Graduate of Marketing and Communication.
Freelance Translator: Greek, English, French.
Amateur medieval manuscript transcriber.
Interested in Arts, Theatre and History.
Latest posts by Veroniki Bacharidi-Krikoni
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.
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!"
‘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".
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.
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”.
‘Lalades,’ the Local Tulips That Signal Spring on Greece's Chios Island
The local Chios term for tulip, lalades, speaks to the flower's historical migration.
Apple iPhone Ad Puts an Artistic Spotlight on Greece (but Not All Greeks Are Happy)
"They portray Greece as if we are still in the 1950s: clothes, the behavior of people, who act like they have never seen a mobile phone with a camera before..."
Greece Reaches for the Stars: Trolling Peaks After Greek Space Agency's Inauguration
"At last, we will search for memoranda on the moon".
Winners Galore at the 34th Athens Classic Marathon
The 34th Athens Classic Marathon came to Greece last weekend, and there were more than a few big winners.
A Joint Photo Exhibition Between Greece and Turkey Brings These Neighbors Closer Together
They believe that peace and friendship is the best way to overcome problems and that art, especially photography, is a medium that can bring people closer together.
The Archbishop of Cyprus Says He's ‘Satisfied’ With a Far-Right Party's Election Success
"Are you satisfied that they don't condemn Nazism? Are you satisfied by swastikas? By angled crosses?"
The Long History of One Greek Island’s Temporarily Canceled Easter ‘Rocket War’
"Everything is dangerous when you're not prepared. When you are prepared and you have taken the right measures, there is less danger."
Two Sides of the Reality: A Summer Lesson in Chios Island
For residents of the Greek island of Chios, the past summer brought a lesson that "will continue. . . as long as the misery inside and outside our country persists."
Remembering the Great Fire of Smyrna, 93 Years Ago
The Smyrna Catastrophe is widely considered the worst incident of modern Greek history, and the plight of the refugees halted the Greco-Turkish relations for many decades.
Everyday People Put Solidarity Into Action Helping Refugees in Greece
"It's not charity, it's solidarity from everybody to anybody...It's also love from human beings to human beings regardless of skin color, ethnicity or religion."
Greece Crisis Propelling Some Ethnic Greeks Back to Their Homeland on a Turkish Island
Greeks and Turks share a love and pride for the beautiful island called Gökçeada by the former and Imbros by the latter.