Presse à la grecque

  • ApoDec Thessaloniki – Designing in the Spirit of Exchange

    By on Aug. 27, 2014

    Tough times require drastic measures. The question: „What can I do“ has become the leading principle of a whole generation. Marianna and Tenia of Thessaloniki don’t even try to merely find an answer, but turn the question itself into a business concept. The creative scene of the city unites in their ApoDec project-room and shows: Overcoming old structures is a community task.

  • Prisonners in hunger strike

    By on Nov. 21, 2008
    On Monday the 3rd of November a large hunger strike kicked off with more than 5,000 prisoners in every Greek prison participating. The reason for this massive action is that the prisoners want to protest against their detention conditions.
  • Let’s go to Cyprus…

    By on Sept. 24, 2008
    Cyprus and Greece are not the same country, but some of last week’s Greek newspapers talked a lot about the island where Aphrodite is supposed to have been born. Discussions about the 34 years old conflict between the Greek and the Turkish part began on Thursday the 11th September, and the Greek government has reitarated its support for the Greek-Cypriot president of the Republic of Cyprus.
  • Clandestine immigrants in Greece

    By on Sept. 20, 2008
    In a new adaptation of Homer’s Odyssey proposed by the French director Géraldine Bénichou during the summer festival “Les Nuits de Fourvière” in Lyon this year, Ulysse became the symbol for all immigrants travelling all over the contemporary world. Such new Ulysse do exist in modern Greece.
  • European democracy debated on the Acropolis

    By on July 3, 2008
    The Greek newspapers’ comments about the referendum that took place in Ireland last week are very critical indeed. Let’s have a look at a selection of stinging headlines e.g. “Death in Ireland”, “Referendums create prejudices against Europe’s political health”… Am I deceived by the non-objective selection of articles?
  • The bad pupil sent out of the Kyoto class

    By on June 12, 2008
    In the Greek newspapers last month one could read a lot of scholar and educative metaphors reporting the following fact: NATO has refused Greece the right to apply and therefore participate in the Kyoto’s protocol.
  • Olympic games on fire…

    By on April 16, 2008
    On the 30th March 2008, the Olympic torch lit only one week ago, has now finished travelling around its native country Greece before leaving for Peking where the Olympic games will be held amidst a lot of controversy. These games have already been criticized all over the world recently.
  • Is Greece becoming Green ?

    By on April 1, 2008
    As a foreigner arriving in Athens and before you can distinguish the Parthenon, or even the edge of Acropolis’s rock, you will first notice that a new god has joined the Greek Pantheon: the Car. Queen of the melted tarmac in Athens’ hot busy streets, princess of the Nikis avenue by the sea in Thessaloniki, mother of all traffic jams on the principal entries in every Greek town, the car is god.
  • Say hello to the press "à la grecque" !

    By on March 31, 2008
    How many times have I heard, before leaving for Greece, with my sunglasses on and luggage in my hands: “Wait a minute, does Greece belong to the European Union?” It does, and for 27 years… 27 years? Don’t we normally say that in this country full of olive trees, one of Europe’s basic values, democracy, was born 2500 years ago?