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Greece launches search for missing small aircraft | News  www.ekathimerini.com

A search and rescue operation was under way on Wednesday in western Greece for a small two-seater aircraft that went missing, Greek national news agency ...

OECD expects a slowdown in Greece | Business  www.ekathimerini.com

The Greek economy is set to experience a slowdown in the next six to nine months, according to the projections of the Organization for Economic Cooperation ...

Greece is facing more political turmoil: Here's what you need to know  CNBC

The vote raises questions about the future of Tsipras' leadership and whether a snap election in the highest indebted euro zone economy could be just around ...

‘What Is Democracy?’ Review: Going Back to Greece, Documentary Asks Who Rules  The New York Times

Like democracy itself, this film assumes such a broad mandate and has such noble intentions that indicating its shortcomings seems almost beside the point.

The New York Times
Protesting teachers in Greece clash with police for second time in a week  NBC News

Primary school teachers clashed with riot police in Athens on Monday for the second time in under a week, during a protest against government plans to change ...

NBC News
Doing business with Greece | Laval News  The Suburban Newspaper

The first Hellenic Canadian Business Symposium takes place this week in Laval.

The Suburban Newspaper
American College of Greece offers Business English seminars | Kathimerini  www.ekathimerini.com

The American College of Greece at Aghia Paraskevi in Athens is offering its 10-week seminar on Business English again this year.

President Trump, U.S. Shutdown, Greece: Your Monday Briefing  The New York Times

(Want to get this briefing by email? Here's the sign-up.) Good morning. President Trump faces tests of his political survival, the U.S. government shutdown has ...

The New York Times
Greece’s Great Hemorrhaging  The New York Times

Everyone wants to see an end to the crisis — not least the Greek people — but the country is a long way from “normalcy.”

The New York Times
Greece Expects More Arrivals from Austria and Norway in 2019  GTP Headlines

The Greek National Tourism Organization (GNTO) on Wednesday announced that it is expecting a double-digit rise in tourist arrivals to Greece this year from ...

GTP Headlines
Greece no confidence vote: PM in desperate bid to save leadership as vote on KNIFE-EDGE  Express.co.uk

GREECE has put the EU on the brink of another crisis as the financially crippled member state's Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras made an impassioned appeal for ...

Construction figures head higher in Greece during October | TornosNews.gr  Tornos News International Edition

Construction activity retained its rising course in October, according to the figures issued by the Hellenic Statistical Authority on Tuesday, ekathimerini.com ...

Tornos News International Edition
Tesla's Powerpacks Could Modernize Greece's Electric Grid  Futurism

Greece is made up of thousands of islands, hundreds of them inhabited. That makes building a reliable electric grid in the European country a major challenge.

Greece faces €200M fine for failing to stop Chinese fraud network  POLITICO.eu

Customs officials failed to halt big scheme to avoid import duties and tax, investigators say.

Greece is running out of time to fix its banks  Financial Times

Political turmoil and slowing demand are hitting efforts to reform the financial sector.

Financial Times
State Department releases Integrated Country Strategy for Greece | Kathimerini  www.ekathimerini.com

Greece is “a pillar of stability in a complicated region,” according to the State Department's Integrated Country Strategy (ICS) for the EU member and NATO ally, ...

EU fines Greece more than 200 mln euros over Chinese tax fraud network | Kathimerini  www.ekathimerini.com

The European Union's Anti-Fraud Office (OLAF) has issued a fine of more than 200 million euros to Greece for failing to stop a wide-scale tax fraud by Chinese ...

FYROM FM says was assured Greece 'strongly committed' to name deal | Kathimerini  www.ekathimerini.com

Nikola Dimitrov, foreign minister of the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, told a press conference in the capital Skopje Sunday that he has been “assured” ...

Paternity tests on the rise in Greece, says scientist, Lina Giannarou | Kathimerini  www.ekathimerini.com

Greek DNA labs are receiving an increasing number of requests for tests mainly from men but also women who want to clarify the paternity of their child, ...

In Greece, Merkel embraces former Eurosceptics  Aljazeera.com

The warm greeting for Merkel could signal a new push for Eurocentric parties ahead of European parliament elections.

Greece launches new consultation on iGaming rules  iGaming Business

The Hellenic Gaming Commission has launched a second consultation on its proposed online gambling regulations, giving the industry a window of just 10 days ...

iGaming Business
Commission President says EU failed Greece  Greek City Times

The European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker on Tuesday expressed regret that the European Union had not shown sufficient solidarity with ...

Greek City Times
Greece must craft Turkey policy around Cyprus, Aegean as it inches towards elections - analyst  Ahval

Greece's current Turkey policy must take into consideration the unobstructed completion of Cyprus's energy program and Ankara's focus on the Kastellorizo area ...

Greece Kiwanis support local children’s center  Monroe County Post

The Mary Cariola Children's Center recently received a $1000 check to support its Greece residence from the Kiwanis Club of Greece. These funds came from ...

Monroe County Post
Unusual snow coats Athens amid Greece cold snap  AccuWeather.com

Beaches across portions of Greece appeared white earlier this week, but it wasn't due to the color of the sand.

Macedonia approves historical deal with Greece to rename itself North Macedonia  The Independent

Macedonia fulfilled its part of a historic deal on Friday that will pave its way to NATO membership and normalise relations with neighbouring Greece, after ...

The Independent
Greece: Doctor shortage in migrant camps  InfoMigrants

There is a shortage of medical staff at several Greek migrant camps. The situation has been worsened by the state's failure to appoint permanent professionals ...

Greece to Promote Tourism in Shanghai Free-Trade Zone - GTP Headlines  GTP Headlines

Over the next 10 years Greece will be present in the Shanghai Free Trade Zone, showcasing and promoting Greek tourism, culture, gastronomy and products.

GTP Headlines
Piraeus Bank Presents the Principles for Responsible Banking with the Governor of the Bank of Greece  Associated Press

ATHENS, Greece--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jan 16, 2019--The Principles for Responsible Banking were presented today for the first time in Greece at an event ...

Associated Press
Merkel visits Greece in show of 'EU solidarity' amid protests  Al Jazeera English

German Chancellor Angela Merkel has arrived in Greece amid tight security on Thursday, looking to turn the page on the biting austerity measures that sparked ...

Al Jazeera English
Greece exhumes decades-old ship graveyard amid fears of environmental hazard  Euronews English

Dozens of abandoned ships have laid dormant near Greece's major port of Piraeus for decades. Now Greek authorities want to drag the rusting giants back up ...

Euronews English
Trouble for Greece and the Greek Banks, All Over Again  24/7 Wall St.

If there is ever a country in Europe that seems to always have some strife, Greece has to top of the list. Many investors and economists have been worried about ...

24/7 Wall St.
Legacy Gastro Suites Hotel Review, Crete, Greece | Telegraph Travel  Telegraph.co.uk

Read the Legacy Gastro Suites, Crete, Greece hotel review on Telegraph Travel. See great photos, full ratings, facilities, expert advice and book the best hotel ...

Snowfall in Greece gives Athens a much different look  BGR

As it always does, winter has covered many parts of the world in a dusting of snow to start the year. Last week we were treated to some lovely images of a rare ...

Geothermal energy seeks awakening in many parts of Greece  ThinkGeoEnergy

Looking at cooling and heating, Greek municipalities are increasingly exploring geothermal energy as a solution, including heat pumps and deeper direct use of ...

Greece opens consultation on iGaming and sports betting regulations  Gaming Intelligence

The consultation opened on January 15th and builds on the earlier consultation into proposed iGaming legislation late last year. It offers detailed information on ...

Gaming Intelligence
Migrant rescued by Turkey blames Greece of push-back  Anadolu Agency

Greek coast guards pushed migrant boat back to Turkish coastal waters and 'left us to die,' say migrants - Anadolu Agency.

Anadolu Agency
EU allows Greece to postpone deadline for coal plant bids  Reuters

The European Commission has allowed Greece's Public Power Corp. (PPC) to postpone to late January a deadline for binding bids for three coal-fired plants, ...

14th January 2019 Under-23s News Kefalas gets Greece Under-19 call-up  QPR official website

QPR Under-23s defender Themis Kefalas has been called-up by Greece's Under-19 side.

QPR official website
Greece's 10 most beautiful seaside towns  Telegraph.co.uk

Continuing our series on Europe's prettiest seaside towns, our Italy expert reveals his favourites. Previous articles have looked at France, Spain, Italy and ...

US Report Says Anti-Americanism On the Wane in Greece  Greek Reporter

Greece is "a pillar of stability in a complicated region," according to the U.S. State Department's Integrated Country Strategy (ICS) report, released this week.

Greek Reporter
Rare snowfall blankets Athens as temperatures across Greece hit record lows  Global News

The ancient monuments in Athens got a rare dusting of snow on Tuesday as temperatures across Greece hit record lows, bringing transport to a standstill in ...

Global News
Greece FREEZES OVER: Europe battles CRIPPLING cold weather as 16 pronounced DEAD  Express.co.uk

ATHENS is the latest country to be gripped by a crippling sub-zero wave of cold weather blitzing mainland Europe, with hundreds of European flights cancelled ...

Santorini volcano (Greece): earthquake swarm southwest off the island  VolcanoDiscovery

An earthquake swarm has been occurring near the island since this morning. So far, 16 quakes of magnitudes between 2 and 3.9 and at depths ranging ...

Greece Braces for More Snow and Stormy Weather  Greek Reporter

Another bout of severe bad weather, including snow in several parts of the country, is forecast to affect Greece between Monday afternoon and Wednesday.

Greek Reporter
Greece: ERT director of international relations refuses to comment on Katerine Duska rumours  ESCXTRA.com

While various sites have reported that Katerine Duska has been chosen as Greece's representative to Tel Aviv, ERT director of internal relations Maria ...

Anger over Greece's crowdfunding plea to buy new warships  Aljazeera.com

Some say the plan for the new navy fleet would be a waste of money for Greece, suffering from economic problems.

Turkey, Greece eager to recruit Belarusian Emergencies Ministry's help to fight fires  Belarus News (BelTA)

MINSK, 16 January (BelTA) – Turkey and Greece are intent on using the assistance of Belarusian Emergencies Ministry aerial units for fighting fires.

Belarus News (BelTA)
Rare snow blankets the beaches of Greece  AccuWeather.com

The beaches of Athens, Greece were white on January 8th as a rare snowfall brought several inches of snow to the area.

One dead, two missing after blizzards hit Greece  The Weather Network

Saturday, January 5, 2019, 6:04 PM - An elderly woman was found dead and two men were missing after blizzards hit parts of Greece, police officials said on ...

The Weather Network
Greece must decide what kind of diaspora it wants, Endy Zemenides | Kathimerini  www.ekathimerini.com

In the process of mourning Nikos Mouyiaris, Greece (and Cyprus) should give a great deal of consideration to the following question: what kind of diaspora ...

Greece racks up surplus by keeping foot on investment brake  Financial Times

Syriza outperforms fiscal target but critics warn of longer-term risks to economy.

Financial Times
Greece's revamped railways expected to boost economy  Aljazeera.com

Railway accounts for only one percent of all passenger journeys by land and 1.5 percent of overland freight transport.

Greece: Thousands of asylum seekers enduring winter in tents  Aljazeera.com

Thousands of asylum seekers in Greece, living in tents on one of the Aegean Islands, are enduring another winter without heat or running water as there is no ...

Opera Mansion Hotel Review, Santorini, Greece | Telegraph Travel  Telegraph.co.uk

Read the Opera Mansion, Santorini, Greece hotel review on Telegraph Travel. See great photos, full ratings, facilities, expert advice and book the best hotel ...

Winter conditions add to migrant hardship in northern Greece  InfoMigrants

Freezing weather is exacerbating difficult conditions for migrants in overcrowded refugee camps in northern Greece. Last week the cold spell led to a protest by ...

European Court Rules Against Greece Over Shariah Law  The Wall Street Journal

Europe's human-rights court ruled on Wednesday that Greece failed to protect a Muslim woman from discrimination when it made her follow religious law on ...

The Wall Street Journal
Temperatures to drop in many parts of Greece | Kathimerini  www.ekathimerini.com

Unseasonably balmy temperatures are set to drop in many parts of Greece, the national weather *service* (HNMS) warned on Monday, adding that chilly northerly ...

Greece: 9 checked over powder-filled letters to universities  News & Observer

At least nine people have received medical attention after letters containing a white powder described as consisting of "industrial irritants" were sent to 11 ...

News & Observer
You've Got Mail: Greece Universities Receive 'Poisoned' Envelopes with 'Islamic Content' from India  News18

The envelopes were addressed to 12 university rectors across Greece, from its islands to the mainland and the capital Athens, and some had a printed note of.

Joint Ventures: Greece Cultivates Business Opportunities in Cannabis  The Wall Street Journal

More entrepreneurs and investors see a boom in the growing and selling of legal cannabis in Europe. Greece could be one of the biggest winners.

The Wall Street Journal
Greece's National Archaeological Museum sees visitor numbers rise | Kathimerini  www.ekathimerini.com

Greece's National Archaeological Museum (NAM) welcomed more than 590000 visitors last year, recording a rise of 8.9 percent from 2017 and 29 percent in the ...

Snowfall in Greece  National Review

The ancient monuments near Athens got a rare dusting of snow this week as temperatures across Greece hit record lows.

National Review
Macedonia seeks final approval for name deal with Greece  The Irish Times

Athens has yet to clear pact that would help renamed 'North Macedonia' join Nato and EU.

The Irish Times
Like Greece, Brexit negotiations leave the UK a rule taker from the EU  The Conversation - UK

A lesson from Greece on why driving a hard bargain with the EU does not end well.

The Conversation - UK
Greece, Turkey and the unpredictable President Trump | Comment  www.ekathimerini.com

There is widespread satisfaction – even enthusiasm – over the support for Greece being expressed by American officials both privately and publicly, as well as ...

Greece; Travel  The Advertiser

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The Advertiser
Greece suffers shock Hopman Cup loss to Great Britain  ESPN

It took them a while to realise but Greece's Hopman Cup title hopes are hanging by a thread.

'Schindler's List' escape room in Greece offers visitors WWII experience  The Jerusalem Post - Israel News

"How does a pastime that reduces the Holocaust to a game exist — and thrive — for almost two years and without any repercussions?"

The Jerusalem Post - Israel News
Greece's OTE agrees to sell Telekom Albania for 50 mln euro  SeeNews

TIRANA (Albania), January 16 (SeeNews) – Greece's OTE group said on Wednesday it has entered into an agreement to sell its entire stake in Telekom Albania ...

Passengers on diverted Ryanair flight forced to catch bus 770km to Greece  Traveller

For about 200 passengers, the flight from London, UK to Thessaloniki in northern Greece took almost 24 hours.

Macedonian president urges rejection of Greece name deal  WLOX

Macedonia's president urges parliament to reject a deal with Greece under which his country would amend its constitution and change its name to North ...

Deputies ID Greece woman killed in two-car Parma collision Monday  Rochester Democrat and Chronicle

Dilek Ogut was killed in a two-vehicle collision in Parma. Deputies continue to look for info about a 2009 Hyundai Santa Fe.

Rochester Democrat and Chronicle
Israel, Greece and Cyprus can count on U.S. support  The Jerusalem Post - Israel News

Israel, Greece and Cyprus are holding their fifth tripartite summit in Beersheba. This type of dialogue has been institutionalized yielding some initial results and ...

The Jerusalem Post - Israel News
Athens beaches buried in snow as temperatures across Greece hit record lows | Watch News Videos Online  Globalnews.ca

Residents of the Greek capital of Athens woke on Tuesday to rare snowfall as the country shivered in the grip of a cold spell, with sub-freezing temperatures in ...

Rafael Nadal Tennis Centre arrives in Greece  MARCA.com

A new Rafa Nadal Tennis Centre will open its doors in April this year.It will be located within the 5* Sani Resort in Halkidiki, which is one of the...

Greece temperatures plunge to -23C as Europe is hit with snow  NEWS.com.au

Greece has been blighted by -23C temperatures and snowfall as Europe is devastated by a deadly winter storm that has killed several people and sparked ...

In the wake of Greece's financial crisis, where have all the children gone?  The Independent

During the country's deep and prolonged crash an already low birthrate ticked down further – and the demographic changes have darkened Greece's prospects ...

The Independent
Rick Pitino arrives in Greece to begin coaching job at Panathinaikos  USA TODAY

Former Louisville coach Rick Pitino is back in coaching, having landed in Greece on Wednesday morning with a new job he's starting immediately, according to ...

Israel, Greece and Cyprus Back EastMed Gas Pipeline  The Wall Street Journal

Greece, Cyprus and Israel said on Thursday they are ready to proceed with a U.S.-backed pipeline project that would transfer natural gas from the Eastern ...

The Wall Street Journal
Rick Pitino Takes Head Coaching Job in Greece  The New York Times

Rick Pitino, the Hall of Fame basketball coach who was fired as Louisville's head coach last year amid allegations that he was aware of illicit payments to a ...

The New York Times
Thousands of illegal buildings razed in Greece  Aljazeera.com

Two natural disasters this year have the Greek government carrying out a spate of demolitions that have traditionally been put off.

Three-hour Ryanair plane journey to Greece takes nearly a day  Sky News

Flights from London to Thessaloniki should take around three hours but for dozens of Ryanair passengers it lasted nearly 24, with the Greek government forced ...

Sky News
Greece: Violent Pushbacks at Turkey Border  Human Rights Watch

Greek law enforcement officers at the land border with Turkey in the northeastern Evros region routinely summarily return asylum seekers and migrants, Human ...

Human Rights Watch
Fire in Greece destroys 1 apartment unit, leaves 3 displaced  13WHAM-TV

Greece, N. Y. (WHAM) - Firefighters are investigating after an apartment fire left three people displaced. Crews responded to Woodhill Drive on Thursday.

Anagram Designs an Urban Cultural Park for Greece  ArchDaily

Rotterdam and Athens-based practice Anagram Architecture & Urbanism has designed an Urban Theater for the Ioannina Cultural Park National Competition in ...

Another success for Greece! Sakkari through to third round of the Australian Open [VIDEO]  Neos Kosmos

It's been a good-news day for Greece at the Australian Open today, with Maria Sakkari winning the second round in straight sets at Melbourne Park.

Neos Kosmos
Greece child protection services 'disjointed and inadequate'  Al Jazeera English

Successive governments are structurally unable to organise coherent system of child protection, experts say.

Al Jazeera English
Greece Police searching for suspects in attack at park  13WHAM-TV

A man suffered cuts during an attack at a park in Greece Saturday night. According to Greece Police, a man said he was stabbed around 11 p. m. at Basil ...

Greece on List of Most Hospitable Places on the Planet  Greek Reporter

Greece has just been named one of the most hospitable places in the world in a report by Booking.com. Just what is it about Greece that people find so ...

Greek Reporter
'Loyal Athena guy' Mike Husdan named varsity football coach in Greece  Rochester Democrat and Chronicle

When Mike Husdan takes a look around high school football, out and away from Greece Athena, he sees one of the sports that is "hurting" for coaches.

Rochester Democrat and Chronicle
Greece hauls abandoned, half-sunken ships out of the sea - Hard haul  Economic Times

The hulking remains of a cargo ship rise up through the water, listing to one side with a rusting hull exposed, its glory days of sailing the world's seas and oceans ...

Economic Times
Greece stocks lower at close of trade; Athens General Composite down 0.02%  Investing.com

Greece stocks lower at close of trade; Athens General Composite down 0.02%

Greece man accused of stalking women at store: "I'm being pranked"  13WHAM-TV

Greece, N. Y. (WHAM) - The Greece man accused of stalking two women inside a store on W. Ridge Road and following them out into the parking lot pleaded ...

Woman left BLIND after drinking spiked cocktails during a holiday in Greece  Mirror Online

EXCLUSIVE: Hannah, 22, lost her sight during a holiday night out.

Mirror Online
After 105 years in our area Greece's Gruttadauria’s Bakery closes, will move to California  Rochester Democrat and Chronicle

Gruttadauria's Bakery has served its last cannoli, rum cakes and cucidati at 1600 W. Ridge Road in Greece. The family-owned business closed its doors on Jan.

Rochester Democrat and Chronicle
Europe weather news: Snow blankets Greece Italy Germany Switzerland Poland Slovakia  9news.com.au

Many parts of Europe have welcomed in 2019 with extreme weather as snow and subzero temperatures sweep the ...

Heavy snow paralyses northern Greece  Vatican News

Air and road traffic in northern and central Greece have been plunged into chaos after two days of heavy snowfalls.

Vatican News
Ancient Greece Comes to Life in 12 New Video Games  Greek Reporter

Try out one of these twelve fun, colorful video games to "get your Greek on" and discover what it might have been like to live back in Ancient Greece!

Greek Reporter

Greece Videos

Κλαυδία Παπαδοπούλου vs Georgina Kalais - One | 2o Battle | The Voice of Greece
Κλαυδία Παπαδοπούλου vs Georgina Kalais - One | 2o Battle | The Voice of Greece
Top 10 Best Places To Visit In Greece
Top 10 Best Places To Visit In Greece
Γιολάντα Αμαξοπούλου vs Έμιλυ Βιβλάκη - Cryin' | 2o Battle | The Voice of Greece
Γιολάντα Αμαξοπούλου vs Έμιλυ Βιβλάκη - Cryin' | 2o Battle | The Voice of Greece
Νάσος Κατσίνας vs Νικόχρηστος Λαμπαούνας - Πλάτανος | 2o Battle | The Voice of Greece
Νάσος Κατσίνας vs Νικόχρηστος Λαμπαούνας - Πλάτανος | 2o Battle | The Voice of Greece
Greece's Geography Problem
Greece's Geography Problem
What I Love And Hate About Living In Greece
What I Love And Hate About Living In Greece
Greece's Next Top Model 2018 17ο Επεισόδιο 13/11/18
Greece's Next Top Model 2018 17ο Επεισόδιο 13/11/18
Η αποχώρηση στο Greece Next Top Model! (STAR, 13/11/18)
Η αποχώρηση στο Greece Next Top Model! (STAR, 13/11/18)
Ασπασία Βοτσίδη vs Μαρίνα Τζιάνγουιρθ - Read All About It | 1o Battle | The Voice of Greece
Ασπασία Βοτσίδη vs Μαρίνα Τζιάνγουιρθ - Read All About It | 1o Battle | The Voice of Greece
Visit Greece - The DON'Ts of Visiting Greece
Visit Greece - The DON'Ts of Visiting Greece

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Kardamena, Kos, Greece | Flickr - Photo Sharing!
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Theodora Greece: Hola! Greece features HRH Princess Theodora
Fokos Taverna Mykonos | Taverna in Mykonos Island Greece
Fokos Taverna Mykonos | Taverna in Mykonos Island Greece
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Aegina, Greece | Flickr - Photo Sharing!
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Greece Wiki

Greece (Greek: Ελλάδα), officially the Hellenic Republic (Greek: Ελληνική Δημοκρατία), historically also known as Hellas (Greek: Ελλάς), is a country located in Southern and Southeast Europe, with a population of approximately 11 million as of 2016. Athens is the nation's capital and largest city, followed by Thessaloniki.Greece is located at the crossroads of Europe, Asia, and Africa. Situated on the southern tip of the Balkan Peninsula, it shares land borders with Albania to the northwest, the Republic of Macedonia and Bulgaria to the north, and Turkey to the northeast. The Aegean Sea lies to the east of the mainland, the Ionian Sea to the west, the Cretan Sea and the Mediterranean Sea to the south. Greece has the longest coastline on the Mediterranean Basin and the 11th longest coastline in the world at 13,676 km (8,498 mi) in length, featuring a large number of islands, of which 227 are inhabited. Eighty percent of Greece is mountainous, with Mount Olympus being the highest peak at 2,918 metres (9,573 ft). The country consists of nine geographic regions: Macedonia, Central Greece, the Peloponnese, Thessaly, Epirus, the Aegean Islands (including the Dodecanese and Cyclades), Thrace, Crete, and the Ionian Islands.Greece is considered the cradle of Western civilisation, being the birthplace of democracy, Western philosophy, Western literature, historiography, political science, major scientific and mathematical principles, Western drama and notably the Olympic Games. From the eighth century BC, the Greeks were organised into various independent city-states, known as poleis (singular polis), which spanned the entire Mediterranean region and the Black Sea. Philip of Macedon united most of the Greek mainland in the fourth century BC, with his son Alexander the Great rapidly conquering much of the ancient world, from the eastern Mediterranean to India. Greece was annexed by Rome in the second century BC, becoming an integral part of the Roman Empire and its successor, the Byzantine Empire, wherein Greek language and culture were dominant. Rooted in the first century A.D., the Greek Orthodox Church helped shape modern Greek identity and transmitted Greek traditions to the wider Orthodox World. Falling under Ottoman dominion in the mid-15th century, the modern nation state of Greece emerged in 1830 following a war of independence. Greece's rich historical legacy is reflected by its 18 UNESCO World Heritage Sites.The sovereign state of Greece is a unitary parliamentary republic and developed country with an advanced high-income economy, a high quality of life, and a very high standard of living. A founding member of the United Nations, Greece was the tenth member to join the European Communities (precursor to the European Union) and has been part of the Eurozone since 2001. It is also a member of numerous other international institutions, including the Council of Europe, the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO), the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), the World Trade Organization (WTO), the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE), and the Organisation internationale de la Francophonie (OIF). Greece's unique cultural heritage, large tourism industry, prominent shipping sector and geostrategic importance classify it as a middle power. It is the largest economy in the Balkans, where it is an important regional investor.