Panos Thomakos

Greek unemployment rate eased to 23.4 pct during June 2016
ECONOMY | 08.09.2016

Greek unemployment rate eased to 23.4 pct of the workforce in June, from 23.6 pct in May and 24.9 pct in June 2015, with [...]

Turkey lifts German MPs ban on Incirlik Air Base Bundeswehr troops visits
WORLD NEWS | 08.09.2016

German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier confirmed on Thursday that Turkish authorities had lifted a ban on German MPs visiting Bundeswehr troops stationed at Incirlik [...]

Minister: Greek economy to turn from stabilization to growth in H2 2016
ECONOMY | 08.09.2016

"We have a stable economic program now. The second half of the year will be a turning point and the country will be led [...]

Russian Consul: Agreements to be signed at Greek-Russian Forum
POLITICS | 08.09.2016

Several agreements in various sectors will be signed during the Greek-Russian Forum, that will take place during the Thessaloniki International Fair (TIF), the Russian [...]

Italy's Gentiloni: EU partners should not 'stand apart' in refugee crisis
POLITICS | 08.09.2016

"The answer to refugee flows cannot be an 'emergency' answer. We must realise that refugee flows will occupy Europe in the long-term and we [...]

Cypriot government stresses importance of Athens Med Group Summit
POLITICS | 08.09.2016

Cyprus considers the initiative of the Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras to hold the Med Group (Cyprus, Greece, France, Italy, Spain, Portugal, Malta) summit [...]

Greek PM Tsipras to receive EU's Med leaders in Athens on Friday
ECONOMY | 08.09.2016

Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras will receive the leadership of six Mediterranean EU member-states in Athens on  Friday afternoon, for an EU Med Summit [...]

Greece fined €10 million over European Union waste law infringement
GREEN TRAVEL | 08.09.2016

The European Court decided that the Greek state will have to pay a 10 million Euro fine for violating a 2009 ruling regarding the [...]

Greek Labor Minister admits supplementary pensions cut by 40%
ECONOMY | 08.09.2016

Greek Labour Minister George Katrougalos admitted that ancillary pensions were slashed by 40% during an interview on state broadcaster ERT, Wednesday. Katrougalos explained that [...]

Greek president Pavlopoulos receives Olympic medalist Korakaki
SOCIETY | 08.09.2016

The President of the Hellenic Republic Prokopis Pavlopoulos received Olympic gold and bronze medalist Anna Korakaki, along with windsurfer Byron Kokkalanis, triple jumper Voula [...]

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Panos Thomakos
Panos Thomakos

Editor of Tornos News international platform www.tornosnews.com

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 www.e-typos.com.

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.