Panos Thomakos

Greeks fear losing jobs and poverty due to COVID-19 pandemic
ECONOMY | 16.05.2020

Greeks who set aside their notorious propensity for defying laws they don't like and mostly stayed home during a COVID-19 Coronavirus lockdown now are [...]

Minister: Restaurants may open earlier in Greece if there are no Covid-19 cases
ECONOMY | 04.05.2020

Greece's development ministry will recommend that restaurants be allowed to open earlier if there are no coronavirus cases as Greece gradually returns to normal, [...]

Erdogan's new palace under construction despite Covid-19 and court ruling
WORLD NEWS | 07.04.2020

Construction of a new presidential palace for Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan in the eastern province of Bitlis’ ancient town of Ahlat continues despite [...]

Update from The National Hellenic Museum on coronavirus pandemic
SOCIETY | 02.04.2020

CHICAGO – A new message from The National Hellenic Museum on COVID-19 follows: As the world adjusts every day to the new realities of the [...]

Minister: Patients with coronavirus in Greek public hospitals now at 530
GREEK NEWS | 02.04.2020

There are now 530 people infected with coronavirus or with suspected coronavirus symptoms being treated in public hospitals, said Deputy Health Minister Vassilis Kontozamanis [...]

Eurovision 2020 cancelled due to coronavirus outbreak
GREEK NEWS | 19.03.2020

The organizers of the Eurovision song contest announced the event had been canceled due to the coronavirus outbreak. The official statement reads: It is with [...]

Red Cross offers Greek chapter financial support to handle migration crisis
SOCIETY | 05.03.2020

The head of the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) Francesco Rocca announced an initial 300,000 euro support fund for [...]

Greek Language Day on February 9: The mother of all western languages
GREEK NEWS | 08.02.2020

The Greek language now has its own World Day, which is celebrated annually every February 9, the day which also honors the memory of [...]

Labor Minister: Greek government goal to reduce unemployment to 15%
GREEK NEWS | 03.02.2020

Unemployment is dropping, and the government will "do all in its power to reduce it further," Labor Minister Yiannis Vroutsis said in Patras on [...]

Greek parliament to vote on Defense Cooperation Agreement with the US
GREEK NEWS | 24.01.2020

The foreign ministry bill on the “Ratification of the Protocol, Amendments to the Mutual Defence Cooperation Agreement (MDCA) between Greece and the USA” will [...]

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Panos Thomakos
Panos Thomakos

Editor of Tornos News international platform

He was educated at Athens College, Phillips Exeter Academy, New College of the University of South Florida and Athens University. He worked for 33 years as a reporter, editor, columnist and editor-in-chief at various Greek and English language national political, financial and tourism daily and periodical newspapers, magazines and portals including Athens News, Mesimvrini, Status, Isotimia, Ependytis, Ethnos, Eleftheros Typos, Diners World Travel and

He has also appeared as news anchorman and commentator for Mega Channel and Satellite Business Channel TV stations for 10 consecutive years and served as Press Office Director for the Ministry of Interior and the National Organization for Small and Middle Sized Enterprises (EOMMEX).

He has been a member of the Daily Athens Newspaper Journalists Union (ESIEA) since 1990.