Author: Apostolia Michaeleli

Marking three years since the ratification by Parliament of the extension of Greece’s territorial waters to 12 nautical miles in the Ionian Sea, Defense Minister Nikos Dendias said on Saturday that the country has grown in size, guided by the application of international law and the international law of the sea. “Greece is growing stronger by the day with modern and strong Armed Forces, defending our sovereign rights in every corner of the country,” he wrote in a post on X. Dendias, who was foreign minister when Greece extended its territorial waters, noted that the relevant bill demarcating its coastal…

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Marooned in the Mediterranean, this tiny Greek island has been a bohemian destination since the 1960s. But can its anything-goes culture survive? I spent my last day on the Greek island of Gavdos at Sarakiniko, its largest and most popular beach. But when I arrived, a new wooden sign dug deep in the golden sand warned me: nudity was now prohibited. Situated in the middle of the Libyan Sea 79km south of Crete, Gavdos is the southernmost point in Europe and, until recently, one of the only places in Greece where you were free to swim nude and sunbathe naked.…

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The war between Europe and China over rare minerals used in cars could end in Greece. Behind the headlines about the great dispute between Europe and China in the automotive industry – and not only – an even more relentless battle is unfolding in everything that has to do with some rare metals that are necessary for electronics and not only systems of all kinds. One of these rare minerals is gallium, which has excellent properties that make it particularly attractive in producing all kinds of electronic systems but also in producing LED lighting fixtures used everywhere, even in cars. It is…

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London, Dublin (1/11 – 66) Hamas is sheltered in a sea of civilians. Ostensibly a Palestinian political and military organization established in 1987, Hamas “governs” on the basis of having won a majority in the 2006 Palestinian legislative elections – defeating Fatah, another Islamist terror combine – before forming a government in the Gaza Strip, described as “…the world’s largest open-air prison” for its Palestinian inhabitants. So why don’t the Palestinians, having been robbed of their ancient lands, simply up and move somewhere else? It is telling that none of the Islamic nations surrounding Israel care to admit any more…

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Brussels, Frankfurt (10/11 -12) Words like ‘neocolonialism’ and ‘neo-imperialists’ are being tossed around by spokesmen of freshly-installed military regimes in Central and West Africa – but the language of their pronouncements is French, reflecting the centuries of invasion, cooperation, exploitation and alliance of France in the Sahel. Commonly referred to as ‘Francophone Africa’, the jigsaw puzzle of countries have in quite recent times seen a dramatic shift of power, and one not in its favor. Traditional cozy relationships with decades-long dictatorships – ostensibly democracies but controlled and corrupt in a heads-I-win-and-tails-you-lose elite pageantry are under serious siege. Look at hapless,…

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This year, the State of Bavaria is investing around 95 million euros in the conversion of local public transport to climate-friendly drives and the expansion of the charging infrastructure. More than 20 bus depots throughout Bavaria are to benefit by receiving a total of 400 climate-friendly buses and charging stations, is mentioned in a press note by Quantron AG. On July 12, 2023, Bavaria’s Prime Minister Dr. Markus Söder and Bavaria’s Minister of State for Housing, Construction and Transportation, Christian Bernreiter, presented funding decisions for the conversion of public transport to climate-friendly drives to two companies from Munich and Pfaffenhofen…

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Ancient Greek athletes left their mark on the original Olympic Games forever, with many of their accomplishments recorded by some of the greatest historians of the times. Now that we are nearing yet another Olympics, it’s a great time to look back at the illustrious athletes who won the laurels in the very first years of the ancient Olympics, and to revisit the greatest of them all. The first written records of the ancient Olympic Games date back to 776 BC, when a cook named Coroebus, of Elis, won the only event in the competition -– a 192-meter (630-foot) footrace…

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A Greek pediatric surgeon is suspected of being responsible for the deaths of 15 children or more and is currently being investigated by the authorities. The suspect is reportedly a 60-year-old cardiologist who works at private medical practices in Athens and Thessaloniki. There are now rumors circulating that he has left Greece. An international warrant for his arrest may be put out depending on the results of the investigation. The investigation was launched after parents spoke out about their experiences. A higher-than-accepted mortality rate among patients has raised suspicions, as well as the testimonies of parents who say that the surgeon…

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ASTANA – Kazakh and Swedish healthcare experts and regulating authorities discussed healthcare system management during a bilateral knowledge-sharing roundtable on April 28 in Astana, reported British-Swedish biopharmaceutical company AstraZeneca. The participants exchanged experience and knowledge in key areas of healthcare organizations. Both countries face similar challenges in balancing healthcare needs with the growing costs and complexity of innovative treatment options and working on solutions to address the unmet needs of patients using innovative medical technologies. The organizers plan to host such events annually to facilitate commercial engagement and showcase both countries’ potential to investors from both countries. “Sweden is already…

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Move comes amid concerns the decision might directly impact the election outcome on May 21. The Greek Supreme Court on Tuesday decided to exclude a neo-Nazi-linked party from the general election set for May 21 amid concerns that the party could directly impact the election outcome. The far-right National Party-Greeks, founded by imprisoned lawmaker Ilias Kasidiaris of the banned neo-Nazi Golden Dawn, does not meet the requirements to take part in the election, said the court, according to public broadcaster ERT. Nine members of the court’s A1 section voted in favor of the decision, with one dissent, it added. Daily…

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