HISTORY

  • Athens-Skopje: two decades of negotiations

    Athens-Skopje: two decades of negotiations

    The New Files chronicle two decades of diplomatic negotiations between Greece and FYROM on the name issue through exclusive interviews with former Prime Minister of Greece Konstantinos Mitsotakis, former President of FYROM Kiro Gligorov, former Foreign Minister of Greece and current leader of the ND Party Antonis Samaras, former Foreign Minister and current Goverment Vice President Theodoros Pangalos and many diplomats involved. 

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  • Is Greek history debatable?

    Is Greek history debatable?

    On Monday February 28, Alexis Papachelas hosts an expert roundtable on the controversies surrounding tv documentary series "1821". With much debate over the interpretation and subtext of historical evidence surfacing following the airing of the much-anticipated tv series, Alexis Papachelas asks historians and history experts whether Greek history is something we Greeks can bear debating.

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  • 30 years in the Albanian prisons for espionage

    30 years in the Albanian prisons for espionage

    Alexis Papahelas reveals the gripping story of Loukas Christidis, the Greek spy who spent 30 years in the toughest Albanian jails and Enver Hoxha’s legendary concentration camps. The program travels to the city of Ioannina, two hours from the Albanian border, to witness the ceremony for the nationalization of the Greek former secret agent. Together with Christidis, we embark on a journey through time, to the difficult years of forced exile that he had to endure for the sake of his homeland ideal.

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  • A long-awaited reparation for a wild massacre

    A long-awaited reparation for a wild massacre

    On the 10th of June 1944 the residents of the Greek village Distomo suffer one of the most violent attacks to have taken place during the Second World War. Within a few hours, 218 civilians are killed by the German soldiers. 65 years later, “The New Files” return to the village that was almost wiped out in one day, and reveal that a tribunal in Italy is about to force Germany to pay 25 million euros in reparations to the descendants of the victims, and how this decision will lead the way for tens of other Greek villages, that suffered the same destiny, to demand compensation.

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  • Who is to blame for the Asia Minor catastrophe?

    Who is to blame for the Asia Minor catastrophe?

    In the news program the famous scholar of the destruction of Smyrni and British ambassador to Greece, Sir Michael Llewellyn Smith discloses that Venizelos never asked for guarantees from England and France before invading Smyrni, but even if he asked it would be quite impossible to get any guarantees since the British generals were completely against to the idea of the expedition. The famous historian also explains that there was an alternative solution that could have saved the Greek cities of Asia Minor but Venizelos for his own reasons never believed in it. Also the NEW FILES travel to Smyrni to meet with the Turkish historian Engin Berber who explains on camera how Kemal Atatourk as a young officer of the Turkish a...

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