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Eric Abidal won his last Olympiakos game 5-0 at Kalloni. French legend got the bumps [Video & Pictures]

A significant moment of football history played out in Greece on Saturday as French World Cup winner and Champions League winner Eric Abidal bowed out of the professional game. After announcing his retirement last week, Abidal’s final match was a 5-0 thrashing for Olympiakos away at modest Greek side Kalloni. The location seemed a little out of sorts […]

Public pensions: America's Greece?

Bruce Rauner, a Republican, liked to talk tough about unions and public-sector pensions when he was campaigning for governor in Illinois. "The system is full of fraud and self-dealing and abuses, such as folks who have a pay rise inShow More Summary

Skeleton from Greek mystery tomb to be identified next month: Officials from culture ministry

21 hours agoArts : Artdaily

Details on the identity of a mystery skeleton found in a massive tomb dating from the era of Alexander the Great in Greece are to be revealed next month, the culture ministry said Friday. "The result of macroscopic study of the boneShow More Summary

The Restructuring of the Greek Economy -- Achievements and Targets

Greece, after six years of a deep and prolonged recession, has restored its public finances, has tackled its high "twin" fiscal and external deficits, is returning to positive growth rates, and is planning the "day after" for its economy. Evidently,...Show More Summary

Why Early Elections Aren't a Risk for Greece

Since 2010, when it was excluded from the markets, Greece has lost most of its sovereignty by surrendering unconditionally to its lenders the power of taking important decisions about its future. As a result, the Greek governments, including...Show More Summary

Greek Vote Bribery Scandal Brings Goldman's "Worst Case" Scenario Closer

While no one will be entirely surprised in today's consequence-less world, the "bombshell" news that Greek Independent MP Pavlos Haikalis claims he was offered EUR 2-3 million in order to vote for Greece's next President is no less shocking in its exposure. Show More Summary

Beware of Greeks in Despair!

In a surprise move last week, Greek Prime Minister Antonis Samaras called a snap presidential election for December, moving it forward from its planned February date with potentially unpredictable results for the future of Greece and...Show More Summary

Greek government in peril as parliament fails to elect new president

Greece’s embattled government failed Wednesday in its first of three attempts to elect a new president, raising the specter of snap elections and the rise of Europe’s first anti-austerity party.

Greek Prime Minister Fails To Get Enough Votes To Elect President

As previewed earlier today, in a vote whose outcome was widely anticipated, Greece's Samaras failed to get enough votes (200) to push through his choice for president, Stavros Dimas. GREECE'S SAMARAS FAILS TO GET VOTES TO ELECT PRESIDENT: TALLY GREECE'S SAMARAS LOSES FIRST OF THREE DEC. Show More Summary

1 in 5 Europeans Has Never Used the Internet

According to a study by the European Union's statistics office, Romania had the most people offline, with 39% saying they had never used the Internet. About one third of people in Greece and Italy said they had never used the Intern...

Rural Roman Landscapes of Greece

Now that I’m back working in Greece, I’ll have to start paying closer attention to the annually published Archaeological Reports, and a number of my colleagues helped me out by tipping me off to some of the nice contributions to this year’s edition. Generally speaking, Archaeological Reports summarize recent research in particular chronological period, and […]

Hanukkah the Essence of True Beauty

3 days agoReligion / Judaism :

Why did Judaism pose such a great threat to ancient Greece?

10 Things You Need To Know Before European Markets Open

Greece's Legislators Will Vote On A New President Today. The Greek parliament needs to vote with a two-thirds majority to approve a new president, which is extremely unlikely to happen. Investors will be keeping an eye on how many MPs...Show More Summary

New translation of Zorba the Greek

A new translation of one of the best-known works to come out of modern Greece, Nikos Kazantzakis' Zorba the Greek, is coming out -- at least in the US, from Simon & Schuster. Why a new translation ? Well, Carl Wildman's did come outShow More Summary

RepiTitiationes ~ 12/08/14

The glory that was Greece? — rogueclassicist (@rogueclassicist) December 8, 2014 Stock Market Insights from Homer — rogueclassicist (@rogueclassicist) December 8, 2014 La rédaction française...Show More Summary

Greece to Buy CH-47D Chinook Helicopters

The State Department has made a determination approving a possible Foreign Military Sale to Greece for CH-47D Chinook helicopters and associated equipment, parts and logistical support for an estimated cost of $150 million. The Defense Security Cooperation Agency delivered the […]

Greece Is on to Something

It hit them hard in Greece; the economic downturn. You had probably seen it in the news. Student protests. Occupations. A revolution of sorts. Well, it's been a while since then, and you may be curious to know what the fallout is. IShow More Summary

European Senior Chess Championship 2015

The 15th European Senior Chess Championship for Men and Women will be held in Eretria, Greece, from 28th April to 8th May, 2015.The tournament venue is the conference center of the 4-star “Eretria Village” Hotel, near the ancient city...Show More Summary

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