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Black Sea Economic Cooperation

(GREEK NEWS AGENDA)  On June 25, the Black Sea Economic Cooperation Organisation (BSEC) commemorated its 16th anniversary. Ever since its establishment as International Organisation, BSEC has been responsible for developing intergovernmental, interparliamentary, economic, business and scientific cooperation between the countries of the broader Black Sea region. Although not on the Black Sea, Greece has been closely linked to all eleven other members of BSEC since ancient times. Greece’s significant role to BSEC is being constantly promoted through the operation of the Thessaloniki based Black Sea Trade and Development Bank, the International Center for Black Sea Studies, headquartered in Athens, as well as Greece’s recent presidency at BSEC’s Parliamentary Assembly. Ministry of Foreign Affairs: Greece and the BSEC & Statement of FM Dora Bakoyannis on the occasion of the BSEC’s 16th anniversary 

XVI Światowy Festiwal Poezji Marii Konopnickiej

Towarzystwo im.   Marii Konopnickiej  poinformowało Ambasadę, że w dniach 13 – 16 sierpnia 2008r. odbędzie się XVI Światowy Festiwal Poezji Marii Konopnickiej nad którym patronat objął Pan Bogdan Borysewicz Marszałek Senatu RP.  (ΑΚΟΛΟΥΘΕΙ ΕΛΛΗΝΙΚΟ ΚΕΙΜΕΝΟ )
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Greco-Australian Connections

(GREEK NEWS AGENDA) In an article published at Australia’s Herald Sun, (15.4.2008), Peter Ewer reports on a special feature that keeps the peoples of Melbourne and Greece connected. “They seem to have almost merged in some ways. The cafes and lounges around Lonsdale street have the feel of Athens. But before the wave of immigration made Melbourne one of the world’s biggest ‘Greek’ cities, the two nations had forged a brotherhood in blood. It came from April 1941, with the brave but ill-fated efforts of a poorly organised British-Anzac force to defend Greece from Nazi invasion.” According to the reporter, the Greek community honoured on Saturday “the contribution of the Hellenes to the Australian war effort in the 20th century,” in the Melbourne Town Hall, while ten young Victorians will soon visit Greece as winners of the Premier’s Spirit of Anzac prize

Hellas: Athens participated in Earth Hour

(GREEK NEWS AGENDA)   Created to take a stand against the threat of climate change, Earth Hour uses the simple action of turning off the lights for one hour to deliver a powerful message about the need for action on global warming. It started as a local event in Sydney in 2007, when 2.2 million Sydney residents turned the switch off for an hour. In 2008, 24 cities participated in Earth Hour at 8pm on March 29, including Athens. For 60 minutes, famous Greek monuments were kept in the dark, signaling Greece’s social sensitivity on environmental issues. Earth Hour Hellas: earthhourhellas.wordpress.com     

Mini Guide of 2008 Events in Greece

(GREEK NEWS AGENDA)   Always admired for its history, cultural heritage and beautiful landscape, Greece is now respected for the whole spectrum of its comparative advantages. From its status as an energy hub, a financial centre and overall gateway to Southeastern Europe to its leading role in shipping, Greece counts an increasing number of accomplishments and an growing number of friends.  Greece is a well established brand and a timeless destination. A variety of exhibitions, conferences, business fairs, cultural events and research colloquiums are taking place throughout the country on a yearly basis. The following is a selection of such events during 2008. Continue reading

Olympic Torch ceremony on Monday 24/3

(ATHENS NEWS AGENCY)     The lighting of the Olympic Flame for the 2008 Beijing Games and the start of the Olympic Torch Relay will take place on Monday with a ceremony in ancient Olympia at 11:00 a.m. Among those attending will be President of the Republic Karolos Papoulias, Prime Minister Costas Karamanlis, main opposition PASOK President George Papandreou, International Olympic Committee President Jacques Rogge and IOC honorary president Juan Antonio Samaranch.  Continue reading

Το Δορυφορικό Πρόγραμμα της “ERT World”

( ΕΡΤ Α.Ε.) To εβδομαδιαίο πρόγραμμα του Ελληνικού δορυφορικού σταθμού ERT World από την 01/03/2008 έως 07/03/2008. Όλες οι ποδοσφαιρικές συναντήσεις, οι κινηματογραφικές ταινίες και οι εκπομπές που θα μεταδοθούν. Continue reading