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Stories about Greece

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.

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."

Macedonians manage to joke about a serious naming dispute with Greece

Although most citizens of the Republic of Macedonia consider the naming dispute with Greece a serious matter, some have dealt with it through humor and satire.

Greece's parliament passes bill allowing child fostering by same-sex couples

The bill seeks, generally, to reduce the red tape which resulted in candidate parents and children trapped for years in bureaucratic limbo.

How Greek Anti-Nationalist Satire Was Misunderstood as Hate Speech in Macedonian Media

"...the problem is we are so alienated from each other as peoples and as individuals that we are prepared to expect the worst in each other..."

FBI Investigation Helps Uncover Latest Bribery Scandal In Greece

"I live in a country where an ex-Minister of Health of remarkable nerve threatens protected witnesses in a live TV broadcast".

Sexual Harassment in Greece Is Basically a Woman's Problem

...when asked about verbal sexual abuse, one woman in Athens commented that “it happens so often that [she] doesn’t even remember any distinctive incident”.

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