GCM announces historic agreement with the National Library of Greece

TGA Newsroom | 14/09/2017
MELBOURNE | The Greek Community of Melbourne (GCM) is pleased to announce a historic agreement with the National Library of Greece. The President of the GCM Mr Bill Papastergiadis said: “Following three meetings, over the last year we reached an agreement with the National Library of Greece (NLG). The NLG will open its doors to […]

Greece defeat Australia 2-1 in Melbourne

TGA Newsroom | 08/06/2016
MELBOURNE | Over 33,500 people attended a fierce encounter between the Greek National Football Team and the Socceroos at Etihad Stadium last night. The match result went the way of the Greeks and featured an outrageous goal from over the half way line, however the real success of the event was in the carnival atmosphere […]

THI Australia funds two Greek charities

TGA Newsroom | 18/11/2015
MELBOURNE-ATHENS | The Hellenic Initiative Australia will be assisting humanitarian relief efforts in Greece through a grant of AU$60,000 to Greek charity organisations Boroume and Desmos. “THI Australia is honoured to be supporting the innovative and far-reaching work being done by Boroume and Desmos at this moment of profound need in Greece,” said THI Australia […]

Varoufakis: “Minister No More!”

TGA Newsroom | 06/07/2015
ATHENS | The Greek finance minister Yanis Varoufakis has resigned in the wake of the country’s resounding no vote rejecting the eurozone’s austerity terms. Minister No More! http://t.co/Oa6MlhTPjG — Yanis Varoufakis (@yanisvaroufakis) July 6, 2015 Writing on his blog on Monday morning he said that he would be standing down immediately after pressure from Greece’s […]

Tsipras: Varoufakis is an asset

TGA Newsroom | 27/04/2015
ATHENS | Finance Minister Yanis Varoufakis is an “asset” for the country, but the current negotiations don’t belong to one person, said Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras. Asked during an interview at TV news program ‘Ston Eniko’ on Star channel about the apparent sidelining of the finance minister following a mini reshuffle of the Greek negotiating […]

Tsipras believes an agreement will be reached

TGA Newsroom | 27/04/2015
ATHENS | If negotiations with Greece’s lenders reach a deadlock the government will hold a referendum, Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras said during an interview at TV news program ‘Ston Eniko’ on Star channel. He stressed that the Greek government is at a difficult point of the negotiations with its lenders but it has nothing to […]

Goody’s to open at Melbourne’s new Greek Centre

TGA Newsroom | 16/11/2014
MELBOURNE | Greek Community of Melbourne has confirmed that the successful tender for its Greek Centre’s ground floor retail space is the well known Greek Family restaurant, Goody’s. The first Goody’s restaurant in Australia is being spearheaded by well regarded Greek Melburnians businessmen Con Tangalakis and George Iliopoulos. The announcement is made as a delegation […]

“No” to Golden Dawn’s MEPs in Australia

TGA Newsroom | 28/08/2014
MELBOURNE | In regard to certain media reports that have circulated in both Australia and Greece about the proposed forthcoming visit of Golden Dawn’s members of the European Parliament to Australia, the Greek Community of Melbourne (GCM) once again expresses its opposition to such visits. The policies and activities of this organization-whilst its leadership and […]

Citizens of Crete

TGA Newsroom | 22/01/2014
ΡΕΤΗYΜΝΟ | Following an initiative from a team of young people, the foundation of a social cooperative enterprise of collective aim named “Citizens for Crete” has been completed. This new autonomous organisation is created with great responsibility and concern, aiming to help cover the gap of finding / attracting donors and sponsors for the implementation […]

Stournaras at the ECON meeting in Brussels

TGA Newsroom | 18/01/2014
ATHENS | Minister of Finance, Yannis Stournaras, will visit Brussels next week, in order to participate on Wednesday, 22 January, in the Interparliamentary Conference on Economic Governance of the European Union. The Conference is co-organised and co-presided by the Hellenic Parliament and the Interparliamentary Conference on Economic Governance of the European Union. The President of […]

Unemployment rate in Greece rises to 27.8 %

TGA Newsroom | 11/01/2014
ATHENS | Greece’s seasonally corrected unemployment rate jumped to 27.8 pct in October, from 26.1 pct in October 2012 and 27.7 pct in September 2013, Hellenic Statistical Authority (ELSTAT) said on Thursday. The statistics service, in a report, said that unemployment among men totaled 24.7 pct while among women was 32.1 pct in October. The […]

Ecumenical Patriarch met with Tsipras

TGA Newsroom | 11/01/2014
ATHENS | Leader of main opposition SYRIZA, Alexis Tsipras, met on Thursday with Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew. During the meeting, the Ecumenical Patriarch stated that “we do whatever we can to complete our universal mission” and noted that he will continue holding dialogues with the heads of the other churches and the other monotheistic religions such […]

Greece’s Past European Union Presidencies

TGA Newsroom | 09/01/2014
ATHENS | The Greek Presidency of the Council of the European Union, which begun on 1 January 2014, is Greece’s fifth since its accession to the then European Economic Community (EEC), in 1981. In contrast to the previous Presidency – from January to June 2003 – which added another milestone in the EU’s enlargement process […]

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