Aikaterini Grigoriadou’s trajectory from her hometown of Thessaloniki, Greece, to Atlanta has a mythic quality due to its global reverberations as well as her transformation from talented music student, to anthropologist to administrative assistant of Georgia State University’s Hellenic Center. In a sense, Ms. Grigoriadou emerges from a Greek tragedy — namely the Greek financial […]
Book: Lament From Epirus: An Odyssey into Europe’s Oldest Surviving Folk Music Author: Christopher C. King Reviewed by: Glenn P. Hendrix, Chair, Arnall Golden Gregory LLP I’m a fan of the Oxford American magazine’s annual music issue, which comes with a complimentary music CD featuring all manner of Southern artists. The 2016 edition, titled “Visions of the Blues,” […]
When Emmanouil (Manolis) Androulakis found out he was headed to Atlanta, he set off on a feverish research binge. A portrait of the city slowly came into view: Atlanta was the home of Coca-Cola, CNN, the world’s busiest airport and many top corporations, Greece’s new consul quickly found out. But it held another distinction: “Oh, Atlanta — yes of course!” […]
Atlanta’s newly arrived Greek consul will be Global Atlanta’s next guest in the Consular Conversations series of luncheon interviews. Emmanouil Androulakis arrived in the city in September, fresh off a five-year stint in the Greek embassy in Astana, Kazakhstan, where he served as a deputy head of mission and handled consular affairs. A native of […]
Zeus must be wondering if he is about to regain his stature of antiquity. For more than a thousand years he was considered the father of the gods who ruled from his throne at the top of Mount Olympus, the highest mountain on the Greek mainland located 50 miles southwest of Thessaloniki. His mighty presence […]
“Greece’s place in the heart of Europe is not negotiable, and this is broadly accepted,” says Giorgos Panagiotidis, Greece’s consul in Atlanta.
It’s not that Ron Hart, managing director at Morgan Stanley in Atlanta, doesn’t understand the fix that Greece’s economy is in. He told Global Atlanta this Thursday, five days before the country’s June 30 deadline for $1.75 billion in debt repayment, that since 2007 Greece has lost one-third of its gross domestic product. He also […]
Greece may be forced to accept a “grey solution” of multiple currencies to solve its financial problems, a Princeton University authority on the euro said in Atlanta May 13. Harold James, a professor of history and international affairs, and the author of The Rise of the Troubled Euro provided an historical overview of the euro during […]
Vassilios Gouloussis arrived as Greece‘s consul to the Southeast in October 2008 in time to see the U.S. in the throes of the financial crisis. From his office in Buckhead he also followed the wrenching news from Greece where wages and pensions were cut by as much as 40 percent and unemployment rose to levels […]
As Greece’s economy slowly recovers, it should receive a welcome boost from the summer tourist season, Vassilios Gouloussis, the Greek consul for the Southeast, told Global Atlanta, predicting that as many at 17 million tourists are expected before the end of the year.