By Justine Frangouli-Argyris Easter, 2013 in Greece: For the first time in recent memory, Greeks will celebrate Easter stripped of their annual Easter bonus which, until now, represented 50 percent of their monthly salary. The Greeks have watched in shock as their incomes are crushed under the weight of an austerity program that has tightened […]
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman Gus M. Bilirakis (R-Fla.) and Congresswoman Carolyn Maloney (D-NY), Co-Chairs of the Congressional Caucus on Hellenic Issues, introduced H.Res.187, a resolution to express the United States’ continued commitment to the reunification of Cyprus. It also condemns any attempts to impose a settlement due to current economic difficulties on the island.
Βυ Justine Frangouli-Argyris If the Boston Marathon, the symbol of a peaceful struggle and patriotism, became a field of blood last week, who can reassure our prosperous Western societies that this will not soon happen again? Αboard a train which thousands of commuters take every day, on the bus or in the bus station itself, […]
By Ellie Ismailidou “Oh, you are from Cyprus?” said the Vietnamese barista in Toronto to a Cypriot university professor reaching for his Cypriot credit card to pay for coffee. “I wouldn’t take money from your bank right now.” Stavros Zenios, a professor of public and business administration at the University of Cyrpus, told this anecdote […]
President Obama convened the National Security Council in the Situation Room today from 11:30 to 1:00 to review the events in Boston. The President was updated by Assistant to the President for Homeland Security and Counterterrorism Monaco, National Security Advisor Donilon, Attorney General Holder, FBI Director Mueller, and Secretary of Homeland Security Napolitano on the […]
By Marios Leonida Evriviades What happened to Cyprus in the early hours of March 25 and in the lead up meeting of March 15 in Brussels, the headquarters of the European Union, was qualitatively no different than what happened to Czechoslovakia on September 29 1938 in Munich of Nazi-controlled Germany.
By Justine Frangouli-Argyris feel shame, disgust and horror for what happened in New Manolada, Greece this week. I feel I must apologize for the Greek monsters who blindly opened fire, injuring a host of migrant strawberry pickers from Pakistan and Bangladesh who had been left unpaid for months and returned to demand their dues. Instead […]
This morning the President, joined by Vice President Biden, convened a briefing in the Oval Office with his national security team on the ongoing investigation into the explosions in Boston.
To the Reverend Clergy and Faithful Stewards of the Metropolis of Boston Brethren, We are all shocked with today’s terrorist attack at the Boston Marathon. Once again, evil reared its ugly head and countless of our fellow citizens have been victimized. Our prayers and thoughts are with the victims and their families, as well as […]
By Justine Frangouli-Argyris The never-ending torment that the Greek people continue to experience, a full three years after the government’s bailout loan agreement with the IMF, ECB and EC triumvirate (2010), has brought the nation to a breaking point. With the “troika” descending quarterly on Athens to review the government’s progress on reducing the budget […]