in the trenches of the Macedonian …

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There’s no-one quite like mum

It was an impromptu two-month visit to Greece that forced me to truly realise how much I value the presence of my mother. My parents had been umming and ahhing …

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Stolen figs, stolen spuds

I remember it well, particularly on a freezing day here in Chicago, though over three decades have passed. We anchored our boat at Molos, a small bay well south of …

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Sing a song for eurotrash

Yanna Terzi did not make it to the Eurovision Song Contest finals. For the national debate, this constitutes some kind of insult. It is not the first time it has …

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The Eurovision Code

I don’t know about you, but I am incensed but not unduly astonished at the poor reception afforded by Europeans to Greece’s worthy contribution to the Eurovision song contest. In …