The metro of Thessaloniki, a Greek tragicomedy

The discovery of ancient ruins belonging to the Byzantine-era in nowadays Thessaloniki during the construction of the metro has added another obstacle to a project that started in 1989, and now has no clear kick-off date. During the excavations at Venizelos area of the town, the Decumanus Maximus and Cardo Maximus crossroads were discovered, having survived for […]

Will bars and tavernas survive in Greece?

It’s been more than three months since Greek bars and tavernas had to close their businesses after the second wave of Covid-19 pandemic hit hard in Thessaloniki, Greece. In a country where 1 million people are estimated to work in the foodservice industry, these tough restrictions are having a big economic impact on the owners’ […]

Catalan elections: Far-right enters the parliament and separatists gain support

The biggest fear over the past years regarding extremism in politics, has finally come alive in another part of Europe: the far-right has entered the Catalan Parliament with a bigger support than the polls were anticipating in these elections. In a moment where the world’s attention is completely focused on a planetary pandemic, with almost […]

The legacy of the Jewish community in Thessaloniki

The International Day of Commemoration in Memory of the Victims of the Holocaust takes place every year on January 27, after the liberation of the Auschwitz concentration camp by the Soviet army. This is a important day especially for a city like Thessaloniki. The Jewish community has represented the majority of the population for centuries. […]

Golden Dawn’s future analyzed in new short documentary: “Δεν είναι αθωοι -They are not innocent”

I could see it in their eyes, how they put all their hopes in him. Not even in their faces, half hidden by their masks, but the way they were staring at Javed, waiting for a response for all their fears, was revealing. When we first went inside the Union of Immigrants near Omonia, in […]

Pfizer vaccine Greece

Albert Bourla, the greek CEO of Pfizer who spends the summer in Halkidiki

The pharmaceutical community seems to be involved in a fast race to get the most effective vaccine to fight the spread of Covid-19. The first company to release a high rate of efficacy was the American Pfizer. It was announced that the vaccine they are developing together with the German BioNTech is over 95% effective in adults. […]

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