Following the last week’s wacky events, the modern Greek language dictionary deserves an update; from now on, a “bail-out agreement” could be called a “breakthrough deal”, the “forged qualification documents’ could now just be renamed “irregular papers” and because we are almost officially in summer, let’s just name “chocolate” a “low-carb green salad” and live long and happily ever after.
Johannesburg’s art scene is one of the up and comers… Pretty predictable for one of Africa’s most exciting cities. People are charmed by what’s showing here and if you have 24 hours in “Joburg” anytime soon, you should get on your feet and go and get fascinated by the mostly contemporary art scene the city has to offer. Here are some tried-and-true tips on how to spend your day there if you have a well-trained artistic eye…
This past weekend, the Greek press was absent from a very important moment, leaving the public in the dark for two days. The journalists’ strike appeared to be, once again, pretty convenient for the Greek government. Is journalism and freedom of expression in Greece compromised by the fear of closure for media channels and the possible discontinuity of press forced by the government ?
The flame for the Olympic games in Brazil has been lit in Southern Greece the 22nd of April 2016. The torch will travel across Greece for the next week before it is officially handed over to Brazil. It will culminate at the opening ceremony in Rio de Janeiro on August the 5th. A refugee team will be participating in the Olympic Games of Rio 2016, as a message of hope to all those hit by the refugee crisis this year. Rio 2016 is now well and truly on, embracing the hardships of 2016 characterized by the refugee crisis.
Following the terror attacks in Brussels in March 2016, plenty European right-wing politicians have called for further border closures and more restrictions on immigration. In fact, 7 European countries, which were part of the European Union’s open-border system, have reintroduced border controls in one form or another. Many call the open borders as a danger to the EU, which makes them think that fear and isolation is the only possible approach in order to deal with the steadily growing migrant crisis. But what would Europe look like with closed borders?