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Greek Centre in red, Pontian Evzones, and lit-up buildings to honour 101 years since the Pontian Genocide

A giant-size banner is covering the facade of Thessaloniki City Hall in remembrance of the 353,000 Greeks of Pontos killed by Turks in 1919, while in Melbourne – Thessaloniki’s sister …

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Greece reopens the Acropolis along with hundreds of other ancient sites

Ancient Greek sites opened to the public again on Monday after COVID-19 restrictions had kept them closed for two months. Greek President Katerina Sakellaropoulou and Greece’s Culture Minister Lina Mendoni …

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Greek diaspora schools to test a new language learning platform by General Secretariat of Greeks Abroad

Too often, language materials for young Greek language learners abroad, are designed for younger learners and are simplistic for the maturity levels of the students. The workbooks appear dated and …

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Sydney community loses popular businessman, football stalwart

The much-loved supporter and former administrator of the Pan-Hellenic (now  Sydney Olympic) football team and owner of a successful hardware business in Marickville, Sydney. George Kefalas passed away on Friday, …

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COVID-19 wreaks havoc on expats’ efforts to meet tax deadline

When it comes to the “perfect storm” for red tape stories spare a thought for Dmitri Psiropoulos, who is trying to sell his ageing mother’s property in Sydney, while he …

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Turkey issues NAVTEX for the demilitarisation of Chios, Psara and Samos

A service of the Turkish Navy has issued a NAVTEX claiming that the Greek islands of Chios, Psara and Samos are violating the 1923 Treaty of Lausanne. The first report …

Pontian groups commemorate the Genocide with a memorial service and wreath-laying

The Coordinating Committee for the Commemoration of the Pontian Genocide hosted a memorial service  at Axion Esti, Northcote, to remember the Genocide of Greeks and Pontians from 1911 through to …

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Melbourne issues Queen Victoria Market vouchers for struggling international students

The City of Melbourne will issue retail vouchers for international students impacted by COVID-19 to spend at Queen Victoria Market and boost trade there. Melbourne’s $200,000 retail voucher scheme, “Our …

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Greece heads presidency of the Council of Europe and selects COVID-19 theme to head agenda

On 15 May 2020, Greece took over from Georgia as the Chair of the Committee of Ministers of the Council of Europe. The country will hold the rotating post through …

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Mykonos locals throw huge beach party defying Covid-19 restrictions

On Greece’s famous party island, Mykonos, locals decided to defy government restrictions and throw an ‘Anti-Coronavirus’ party on the beach. On Friday night, what was supposed to be a small …