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The Weekend Neos Kosmos : 12 October 2019
DIGITAL.NEOSKOSMOS.COM THE WEEKEND NEOS KOSMOS | SATURDAY 12 OCTOBER 2019 21 YOUR SAY PEOPLE & PLACES Pronia fundraising gala raises over $50,000 Pronia's annual fundraising gala has received an overwhelming response, raising over $50,000. Hosted at L'Unica Reception in Parkville on Friday, it was a special night, giving the community organisation a chance to highlight its impressive achievements serving the Greek community since it was established in 1972. Pronia President Ivy Fatouros-Mimilidis and CEO Tina Douvos-Stathopoulos gave inspirational speeches about the organisation's accomplishments, its goals and the reasons for its existence going forward. Among the official guests in attendance were the Hon Justice Emilios Kyrou, Consul General of Greece in Melbourne Dimitris Michalopoulos, Federal Labor MP Maria Vamvakinou, and ECCV Chairperson Cr Kris Pavlidis, amongst others. Master of ceremonies for the night was Andrew Paschalidis. Guests were entertained by band Leventes, as well as Greek brass-band Totally Kicking Brass, who accompanied dance group 'O Periklis'. Money was raised thanks to generous donations, as well as through silent auctions on the night. Australian immigration in Greek Parliament Myrsini Bougoukas Varoufakis, you are an educated idiot lefty with no love for Greece. Keep your thoughts to yourself. Manolis Bletsas Myrsini Bougoukas, that’s very ‘democratic’ of you. I’m guessing you advocate for ‘free speech’ too, (but) only if you agree with it. Eleni Theodor Papaz Dumb and dumber. George Bouras I expect the Greek community of Australia to answer back to this lunatic.... Are illegal immigrants the same with newly-arrived Greeks that come to Australia from Greece? (Most are Australian citizens). Alexandra Calvin This is the imbecile the Greeks put in Parliament and gave him a voice and secured him a fat pay check. The man that wants Greece riddled with ‘illegals’. Well next time Greece calls on the omogenia of Australia for help, how about they go knocking on someone else’s door since, according to scum like this we don’t deserve the right to vote. Greek renovations bring tax perks Bassile Anastasopoulos Is there a Catch 22? Debbie Xexenis Yes, they are grants for replacing windows, doors, heating to make older homes more energy sustainable. It’s a loan you have to pay back with no interest. Mario Boukas How about all the other taxes you pay for having a property in Greece. Is there a deduction there? I don’t think so. People in this country have no idea. Marie Krystallidis Hmmm 10,000 euros to spend. Georgie Feronas Let’s get our tools ready. Con Laz As long as you get receipts for the work because a lot of them don’t give one. US forces back out of Syria Photos: Kostas Deves Pallaconian dance was a great success The Pallaconian Brotherhood's 2019 Dinner Dance, sponsored by Delphi Bank, was a huge success with over 180 people in attendance. "The event was a good vindication of the committee's hard work," said Miltiadis Paikopoulos from the Pallaconian Brotherhood. Μηνάς Αντωνίου Liars, and we want support from them for Cyprus AOZ. Harry Sevastopoulos Our allies. Rania Vassiliou The Kurds get the short end of the stick... again! Panagiotis Tsentis Interesting times ahead. What will Russia do next? Bassile Anastasopoulos That’s what happens, where these US forces go they sell them out. YOUR WORDS. YOUR VOICE. Here’s what our readers on Facebook thought about: Write your comments on our social media pages and see them publicized here... Young and old joined in the dancing.
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