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Geography, Environment, and Archaeology in Greece | Archaeological Excavations in Greece. Mankind's relationship with the environment is always important, and this is certainly true in the Mediterranean area. The sea itself provided relatively easy lanes of transport and communications; the numerous islands and rough coastline encouraged the movement of people and goods, throughout the centuries. In addition, the sea provided a moderating climatic influence: the so-called "Mediterranean climate" brings hot, dry summers and cool, wet winters, commonly with enough rainfall to make farming without irrigation possible. Away from the sea the climate is more extreme, with hotter summers and colder winters.

The whole of the Mediterranean area is mountainous, but the mountains are not inordinately high and they do not keep their snow during the summer; the mountains, however, are relatively irregular and they break the countryside into small areas of fairly flat land, separated by often inhospitable mountains. The Greeks and their Environment. Culture in Greece and society today. Greece is a country of great interests and diverse cultures, influenced by its location, at the junction between the East and the West and by the many occupations of the Greek people throughout history. In general, the Greeks are particularly proud of their culture and speak of their country with an intense passion, feeling that the culture in Greece is a definition of their national and ethnic belonging. Traditions, religion, music, language, food and wines are the major composites of the culture in Greece and constitute the base for those who wish to visit and understand today's country.

Greek Culture: Aspects of the culture in Greece Below we propose information about the main aspects of the Greek culture today: language, traditions, religion, food, music and more. Language Language constitutes one of the most important elements of the Greek culture. History Greece is a country with a very rich history from Bronze age, to classical period, Roman period, Ottoman period and more. Geography. Athens' First Mini Maker Faire Showcases the Innovative Talent of Youth in Greece [video] 20 0Google +0 0 0 22 Stavros Messinis, founder of The Cube and Kostas Fontalis, founder of Xeirotexnika teamed up to combine the technology and DIY communities for Athens’ first ever Mini Maker Faire which took place October 1-2. Already hailed as an invaluable co-working incubator hub for tech start-ups and helping people develop their ambitions, The Cube saw the opportunity to co-facilitate the fair as an amazing platform for young inventors of various mediums to display and explain their creations to the public.

This year’s faire was just the beginning and over 5,000 visitors stopped by the Peristeri Exhibition Center to check out the latest creations of the youth of Greece. Facilitators Stavros Messinis and Maria Calafatis from The Cube alongside Kostas Fontalis and Vanessa Matsoka from Xeirotexnika, provided the much-needed platform for young inventors in Greece. For more information about Athens’ first Mini Maker Faire see:

Greek anger at Turkey border treaty remarks. Image copyright Getty Images Greece has reacted angrily after Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan appeared to question a treaty that set borders between the two countries. Mr Erdogan said the 1923 Treaty of Lausanne was a defeat for Turkey as it "gave away" islands to Greece. Greek Defence Minister Panos Kammenos warned Turkey not to pursue "dangerous paths". Tensions over a disputed Aegean islet in 1996 brought Greece and Turkey to the brink of war. Since then, relations between the neighbours have eased. Speaking in Ankara on Thursday, Mr Erdogan said the Treaty of Lausanne, which forged the modern borders between Greece and Turkey, was essentially a defeat for Turkey. "We gave away islands to Greece that we could reach with a shout.

"Those who sat at that table did not do right by that treaty. Mr Erdogan's remarks angered both the Greek government and the Turkish opposition. Mr Erdogan came to power in 2002 and has become known for his authoritarian approach. Greece Bears EU’s Refugee Burden - The Cairo Review of Global Affairs. Remember the refugees? Now that the dust from Brexit’s media paranoia and Rio’s Olympic euphoria is settling in, one might wonder, almost after two months, whatever happened to the refugees? Migrants might have migrated from the front pages of the newspapers and the covers of the magazines to the inner sections, but the issue is far from being over. It has only been swept comfortably under the European carpet, in order not to upset a fragile equilibrium in Greek-EU relations, as well as in the European’s bloc dealings with Turkey. Greece is currently hosting almost sixty thousand migrants in various types of camps and locations around the country.

The majority of this number (around forty-seven thousand people) is living in facilities throughout the Greek mainland while the rest are currently on the islands where they arrived. Though the migrant crisis emerged at an astonishing speed, taking the continent by surprise, the rest of the procedure has been painfully slow. Bulgaria to Raise 100 Km Fence Across Borders With Greece and Turkey. 10 11Google +0 0 0 21 Bulgaria is to build a 100 km barbed wire fence along its border with Greece and Turkey and deploy thousands of border guards to prevent migrant flows. Along with the existing structure, the total fence will exceed 200 km, while Frontex staff and the Bulgarian army will participate in border patrols. Bulgaria has increased border patrols and at some points there are joint operations with Greek border guards.

Even though migrant flows from Turkey have decreased significantly, Bulgaria is preparing for the possibility that the European Union-Turkey agreement on refugee flow might collapse. In a press conference in Sofia, Bulgarian Interior Minister Rumiana Bachvarova announced that the border guard forces will receive 420 modern jeeps, helicopters, thermal cameras and a special communication system for mobile phone reception.

In relation to Greece, Bulgarian officials have underlined the excellent cooperation between the two sides of the border. Greece’s 2017 Budget Plan Sticks With Robust Growth Forecast. Greece forecasts economic growth of 2.7% in 2017 | World news. After more than half a decade of gruelling, austerity-driven recession, Greece has forecast economic growth in 2017, in what would be its first annual rebound in seven years. Europe’s most indebted country will see growth of 2.7% next year partly as a result of an upsurge in tourism, according to the draft budget that Athens’s leftist-led coalition will table in parliament on Monday.

“We are at a turning point at which we can say, with certainty, that we are leaving the recession behind us,” the national economy minister, Giorgos Stathakis, said last week. The blueprint, which officials hope will form the basis of talks when lenders begin a second review of the economy later this month, is expected to highlight better-than-expected tax revenues and renewed interest in investments under the country’s privatisation programme. Insiders said Greece would easily meet its bailout goal of achieving a surplus – excluding debt-servicing costs – of 0.5% GDP this year.