- Defending The Ancient Concept Of The Sanctuary City
The ability of temples, churches, and indeed whole cities to provide asylum to individuals in need is an ancient concept developed by the Greeks and Romans, but also embraced by early Christians.
By Sarah Bond, Contributor. Forbes. Tue, 28 Mar 2017 17:00:00 -0400.
- Disabled Refugee Urges EU to Improve Conditions in Camps
Refugees in Greek camps are faced with many challenges, but those encountered by disabled refugees make an already difficult life even tougher. ...
Voice of America. Tue, 28 Mar 2017 13:14:10 -0400.
- Georgians Celebrate Visa-Free Travel Into EU
Prime Minister Giorgi Kvirikashvili became one of the first Georgians to enjoy visa-free travel into the European Union. He joined students, cabinet ministers and members of parliament on a flight to Athens on March 28. ...
Radio Liberty. Tue, 28 Mar 2017 12:59:00 +0000.
- Political Atmosphere Gives Cartoonist Plenty of Material
Political satire dates back to the ancient Greeks, 2,400 years ago when Aristophanes made fun of the Peloponnesian War. It's a staple of late-night American television talk shows and the editorial pages of most newspapers. ...
Voice of America. Tue, 28 Mar 2017 05:29:00 -0400.
- Georgian PM visits Greece when Georgians start travelling without visa to Schengen area
Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras welcomed his Georgian counterpart Giorgi Kvirikashvili in Athens on Tuesday, on a historic day for Georgian citizens as they are now allowed to travel to the Schengen zone without a visa.
- UN agency chief urges stronger cooperation to aid refugees' transfer from Greek islands
The head of the United Nations refugee agency today noted the need for more accommodations on the Greek mainland to help improve conditions at reception centres on the Greek islands.
UN News Centre. Mon, 27 Mar 2017 00:00:00 EST.
- The migrants 'trapped' on the Greek island of Chios
Five hundred people have come from Turkey to Chios, Greece, in the past two weeks alone.
BBC News. Sun, 26 Mar 2017 23:12:11 GMT.
- Four Cities to Ban Diesel Vehicles by 2025
The mayors of Mexico City, Paris, Madrid, and Athens say they will ban diesel vehicles from their cities starting in 2025. ...
Angus Mackenzie. Motor Trend. Fri, 02 Dec 2016 18:16:30 +0000.
Facts about Greece
The Hellenic Republic, also known as Greece, is a parliamentary
democracy located on the Balkan peninsula in southern Europe. Its
capital city is Athens, and its currency is the Euro. The primary
language of Greece is Greek, and the country's estimated population in
2007 was 10,706,000.
For more information about Greece, visit the
Hellenic Electronic Center website
and the Greece Background Note web page. For detailed maps of Greece,
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