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  • French elections night

    French elections night

    Aimilia Ioannidis lives and works in Paris for the last ten years. Here are some of her observations regarding yesterday’s French elections, as written at the time when the final results were yet to come:

    Yes, I protected myself from reading ‘chemtrails’ in the form of words, as much as possible. No, Le Pen is not in the lead. There is no record from large cities in the Ministry’s results yet, and especially from Paris, where she usually [...]

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  • A Greek School all over the world

    A Greek School all over the world

    Stella Bompotsiari and her team of teachers teach Greek to kids and adults from all over the world through her online school Greek Lessons OnLine. Stella lives in London, where she moved with her husband in 2014, while all her teachers are based in Greece teaching Greece to students from all over the world.

    Your Greek school at home. Our students just need a computer, internet connection, a microphone, [...]

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  • I respect your past, but get to know my present

    I respect your past, but get to know my present

    Almost 5 years have passed since that rainy Sunday.

    During those 5 years, I’ve met my husband, I made close friends, I learned how to live in 30 square meters, I learned how to hit the bottom and stand up on my feet again, I loved the Germans for knowing how to evaluate, I met people (black, white, immigrants, refugees), I loved the saltiness of the emotions they carry with them, I loved the wrinkles underneath their eyes. [...]

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  • Love locks

    Love locks

    Greek Mum Correspondent: Chrysoula Koutsouri, Munich (apomamasemama.com)

    One week ago, while crossing one of Munich’s famous bridges, my son asked me for a second time with impatience: “Mom, when are we going to put a lock on the bridge too?”. At the same time I was watching a couple standing next to us, passing a carved lock through the bars and then while kissing, throwing the key with a theatrical gesture into the river. I felt my head buzzing as if they had thrown it on me. “We [...]

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  • Greek architect designs controversial skyscraper for New York City

    Greek architect designs controversial skyscraper for New York City

    Ioannis Oikonomou is the man who envisioned Big Bend skyscraper, subject of much debate in the international architectural community. 

    It’s been only about a week since the plans for Big Bend skyscraper have gone public. Ioannis Oikonomou saw the design of his architectural office Oiio attract the limelight, both in New York Press and architecture websites. In Dezeen, point of reference and information for anyone working in design around the world, Big Bend is one of [...]

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  • How to avoid job scams abroad

    How to avoid job scams abroad

    Hellenic Police has issued a guide with “Useful tips to avoid fraud presented as employment opportunity”, mainly addressed at those who plan to move abroad. Unfortunately, many of the cases described in this guide are quite common. Read carefully and inform your friends who are about to take the big step without having done their research first.

    Do not trust job listings that present great opportunities abroad (unusually high salary, etc) by websites and [...]

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  • 4 years New Diaspora: we’re gonna need a bigger boat

    4 years New Diaspora: we’re gonna need a bigger boat

    New Diaspora started its journey exactly four years ago, on March 13, 2013. After months of painstaking preparation, οn the day of its launch it was meant as three things in one: a) a web documentary series, b) a collection of open letters, interviews and other articles, c) an online community with the ability to become an active global network.

    The main reason I decided to create a platform dedicated to the new Greek [...]

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  • Six years abroad: preparing a new start

    Six years abroad: preparing a new start

    Stefanos Livos, London

    Three years ago I wrote this article, that became viral for a few weeks and remains the most popular one in stefivos.com. A lot of messages, emails and friend requests followed, not relating to whether it was well written or not, but rather due to the fact it was a sincere testimony of my experiences, that had very much in common with the [...]

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  • Martis

    Martis

    Greek Mum Correspondent: Chrysoula Koutsouri, Munich (apomamasemama.com)

    A Wednesday like all the other Wednesdays at the greek school of Vienna. Only it is not any Wednesday. It is Wednesday, March the first. I’ve completely forgotten about it. Till the moment I see the children rushing out of the class, showing their hands with enthusiasm. A little bracelet made of white and red threads, hangs from their little hands.  “Do you know [...]

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  • National Pride and Prejudice

    National Pride and Prejudice

    Seven years ago I moved to Brighton, a small town in the UK.  During my first year as a university student, I lived on campus with flatmates from different countries around the world. One of them was Emre.

    When I first met Emre, for the first few seconds, I did not know how to react. You see, it was the first time I ever met someone who was Turkish.

    In the country I grew [...]

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  • Work in Germany

    Work in Germany

    Based in Thessaloniki, the employment agency “Cosmos Jobs” seeks, finds and places personnel in the European work market. They specialize in finding the appropriate work force for hotels, tourism and catering companies in Greece, Cyprus, Germany, Netherlands, Austria and elsewhere in Europe. The personnel can be both skilled or unskilled.

    Have you decided or are you perhaps considering to work in Germany? The Federal Republic of Germany is the most multitudinous [...]

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  • The truth about the Greeks that are living in the Netherlands

    The truth about the Greeks that are living in the Netherlands

    By Nadia Nikolaidou. Article originally published on IamGreek.nl

    The last 5 years the population of Greeks in the Netherlands has grown at least 5 times. Unfortunately there are no official numbers, but we estimate that before 2011 the number was less than 5000 and we are now counting more than 30,000, of which at least 2,000 are students of Dutch universities.

    For those of us who came here from the beginning [...]

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