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Stories about Greece

Greeks wage a court battle against Chinese-funded port that may poison the environment

Expansion of the Piraeus port will create a "subaquatic toxic landfill” at the expense of the area’s fragile ecosystems.

Greece #metoo: Rape accusations against prominent actor and National Theater director finally lead to arrest

Amidst a #metoo whirlwind in Greece, prominent Greek actor and director Dimitris Lignadis is finally arrested on rape charges.

In the Balkans, COVID-19 measures may not apply to religious leaders

A bishop's funeral in Montenegro last week drew thousands of maskless mourners.

The importance of ‘unlearning’ the past: Interview with Balkans expert Keith Brown

"Critical thinking [...] liberates us from the illusion that figures in the past imagined their own identity in terms of the nationalisms of their future."

Nationalists in North Macedonia use border closures to sow confusion and mistrust

Local media and politicians have distorted reopening policies in neighbouring countries for political gain.

Serbian parliamentary vote campaign taps Greek beaches, Chinese robots

"I love Serbia. Considering the fact that I am a kind of smart technology, it is obvious why I choose to be in Serbia."

Password hack claim puts cyber security on the public agenda in North Macedonia

The government said that no user data was compromised in the apparent attack.

Talking down under: Greek PM ‘discovers’ South Zealand

"Primary school kids listen to him and drop dead laughing. Long live our Leader, our EXCELLENT KYRIAKOS! HE'S WHAT WE DESERVE!"

Out of 20,000 COVID-19 cases in the Balkans, more than a third are in Serbia

In Serbia, the government first ignored COVID-19 and even made fun of it.

A new cross-regional anti-disinformation initiative launches in the Balkans

The network includes members from North Macedonia, Greece, Serbia, Kosovo, and Albania, and will work in cooperation with similar groups from other neighboring countries.

Churches in Greece and North Macedonia refuse to modify rituals conducive to the spread of COVID-19

The ritual known as the Holy Communion or Eucharist has Orthodox Christian worshippers drinking wine by a shared spoon, while Catholics eat thin slices of bread directly from the hand of...

‘Byzantine Pompeii’ archaeological discovery in Greece will be moved to make way for the Thessaloniki subway

"What the metro construction procedures have brought to light is Byzantine Pompeii! Do you understand? And do you plan to remove it and reattach it later? Are you crazy?"

Police violence is increasing in Greece, but government is unconcerned

"They asked for a warrant and in response [the police] put them down, tied their hands and beat them severely".

How Hungary-funded news sites helped a false story travel all the way from Slovenia through Greece to North Macedonia

Fact-checkers in North Macedonia have traced the original source of the bribe article and uncovered a complex trail of disinformation spanning at least four countries.

The road signs that stirred up Albania-Greece relations yet again

Authorities have stated that the signs violated legislation regulating the order, size, and font in which Albanian and minority languages should be displayed.

What changed for the Macedonian people after the country changed its name to Republic of North Macedonia

However, that didn't just transform the Balkan country's international relations: it also introduced many changes that affect the everyday lives of its people.

Greek Metropolitan Bishop convicted for inciting anti-LGBTQ+ violence

Amvrosios has sparked reactions many times with his extreme racist, fascist and homophobic views.

Remembering LGBT activist Zak Kostopoulos: killed by a lynch mob, slandered by Greek media

Zak's death unleashed both demands for justice from LGBTQI communities from across the country as well as hate speech against such communities and Zak himself.

What will it take to #savetheinternet in Europe? The view from Romania

Copyright proposals being pushed by European governance bodies must take into account the nature and potential uses of networked digital technology.

Greek and Macedonian nationalists oppose agreement that would end a quarter-century name dispute

"Today's agreement betw. Athens and Skopje is a historic and very courageous achievement that will benefit both sides and the entire region."

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