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COVID-19 has improved Greek investment prospects which are “better than they were five months ago”, says Greek PM

Greek conservative Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis met with with senior executives of the YPO (Young Presidents’ Organisation) via a video conference call. The event was attended by about 1,000 CEOs …

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Melbourne’s Cypriots mobilise to collect food for people in need

It is now the second week now since a food collection point was set up at the Cypriot Community House at 495 Lygon Street in Melbourne and the donations have …

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Yiayia, pappou in distress during COVID-19 because they want to hug their grandchildren

Grandparents have been especially affected by the COVID-19 restrictions. Unable to see their grandchildren and having spent Easter and Mother’s Day keeping a distance has been particularly strenuous. Neos Kosmos …

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Cypriot-Australian doctor banned from practising medicine after sexual assault of female patients

Dr Mario Athinodorou, 53, from South Australia has been banned from practising medicine for 13 years after being found guilty of sexually assaulting female patients for more than 15 years. …

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Greece opens up tourism to 20 countries as AEGEAN increases flights

Greece will open its gates to foreign tourists from 20 countries without tests or quarantine on 15 June, 2020. Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis spoke in a televised address, announcing …

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Archbishop Makarios issues Battle of Crete message that highlights unbreakable friendships

The might of the German air force and 22,000 highly trained paratroopers fell on the island of Crete this day (20 May), 79 years ago. Ranged against them were troops …

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Cretan associations in Melbourne commemorate the 79th Anniversary of the Battle of Crete

The 79th Anniversary of the Battle of Crete was kept small in Melbourne due to the COVID-19 restrictions. A wreath-laying ceremony took place at the Shrine of Remembrance. Wreaths were …

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‘There is no excuse for racism,’ says Peter Doukas, ECCNSW Chair

The peak body representing multicultural communities in NSW, the Ethnic Communities’ Council of NSW (ECCNSW), expressed grave concerns over increased racism and hate speech directed towards minority communities. ECCNSW Chair …

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Interesting facts from the Battle of Crete: 20 May to 31 May

1. Importance in history The historians’ jury is still out as to whether the diversion of German troops to the Battles of Greece and Crete ultimately doomed the invasion of …

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Victoria gears up to celebrate 200 years of Greek independence

Next year will mark 200 years since Greece began the struggle for independence and Victoria’s Organizing Committee of the National Anniversary is calling on the entire Greek community to take …