Panos Thomakos

Registered unemployment on the rise in Greece during December 2019
ECONOMY | 20.01.2020

Registered unemployment totaled 1,064,526 in December 2019 from 1,018,503 in November (an increase of 4.52 pct) and 935,449 in December 2018 (an increase of [...]

World Bank: Greece can increase 'Doing Business' ranking by 18 spots
ECONOMY | 16.11.2019

The latest World Bank report gives kudos to thrice bailed-out Greece for taking significant action towards improving the business environment in the eastern Mediterranean [...]

AP: Turkey deports American ISIS suspect stuck at Greek border
GREEK NEWS | 15.11.2019

AP reports from Ankara that an American man suspected of being a member of the Islamic State group is being repatriated to the United [...]

Archbishop of America will travel to Bahamas on October 12-14
GREEK NEWS | 10.10.2019

BOSTON – His Eminence Archbishop Elpidophoros of America will visit Bahamas over the upcoming weekend, October 12-14. The National Herald had written about the Archbishop’s [...]

Vandalism at Greek Consulate General in New York with anarchist sign
GREEK NEWS | 04.09.2019

NEW YORK – Unknown persons vandalized the property of the Consulate General of Greece in New York, located at 69 East 79th Street in [...]

Yo-Yo Ma's impromptu performances for the Greek public in Athens
EVENTS | 02.07.2019

World-famous musician Yo-Yo Ma spent three days in Athens, one to present his Bach Project at the Herod Atticus Odeon on Sunday and another [...]

Visit the volcanic Greek island of Nisyros in the Dodecanese
GREEK NEWS | 26.06.2019

Nisyros is situated in the heart of the Aegean Sea between Kos and Tilos and is part of the Dodecanese group of islands, [...]

Greek tennis star Tsitsipas advances to third Round of French Open
GREEK NEWS | 30.05.2019

Greek tennis player Stefanos Tsitsipas progressed to the third round of the Roland-Garros French Open 2019 on Wednesday afternoon after beating Bolivia’s Hugo Dellien, according [...]

Cyprus tourist arrivals in January – October 2018 record new all time high
GREEK NEWS | 19.11.2018

Tourist arrivals in Cyprus for the period of January – October 2018 increased by an annual 7.8% to 3.67 million, marking a new record [...]

New Study: Santorini island volcano erupted after 1600 BC
GREEK NEWS | 16.08.2018

For decades, scientists have been trying to calculate the approximate time of the Thera (Santorini) volcano eruption that shaped the island and the surrounding [...]

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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.