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VIII Jazzowe Spotkania Filmowe / Koncert Milo Kurtis-Kostek YoriadisDuo

VIII Jazzowe Spotkania Filmowe

Warszawa, Kino Kadr, DK Kadr, Gotarda 16, 19 listopad, godz. 18.00.

W sobotę 19 listopada w warszawskim Kinie Kadro godz. 18.00 odbędzie się spotkanie popularnego, muzyczno – filmowego cyklu Jazzowych Spotkań Filmowych.

W programie: koncert w wykonaniu greckich gwiazd Milo KurtisKostek YoriadisDuo, gościem  specjalnym będzie filmoznawca, krytyk filmowy Andrzej Bukowiecki, na finał pokaz filmu „Trzeba zabić tę miłość” Janusza Morgensterna.

Milo Kurtis. Perkusjonista, multiinstrumentalista, pochodzenia greckiego,  który przez kilka lat przebywał w USA. Współzałożyciel zespołu Maanam, wspólnie Wojciechem Waglewskim współzałożyciel międzynarodowej grupy Ya -Sou, członek pierwszego składu Voo Voo. Występował z Tomaszem Stańko, grupami Osjan, Brygada Kryzys, Virtual Jazz Reality. Obecnie lider i założyciel formacji Drum Freaks oraz zespołu Naxos.

Kostek Joriadis. Polski muzyk greckiego pochodzenia. Klawiszowiec, trębacz, wokalista, producent. Legenda polskiej sceny muzycznej. Grał z takimi zespołami jak: Maanam, Izraeal, Lady Punk, jako muzyk sesyjny z Kultem, Tiltem, De Mono. Z własnym zespołem Human nagrał wiele przebojów. Na koncercie usłyszymy m.in. temat z ” Greka Zorby” M. Theodorakisa.

„Trzeba zabić tę miłość to mniej znany film Janusza Morgensterna z 1972 według scenariusza Janusza Głowackiego.

Jazzowe spotkania Filmowe  skierowane sa do osób zainteresowanych X Muzą i muzyką jazzową, zwłaszcza fenomenem artystycznym „ Polskiej Szkoły Filmowej” i „ Polskiej Szkoły Jazzu”.


Holocaust Remembrance Day

» (GREEK NEWS AGENDA) Liberation of Auschwitz Anniversary

“Auschwitz took the lives of many; Greek Jews were dispro­portio­na­tely numerous among them. Greeks of other faiths also paid a heavy price, often in defence of their Jewish brethren.

Many have been declared Righteous among the Nations and their names are engraved at the Holocaust Memorial of Yad Vashem,” Alternate Foreign Minister Dimitris Droutsas said in a statement, issued on January 27, on the 65th anniversary of the liberation of the concentration camp.
This year also marks the tenth anniversary of the Stockholm Declaration which launched a fertile rethinking of the Holocaust in Europe and Greece is proud to be among the original signatories of this epochal document, said Droutsas.

» “Greeks in Auschwitz-Birkenau” 

At a press conference at Greece’s Press and Communication Office in New York, on January 26, the head of the Foreign Ministry’s Diplomatic and Historical Archives, Fotini Tomai presented a series of evidence, documents and testimonies that reveal and highlight the extent of human tragedy as recorded in the book “Greeks in Auschwitz-Birkenau.”
This publication of the Foreign Ministry (in Greek and English) will be presented today at a special event at the Greek Consulate General in New York. 
See also: UN, International Holocaust Remembrance Day;
The United States Holocaust Memorial Museum: International Holocaust Remembrance Day;  Greek News Agenda: Special Issue – The Jews of Greece

PM George Papandreou at the Council of Europe

(GREEK NEWS AGENDA) Prime Minister George Papandreou addressed the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe in Strasburg on Tuesday where he initially referred at length to globalisation and its effect on the world, before detailing Athens’ positions on a variety of issues of Greek and regional interest, including Greek-Turkish relations, respect of international rules, Turkey’s European orientation as well as the financial crisis, the Cyprus issue, human rights and the role of the European Council.
 In his speech, Papandreou stressed the government’s steadfastness to face the economic crisis, stating that “we are determined to put our house in order.”
Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe: Report (26.1.2010)  

Invest in Greece

(Greek News Agenda)  Information on the wide range of investment opportunities in Greece is available at the new website of the Invest in Greece Agency: www.investingreece.gov.gr Greece has a dynamic, growth oriented, outward looking economy. Learn more about the Greek economy, trade and foreign direct investment, investment incentives, access to financing, human capital, Greece’s expanding infrastructure and the central role Greece plays as the economic hub of Southeast Europe. Learn what other investors are saying about Greece and discover links to extensive resources. Also, an electronic News service provides valuable info relevant to foreign direct investment in Greece and international alliances with Greek companies. View and download Invest in Greece Agency Publications that include a wide variety of useful overviews that can help you make better investment decisions and learn more about the many investment opportunities Greece offers today: Main steps on how to establish an S.A (A.E.) in Greece , Main steps on how to establish a branch in Greece, Main steps on buying real estate property in Greece

Hellenic Aid to the World

(GREEK NEWS AGENDA)    Greece is a UN “Millennium Development Goals” contributor and grants $501million annually in foreign aid to third world countries, which amounts to 0.16% of its GNI (2007) thus ranking 21st  worldwide in Official Development Assistance (ODA), and aiming at the 2010 European Union target of 0.51%.  Within the new strategy launched by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, aiming at achieving the Millennium Development Goals, Hellenic Aid (www.hellenicaid.gr) promotes humanitarian and food aid programmes provided by N.G.O.s and volunteerism, as well as co-operation among national N.G.O.’s taking action in developing countries. Developed countries (according to the 2007/2008 UN Human Development report, Greece ranks 24th out of 177 countries), nowadays, form a rather small minority within the international community. The developing world still constitutes the majority of the globe’s population, living under conditions of extreme poverty. espite the improvement of certain general living conditions as well as the increase of the global wealth and technological potential, this part of the world remains extremely vulnerable to diseases, natural disasters, and state authoritarianism. On November 26, Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) countries have reaffirmed their commitments on aid to developing countries and undertaken to abstain from trade protectionism, as part of a concerted drive to shore up the world economy and combat recession. OCDE: Greece – Aid at a Glance Chart &  Updated [25 November 2008] Donor Aid Charts (2006-2007) & Official Development Assistance by Donor & Debt Relief is down: Other ODA rises slightly  Secretariat General of Information: About Brand Greece – Economic Diplomacy and International Development Aid

International Conference on “Combating Forced Labour and Human Trafficking” in Athens

(GREEK NEWS AGENDA)  Europe must adopt a public policy geared towards the relief of people hit by the global financial crisis, said President Karolos Papoulias on Friday, November 21, opening a three-day international conference on “Combating Forced Labour and Human Trafficking” in Athens organised by the General Confederation of Greek Workers (GSEE) to mark the 90th anniversary since its founding. The president emphasised that slavery and slave-trade is one of darkest pages in human history, underlining the importance of safeguarding human rights. The event was jointly organised by the International Trade Union Confederation, and the Confederation of European Trade Unions. Also speaking at the conference, Foreign Minister Dora Bakoyannis said that according to international figures, a total of 12.3 million people worldwide are victims of forced labour, while an increase of 20 million of unemployed has been forecasted. “Neither the free economy nor open societies are to be blamed for the situation,” she said, explaining that the problem stems from the lack of rules, regulatory framework and control mechanisms. The minister suggested stricter penalties for culprits, increased protection for victims and higher public awareness. Addressing the conference on Sunday, main opposition PASOK party leader and President of the Socialist International George Papandreou stressed that combating forced labour and human trafficking is first and foremost a political issue and warned that of the millions of people worldwide held under conditions of forced labour, 5.7 million are children. He also said that figures show that roughly 1.8 million children also fall victim to sexual exploitation. Athens News Agency: Papandreou at conference on combating trafficking

Greece: Democracy & Human Rights

(GREEK NEWS AGENDA)  With the opportunity of the publication of its second round of reports, JURISTRAS research project has launched its own webpage at: www.juristras.eliamep.gr. JURISTRAS, a Hellenic Foundation for European & Foreign Policy project, comparatively explores processes of human rights litigation in the European Court of Human Rights judgments, and its effects in national legislative reform and policy making in a number of EU member states and Associate Candidate States. Nine countries are selected as case studies: eight EU Member States (Austria, Bulgaria, France, Germany, Greece, Italy, Romania, and the UK) and one EU candidate country (Turkey). Gateway of the European Union: europa.eu 

Greece: Exceptional Find Unearthed

(GREEK NEWS AGENDA)  Archaeologists apparently uncovered one of most fascinating finds to date at the archaeological site of Vergina, northern Greece, earlier this week, namely, an immense cylindrical copper vessel inside of which was a slightly smaller, similar vessel. The exquisite artefact contained an oak wreath crafted in gold, lying atop human bones and immersed in water amid roots. The find is considered exceptional, as the wreath is almost equal in quality and dimensions to those found at the Royal Tombs at Vergina (Modern name of the city Aigai, the ancient first capital of the kingdom of Macedonia). The city of Aigai was discovered during the 19th century and is included in UNESCO’s World Heritage List. The most important remains are the monumental palace, lavishly decorated with mosaics and painted stuccoes, and the burial ground with more than 300 tumuli, some of which date from the 11th century B.C. One of the royal tombs in the Great Tumulus (photo) is identified as that of Philip II, who conquered all the Greek cities, paving the way for his son Alexander and the expansion of the Hellenistic world.  It remains a mystery for the archaeologists of the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki who run the excavations why such a complete find was found outside the limits of the extensive cemetery of the royal necropolis. Athens News Agency: Exceptional find in Vergina; Ministry of Culture: Building for the protection of the royal tombs of Vergina; UNESCO: Archaeological site of Aigai