Ta Nea
Τα Νέα.svg
TypeDaily newspaper
Owner(s)Alter Ego Media S.A.
Founder(s)Dimitrios Lambrakis
Managing editorGiorgos Mantelas
Founded28 May 1931; 91 years ago (1931-05-28)
Political alignmentCentrism
Liberal conservatism
Websitewww.tanea.gr Edit this at Wikidata

Ta Nea (Greek: Τα Νέα; Translation: The News) is a daily newspaper published in Athens. It was owned by Lambrakis Press Group (DOL), which also published the newspaper To Vima. The assets of DOL were acquired in 2017 by Alter Ego Media S.A.[1][2]

The newspaper began publishing in 1931 under the title Αθηναϊκά Νέα (Athinaika Nea, Athens News), with the first issue being released on May 28. After the Axis occupation of Greece, it changed its name simply to "Ta Nea".

Ta Nea has been Greek's best-selling newspaper for decades, although the internet and the financial crisis have affected its circulation.[3] The circulation peaked at around 200,000 copies in the 1990s, but by 2008, circulation had declined by more than half of its peak. It is a traditional center-left friendly newspaper, in the 1980s and 1990s strongly supporting the Panhellenic Socialist Movement (PASOK). Since 2017, it has adopted more centrist and right-wing views. Some of its prominent columnists include Yannis Pretenderis, Pavlos Tsimas and Stavros Theodorakis.

Ta Nea is also the name of a related Greek Australian newspaper produced in Melbourne by Greek Media Group.

See also


  1. ^ "Ta Nea suspends publication as takeover begins". Kathimerini. 10 August 2017.
  2. ^ "Greek Court Confirms Transfer of Lambrakis Media Group to Vangelis Marinakis". GreekReporter.com. 25 July 2017.
  3. ^ "Greek Crisis Takes Toll on Media". Greek reporter. December 10, 2012. Retrieved January 31, 2014.