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Greece nears the top ten in World Tourism Organisation’s standings

Greece nears the top ten in World Tourism Organisation’s standings

Christian J. Hadjipateras 23/08/2017 0
Greece moved up three places to 14th on the World Tourism Organisation’s (UNWTO) list for 2016 in what is seen as yet further evidence that the sector...
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Government aims to capitalise on Macron visit to Greece

Government aims to capitalise on Macron visit to Greece

Christian J. Hadjipateras 23/08/2017 0
The SYRIZA-led government is aiming to make the most of recently elected French President Emmanuel Macron’s upcoming visit to Greece. The official vis...
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e-commerce continues to rise in Greece

e-commerce continues to rise in Greece

Christian J. Hadjipateras 17/08/2017 0
Latest figures released by the European Association e-commerce Europe have shown a continued upward trend in e-commerce in Greece. It is further evide...
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ESM director claims Greece can emerge from debt crisis altogether if it sticks to agreed reforms

ESM director claims Greece can emerge from debt crisis altogether if it sticks to agreed reforms

Christian J. Hadjipateras 14/08/2017 0
The Managing Director of the European Stability Mechanism (ESM), Klaus Regling, claimed that Greece can fully emerge from the debt crisis provided it ...
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Domestic airports see continued rise in arrivals as the summer season peaks

Domestic airports see continued rise in arrivals as the summer season peaks

Christian J. Hadjipateras 10/08/2017 0
The number of arrivals into the majority of Greece’s domestic airports has risen significantly this year in line with the continued upward trend seen ...
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President Macron of France to visit Greece

President Macron of France to visit Greece

Christian J. Hadjipateras 07/08/2017 0
The recently elected President of France, Emmanuel Macron, will be visiting Athens early next month. Macron, who became the youngest president in the ...
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Greece to ease restrictions of bank withdrawals for individuals

Greece to ease restrictions of bank withdrawals for individuals

Christian J. Hadjipateras 04/08/2017 0
New regulations that are set to come into force on September 1st will allow individuals to withdraw a maximum of up to €1,800 per month instead of the...
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UN Cyprus envoy to step down in order to stand in upcoming Norwegian elections

UN Cyprus envoy to step down in order to stand in upcoming Norwegian elections

Christian J. Hadjipateras 01/08/2017 0
The UN Cyprus envoy will be stepping down from his position in order to run in his native Norway’s parliamentary elections. Espen Barth Eide, who was ...
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Greek summers

Greek summers

Antonis D. Papagiannidis 31/07/2017 0
Greek summers tend to be protracted, well-organised, family-centered affairs. This has bleached over to the operation of the political system. Late Ju...
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SYRIZA rejects New Democracy’s demand for investigation into ‘Grexit’ plan

SYRIZA rejects New Democracy’s demand for investigation into ‘Grexit’ plan

Christian J. Hadjipateras 31/07/2017 0
The SYRIZA-led government has once again rejected New Democracy’s (ND) call for a parliamentary investigation into allegations that the government had...
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CEOs’ Leadership & Global Insights

CEOs’ Leadership & Global Insights

economia 28/07/2017 0
Year 2009 signified a turbulent era in the Mediterranean and the European Union, when Greece topped in the news for 1,000 times/day. That was the moti...
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Tsipras calls for further growth as Greece returns to the markets

Tsipras calls for further growth as Greece returns to the markets

Christian J. Hadjipateras 28/07/2017 0
Greek prime minister Alexis Tsipras emphasised the importance of continuing the apparent upturn in fortunes as Greece returned to the financial market...
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EU announces emergency refugee crisis support for Greece

EU announces emergency refugee crisis support for Greece

Christian J. Hadjipateras 27/07/2017 0
The European Union will be providing Greece with a support package amounting to some €209m to help the country deal with the ongoing refugee crisis. T...
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10th Annual Shipping, Marine Services & Offshore Forum

10th Annual Shipping, Marine Services & Offshore Forum

economia 27/07/2017 0
Capital Link’s 10th Annual Shipping, Marine Services & Offshore Forum will take place on Tuesday, September 12, 2017 at One Moorgate Place in London a...
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Samos wins prestigious European Diploma

Samos wins prestigious European Diploma

Christian J. Hadjipateras 26/07/2017 0
The Eastern Aegean island of Samos has been awarded a European Diploma for 2017 by the Council of Europe. It is year another boost for Greece, which ...
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Latest figures show migrants and refugees awaiting asylum or deportation in Greece stands at over 62,000

Latest figures show migrants and refugees awaiting asylum or deportation in Greece stands at over 62,000

Christian J. Hadjipateras 26/07/2017 0
Data released by the Greek Defence Ministry’s coordinating body show that the number of refugees and migrants looking to be granted asylum or be depor...
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UN envoy admits Cyprus talks will not resume in the near future

UN envoy admits Cyprus talks will not resume in the near future

Christian J. Hadjipateras 25/07/2017 0
The United Nations Special Adviser on Cyprus, Espen Barth Eide, has admitted that talks to resolve the Cyprus Issue are unlikely to resume any time so...
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Greece dominates National Travel Industry Awards in Australia

Greece dominates National Travel Industry Awards in Australia

Christian J. Hadjipateras 24/07/2017 0
The 10th National Travel Industry Awards took place last week and it proved to be a good night for Greece. The event at the International Convention C...
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Greece seeks a return to the bond market

Greece seeks a return to the bond market

Christian J. Hadjipateras 24/07/2017 0
Greece has made its first attempt in three years to return to the bond markets by inviting holders of its outstanding 4.75% bonds, which mature in 201...
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A peculiar brawl between the IMF and the ECB

A peculiar brawl between the IMF and the ECB

Antonis D. Papagiannidis 24/07/2017 0
Last week, amid rumours that Greece intended to “get back to the global capital markets” to test its own ability to finance itself as the (third) Adju...
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Ellinopoula.com: A web-based platform where learning Greek is fun

Ellinopoula.com: A web-based platform where learning Greek is fun

economia 18/07/2017 0
By Katerina Kritikou   Petros, a Greek immigrant child, was brought up far away from Greece. However, the Greek language, tradition and history form...
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Long shadows over Cyprus

Long shadows over Cyprus

Antonis D. Papagiannidis 17/07/2017 0
Some 43 years ago, the “Cyprus issue” started bedeviling international relations: the invasion of Turkish troops to the East Mediterranean island (aft...
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The new image of benefaction in the 21st centure

The new image of benefaction in the 21st centure

economia 14/07/2017 0
Business File, June-July-August 2017, No. 111 Greek spirit   The English edition of professor Matoula Tomara-Sideris' book on the history of benefa...
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New satellite terminal in the works for Athens International Airport as traffic continues to rise

New satellite terminal in the works for Athens International Airport as traffic continues to rise

Christian J. Hadjipateras 14/07/2017 0
Athens International Airport (AIA), ‘Eleftherios Venizelos’, aims to have a satellite terminal in operation by the end of the year in a bid to handle ...
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Greece performs strongly in this year's Travel & Leisure Awards

Greece performs strongly in this year's Travel & Leisure Awards

Christian J. Hadjipateras 13/07/2017 0
Greece performed well at the Travel & Leisure Awards particularly in the ‘Europe’s Top 10 Islands’ category. Travel & Leisure, a New York-based magazi...
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Greece's exit from the EU's excessive deficit procedure paves way for possible return to bond markets

Greece's exit from the EU's excessive deficit procedure paves way for possible return to bond markets

Christian J. Hadjipateras 13/07/2017 0
The European Commision has approved Greece’s exit from the excessive deficit procedure. This is due to government debt dropping below the EU threshold...
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Greek PM sends letter to IMF

Greek PM sends letter to IMF

Christian J. Hadjipateras 12/07/2017 0
Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras has written to the International Monetary Fund (IMF) with a series of commitments from his SYRIZA-led government in an a...
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Samsung acquires Greek technology firm Innoetics

Samsung acquires Greek technology firm Innoetics

Christian J. Hadjipateras 11/07/2017 0
South Korean giant Samsung is acquiring the Greek technology firm Innoetics. The Greek company made the announcement yesterday While no figures were r...
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The two-tiered office market in Athens

The two-tiered office market in Athens

economia 11/07/2017 0
Business File, June-July-August 2017, No. 111 Real Estate The office market in Athens, at its lowest point in ten years, is now expecting the ki...
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Port of  Thessaloniki: A gateway and transport hub for the country, for the Balkans and the wider SE European region

Port of Thessaloniki: A gateway and transport hub for the country, for the Balkans and the wider SE European region

economia 11/07/2017 0
Business File, June-July-August 2017, No. 111 Infrastructure/Ports The port of Thessaloniki is already added to the list of major foreign invest...
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Real Estate: A key factor for Greek banks’ liquidity efforts

Real Estate: A key factor for Greek banks’ liquidity efforts

economia 10/07/2017 0
Business File, January-February-March 2017, No. 109 Banking   With NPLs equal to 45% of the whole value of their loan portfolios, Greek banks inten...
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Change of the negative situation: most urgent but not probable in the years to come

Change of the negative situation: most urgent but not probable in the years to come

economia 10/07/2017 0
Business File, January-February-March 2017, No. 109 Politics Tassos Giannitsis and Stavros Zografakis focus on inequalities, poverty, economic d...
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After the collapse of talks over Cyprus, what?

After the collapse of talks over Cyprus, what?

Antonis D. Papagiannidis 10/07/2017 0
Despite repeated efforts on part of the UN – with the new Secretary-General Antonio Gutteres taking personally the lead – and increased pressure of (a...
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Cyprus Conference ends without a deal

Cyprus Conference ends without a deal

Christian J. Hadjipateras 07/07/2017 0
The much-anticipated Cyprus Conference, which many saw as the best chance for a deal aiming to reunify the island, has ended in a stalemate. The UN-ba...
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Shipping in the sights of Brussels

Shipping in the sights of Brussels

Antonis D. Papagiannidis 06/07/2017 0
Business File, April-May 2017, No. 110   Interview Panos Laskaridis, President elect of ECSA, guides us through the maze of the European debate...
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Upgrade to public transport e-ticket system start date delayed to August

Upgrade to public transport e-ticket system start date delayed to August

Christian J. Hadjipateras 06/07/2017 0
Implementation of the new e-ticket system for public transport is set to be delayed yet again. The new ticket machines are now a familiar site mainly ...
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"Building bridges with other nations and societies"

economia 06/07/2017 0
Business File, April-May 2017, No. 110 Interview   James Stavridis’ role both in the military and diplomacy required for international a airs means...
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The economic crisis and the retardants of growth in Greece

The economic crisis and the retardants of growth in Greece

economia 06/07/2017 0
Business File, April-May 2017, No. 110 Politics Unemployment is rising, social inequality is widening, and prudent governance is being prevented. Ev...
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Business File Index 2016

Business File Index 2016

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Business File Index 2015

Business File Index 2015

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Business File Index 2014

Business File Index 2014

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Business File Index 2013

Business File Index 2013

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Business File Index 2012

Business File Index 2012

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Business File Index 2011

Business File Index 2011

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Cyprus Conference continues without a breakthrough

Cyprus Conference continues without a breakthrough

Christian J. Hadjipateras 05/07/2017 0
Talks taking place in Switzerland in an attempt to come to a successful conclusion regarding the Cyprus issue have somewhat stalled. The latest stumbl...
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Business File Index 2010

Business File Index 2010

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Business File Index 2009

Business File Index 2009

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Business File Index 1991-2008

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Hopeful signs for ship financing from EU banks

Hopeful signs for ship financing from EU banks

economia 05/07/2017 0
Business File, June-July-August 2017, No. 111   Banks   The international and EU framework on capital requirements for ships has an impact on ...
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The new age of e-Government: Public administration without borders

The new age of e-Government: Public administration without borders

economia 05/07/2017 0
Business File, June-July-August 2017, No. 111 Public Sector Public Administration stubbornly refuses the transformation to a modern e-Government des...
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Raphael Moissis reflects on the electricity sector in Greece - and the PPC

Raphael Moissis reflects on the electricity sector in Greece - and the PPC

Antonis D. Papagiannidis 05/07/2017 0
Business File, June-July-August 2017, No. 111 Energy The recent government’s agreement to sell about 40% of the dominant power utility Public Po...
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Delay of latest release of loans from Greece creditors

Delay of latest release of loans from Greece creditors

Christian J. Hadjipateras 04/07/2017 0
It has been revealed that there will be a delay in the release of the latest bailout installment from creditors due to previous conditions not being ...
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Tspiras attempts to defend SYRIZA-led government record in Parliament

Tspiras attempts to defend SYRIZA-led government record in Parliament

Christian J. Hadjipateras 04/07/2017 0
  Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipiras will today attempt to defend his government’s record following the recent unsettling few weeks which has see...
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From the Economist Roundtable to the Greek Parliament debate

From the Economist Roundtable to the Greek Parliament debate

Antonis D. Papagiannidis 04/07/2017 0
It would be highly interesting to compare notes - someday, somehow - and see how the positions taken by Greek officials at the recent Economist Roundt...
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Delay of latest release of loans from Greece creditors

Delay of latest release of loans from Greece creditors

Christian J. Hadjipateras 04/07/2017 0
It has been revealed that there will be a delay in the release of the latest bailout installment from creditors due to previous conditions not being f...
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Greek housing market amongst the most affordable in Europe

Greek housing market amongst the most affordable in Europe

Christian J. Hadjipateras 29/06/2017 0
A recent international survey by conducted by the RE/MAX Europe network of estate agents showed that Greece has one of the most affordable housing m...
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Government preparing contingency plans to force employess back to work if talks fail

Government preparing contingency plans to force employess back to work if talks fail

Christian J. Hadjipateras 29/06/2017 0
  The SYRIZA-led government has been looking into legal avenues to force employees back into work should the latest talks over the ongoing strike by ...
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Apparent progress made during government and POE-OTA talks over ongoing strike

Apparent progress made during government and POE-OTA talks over ongoing strike

Christian J. Hadjipateras 27/06/2017 0
Progress has been made from ongoing talks between the government and representatives of the POE-OTA union of municipal empoyees in a bid to end the st...
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Greek President urges Turkey to respect history and law

Greek President urges Turkey to respect history and law

Christian J. Hadjipateras 26/06/2017 0
The President of Greece, ProkopisPavlopoulos, yesterday urged Turkey to respect history as well as European and International law. Speaking at a cerem...
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When the Bundestag discusses the Greek issue

When the Bundestag discusses the Greek issue

Antonis D. Papagiannidis 26/06/2017 0
A lively discussion in the German Bundestag about the Greek issue - not the decisive discussion, which will make available the 8.5 bn euros tranche fo...
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Almost half of Greeks believe latest Eurogroup deal is a bad one

Almost half of Greeks believe latest Eurogroup deal is a bad one

Christian J. Hadjipateras 23/06/2017 0
                        Nearly half of Greeks who participated in a recent survery believe that the latest Eurogroup deal was a bad one for Greece, w...
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Eurogroup statement on Greece

Eurogroup statement on Greece

Christian J. Hadjipateras 22/06/2017 0
      The Eurogroup welcomes that agreement has been reached between Greece and the institutions on a policy package of structural measures, whic...
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The time for privatisations and investments has come

The time for privatisations and investments has come

economia 21/06/2017 0
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Kyriakos Mitsotakis critical of Alexis Tsipras following Eurogroup meeting

Kyriakos Mitsotakis critical of Alexis Tsipras following Eurogroup meeting

Christian J. Hadjipateras 20/06/2017 0
    New Democracy leader Kyriakos Mitsotakis criticised prime minister Alexis Tsipras in the wake of last week’s Eurogroup meeting, which ended wi...
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Greek and Turkish prime ministers meet in Athens amid recent tensions

Greek and Turkish prime ministers meet in Athens amid recent tensions

Christian J. Hadjipateras 19/06/2017 0
The prime ministers of Greece and Turkey stressed the need for good relations between the two countries earlier today. Turkish PM Binali Yildirim, beg...
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Of the inventive use of language

Of the inventive use of language

Antonis D. Papagiannidis 19/06/2017 0
An exercise in the inventive, often circumvoluted, at times opaque, use of "wording": such is the outcome of the June 15th Eurogroup that paved the wa...
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Eurogroup to meet today in bid to secure debt deal for Greece

Eurogroup to meet today in bid to secure debt deal for Greece

Christian J. Hadjipateras 15/06/2017 0
  Eurogroup finance ministers are due to meet with Greek officials in Luxembourg later today  in an effort to reach a deal that will attempt to ea...
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Foreign buyers aim to capitalise on increasing tourism in Greece

Foreign buyers aim to capitalise on increasing tourism in Greece

Christian J. Hadjipateras 14/06/2017 0
Foreign buyers are increasing in Greece as they aim to take advantage of the country’s increasing tourism, which is projected to surpass last year’s f...
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Los Angeles Greek Film Festival ends on a high

Los Angeles Greek Film Festival ends on a high

Christian J. Hadjipateras 13/06/2017 0
The Los Angeles Greek Film Festival (LAGFF) took place for the 11th time from June 7th-11th. LAGFF showcases new films from Greek filmmakers worldwide...
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GBP stabilises in wake of UK general election as Conservatives attempt to form minority government

GBP stabilises in wake of UK general election as Conservatives attempt to form minority government

Christian J. Hadjipateras 12/06/2017 0
The GBP stabilised as markets opened earlier today after suffering its biggest single day drop in eight months following the shock election result las...
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Foreign buyers aim to capitalise on increasing tourism in Greece

Foreign buyers aim to capitalise on increasing tourism in Greece

Christian J. Hadjipateras 12/06/2017 0
Foreign buyers are increasing in Greece as they aim to take advantage of the country’s increasing tourism, which is projected to surpass last year’s f...
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A bunch of doubtful «solutions»

A bunch of doubtful «solutions»

economia 12/06/2017 0
As the days pass and the June 15 Eurogroup gets closer, an ever-growing bunch of "solutions" to the seeming impasse of the current Greek Adjustment Pr...
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Theresa May's gamble backfires as UK general election results in surprise hung parliament

Theresa May's gamble backfires as UK general election results in surprise hung parliament

Christian J. Hadjipateras 09/06/2017 0
UK prime minister Theresa May’s decision to call a snap general election, when an election still wasn’t needed until 2020, looks to have backfired spe...
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ELSTAT reveals unemployment drop in Greece

ELSTAT reveals unemployment drop in Greece

Christian J. Hadjipateras 08/06/2017 0
Figures released this morning showed a drop in unemployment in Greece to 22.5% according to statistics agency ELSTAT. Despite the promising statistic,...
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Athens International Airport concession extension accepted as passenger numbers continue to rise

Athens International Airport concession extension accepted as passenger numbers continue to rise

Christian J. Hadjipateras 06/06/2017 0
The Canadian investors of Athens International Airport ‘Eleftherios Venizelos’ (AIA) saw their improved offer for the concession contract’s extension...
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Aegean Airlines passenger numbers rise as the summer season kicks into gear

Aegean Airlines passenger numbers rise as the summer season kicks into gear

Christian J. Hadjipateras 06/06/2017 0
Greece’s largest Aegean Airlines has reported an 8% rise in passenger numbers on both domestic and international routes from April-May compared to thi...
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An informative debate in Frankfurt over Greek debt

An informative debate in Frankfurt over Greek debt

Antonis D. Papagiannidis 06/06/2017 0
The interesting and to-the-point Conference, organised by The Economist in Frankfurt (the seat not only of the ECB but also potentially of Eurozone fi...
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Sterling drops after latest poll indicates a hung parliament in UK general election

Sterling drops after latest poll indicates a hung parliament in UK general election

Christian J. Hadjipateras 31/05/2017 0
  This morning the GBP was 0.3% lower against the US at $1.2822 and 0.33% lower against the EUR at €1.1455. While the Pound has been volatile ever ...
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Former Prime Minister Constantine Mitsotakis dies

Former Prime Minister Constantine Mitsotakis dies

Christian J. Hadjipateras 29/05/2017 0
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Three weeks

Three weeks

Antonis D. Papagiannidis 29/05/2017 0
As days go by and the shock from the no-go Eurogroup session of May 22th are waning, the fact sinks in that there are only three weeks (or so) availab...
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...and life goes on

...and life goes on

Antonis D. Papagiannidis 22/05/2017 0
There is a strange sense of déjà vu, in this nth repeat performance of the negotiations routine of Greece with the country's creditors. After protract...
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Capital controls to remain in place at least until the end of 2018

Capital controls to remain in place at least until the end of 2018

Christian J. Hadjipateras 10/05/2017 0
Capital controls in Greece are to remain in place at least until the end of 2018, which means the country will have spent over three years under such ...
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Surge in applications for UK passports reported following decision to exit the EU

Surge in applications for UK passports reported following decision to exit the EU

Christian J. Hadjipateras 10/05/2017 0
A significant increase in applications for a UK passport was reported following last year’s referendum which resulted in the UK voting to withdraw fro...
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Athens Stock Exchange rises to highs last seen in 2015

Athens Stock Exchange rises to highs last seen in 2015

Christian J. Hadjipateras 09/05/2017 0
The Athens Stock Exchange (ATHEX) index rose on Monday May 8th to levels last seen before capital controls were brought in during 2015. The general in...
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Some more suspense for Greece

Some more suspense for Greece

Antonis D. Papagiannidis 08/05/2017 0
Τhe successful conclusion of the difficult 7-months-long second Review of the current Adjustment Programme for Greece, that now has to get the Greek P...
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Emmanuel Macron secures French Presidency

Emmanuel Macron secures French Presidency

Christian J. Hadjipateras 08/05/2017 0
Emmanuel Macron has become the 8th President of the French 5th Republic with a convincing victory over Marine Le Pen, leader of the far-right Front Na...
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Theresa May launches attack on EU leaders as UK election campaign begins

Theresa May launches attack on EU leaders as UK election campaign begins

Christian J. Hadjipateras 04/05/2017 0
Theresa May, UK prime minister, yesterday accused the EU of attempting to influence the outcome of the upcoming UK general election.   Speaking outs...
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Bank of Greece reports a decline in travel receipts from 2016 despite increase in tourists

Bank of Greece reports a decline in travel receipts from 2016 despite increase in tourists

Christian J. Hadjipateras 03/05/2017 0
A recently released report from the Bank of Greece showed a somewhat surprising decline in travel receipts in 2016 in spite of an increase in tourism....
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Greek and German presidents inaugurate 'Learning from Athens' at the National Museum of Contemporary Art

Greek and German presidents inaugurate 'Learning from Athens' at the National Museum of Contemporary Art

Christian J. Hadjipateras 03/05/2017 0
Greek president, Prokopis Pavlopoulos, along with his counterpart, Frank-Walter Steinmeier, German president, inaugurated the Documenta 14 exhibition ...
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Bank of Greece reports a decline in travel receipts from 2016 despite increase in tourists

Bank of Greece reports a decline in travel receipts from 2016 despite increase in tourists

Christian J. Hadjipateras 02/05/2017 0
A recently released report from the Bank of Greece showed a somewhat surprising decline in travel receipts in 2016 in spite of an increase in tourism....
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Surge in Chinese visitors in Greece expected following visit of Chinese Foreign Minister to Athens

Surge in Chinese visitors in Greece expected following visit of Chinese Foreign Minister to Athens

Christian J. Hadjipateras 25/04/2017 0
During a visit to Athens, the Chinese Foreign Minister, Wang Yi, spoke of the expected increase in Chinese visitors to Greece.   Speaking on Monday,...
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France in turbulence

France in turbulence

Kyra Adam 24/04/2017 0
The first round of presidential elections unveiled a new scene in French politics, obscure and uncertain in many aspects.   The traditional politica...
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Macron and Le Pen to face-off in race for French presidency

Macron and Le Pen to face-off in race for French presidency

Christian J. Hadjipateras 24/04/2017 0
he first round of voting took place in France yesterday to elect the successor to François Hollande. As expected, the independent Emmanuel Macron, who...
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The Greek issue and the wider European chessboard

The Greek issue and the wider European chessboard

Antonis D. Papagiannidis 24/04/2017 0
All eyes are by definition turned to the outcome of the first round of Presidential elections in France (where Emmanuel Macron is facing off Marine Le...
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Greek PM Alexis Tsipras critical of Greece's creditors in WSJ piece

Greek PM Alexis Tsipras critical of Greece's creditors in WSJ piece

Christian J. Hadjipateras 21/04/2017 0
Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras yesterday urged Greece’s creditors to stop blocking the country’s return to economic growth in an op-ed piece publ...
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Tangled relations with Turkey

Tangled relations with Turkey

Kyra Adam 20/04/2017 0
The Sunday’s referendum in Turkey has bitterly divided the country. Tayyip Erdogan declared victory with a modest 51.5% despite the aggressive campaig...
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Once more, kicking the can down the road

Once more, kicking the can down the road

Antonis D. Papagiannidis 18/04/2017 0
In the present stage of the Greek adventure, the very notion of kicking the can down the road has acquired a new meaning.   Just after the Malta Eur...
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From Malta to Washington

From Malta to Washington

Antonis D. Papagiannidis 10/04/2017 0
The much-touted Malta agreement, at Eurogroup level for the negotiations over the second review of the Greek Adjustment Programme to proceed anew is a...
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First ship sea tunnel set to be built in Norway

First ship sea tunnel set to be built in Norway

Christian J. Hadjipateras 06/04/2017 0
Norwegian government officials in Oslo yesterday announced plans for the first ever sea tunnel to be built. The plans were announced by the Scandinavi...
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Will the UK’s departure from the bloc finally force the EU to change?

Will the UK’s departure from the bloc finally force the EU to change?

Christian J. Hadjipateras 04/04/2017 0
Brexit. A word that won’t be going away for a while. Former UK Prime Minister David Cameron took risks during his time in office. He gambled on Scotla...
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Four-dimensional checkers: not easy to play

Four-dimensional checkers: not easy to play

Antonis D. Papagiannidis 03/04/2017 0
A largely expected, still not-so-healthy game of checkers is being played out between Greece and its Europeans creditors. (In fact, the game may well ...
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Now that Britain is gone...

Now that Britain is gone...

Kyra Adam 31/03/2017 0
Brexit has already begun. The process of leaving the EU will go on for two years at least. The implications for the 27 states of the EU, as well for U...
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CAPITAL LINK INVEST IN CYPRUS FORUM

CAPITAL LINK INVEST IN CYPRUS FORUM

economia 31/03/2017 0
The “Capital Link Invest in Cyprus Forum” aims to raise awareness about Cyprus as an investment and business destination to a wider investor audienc...
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Rethinking Greece: Georges Prevelakis on Contemporary Hellenism as a “cultural sediment” linking Europe with the emerging multipolar world

Rethinking Greece: Georges Prevelakis on Contemporary Hellenism as a “cultural sediment” linking Europe with the emerging multipolar world

economia 30/03/2017 0
Professor Georges Prevelakis spoke to Rethinking Greece about the Greek geopolitical condition, the global Greek diaspora, "Eurocentric" approaches ...
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The Declaration 60 years after the Treaty of Rome

The Declaration 60 years after the Treaty of Rome

Kyra Adam 27/03/2017 0
With a great number of European leaders having the same age with the original Treaty of Rome, (60 years), the 27 heads of European governments and sta...
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Greece as the dog that did not bark

Greece as the dog that did not bark

Antonis D. Papagiannidis 27/03/2017 0
Greece tried a not-so original move in the run-up to the Rome Summit for the 60th anniversary of the EU, along with the (expected for the third or fou...
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YES TO SEA TOURISM FORUM

YES TO SEA TOURISM FORUM

economia 21/03/2017 0
YES Forum says YES to Sea Tourism on Wednesday, 24 May 2017, during the International Conference & Exhibition of Posidonia Sea Tourism Forum.   We...
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What is the difference of 3rd from nth?

What is the difference of 3rd from nth?

Antonis D. Papagiannidis 20/03/2017 0
Today's Eurogroup may well be the 3rd or 4th in a row that has been considered, rumored or whatever from the Greek Government's side to be just short ...
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Greece confronted with a two-speed or a variable-geometry Europe

Greece confronted with a two-speed or a variable-geometry Europe

Antonis D. Papagiannidis 13/03/2017 0
Europe slides towards the March 25 Summit at Rome, where the festivities for the 60th anniversary of the European Union will meet, the inevitability o...
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The Delphi Economic Forum: a brief overview

The Delphi Economic Forum: a brief overview

Antonis D. Papagiannidis 06/03/2017 0
For the second year in a row, the quaint Delphi Cultural Centre hosted the newly-born Delphi Economic Forum bringing together personalities from the p...
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Capital Link’s 8th Athens Shipping Forum

Capital Link’s 8th Athens Shipping Forum

economia 03/03/2017 0
It with great success that Capital Link hosted its 8th Annual Greek Shipping Forum “Opportunities & Challenges” which took place on Wednesday, Febru...
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A cloud of ambivalent visits

A cloud of ambivalent visits

Antonis D. Papagiannidis 28/02/2017 0
Much political capital has been spent quarreling over the Eurogroup February 20 and other meetings (especially the one of Angela Merkel with Christine...
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Of Grexit, Graccident and dead slow ahead

Of Grexit, Graccident and dead slow ahead

Antonis D. Papagiannidis 20/02/2017 0
For some weeks now the somehow forgotten Grexit had been creeping up - both in political discourse (with Wolfgang Schaeuble openly predicating it as  ...
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Legal and business challenges in todays' Greece

Legal and business challenges in todays' Greece

Antonis D. Papagiannidis 13/02/2017 0
A day-long seminar was organised, last week, by the Greek Law Digest/Nomiki Bibliothiki - with the assistance of Economia Group - to discuss and deal ...
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A double-jeopardy (or a double-οpportunity) week for Greece

A double-jeopardy (or a double-οpportunity) week for Greece

Antonis D. Papagiannidis 07/02/2017 0
A double-jeopardy (or could it be a double-opportunity) week opens for Greece and its negotiations with creditors. In Washington, on Monday, the IMF's...
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A very difficult situation

A very difficult situation

Kyra Adam 30/01/2017 0
The European creditors and the IMF presented a common proposal-ultimatum to the Greek Government in order to close by the end of February the present ...
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Through the looking-glass of the ECONOMIST

Through the looking-glass of the ECONOMIST

Antonis D. Papagiannidis 30/01/2017 0
It is becoming something of a tradition: the presentation of the Greek version of the Economist's "The World in....." gives the floor to personaliti...
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«Doing my duty»

«Doing my duty»

Antonis D. Papagiannidis 25/01/2017 0
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Life in the age of Schaeuble

Life in the age of Schaeuble

Antonis D. Papagiannidis 23/01/2017 0
The towering presence of "Dark Knight" Wolfgang Schaeuble , whose steady hand on the helm of the German Finanzministerium but also within the Eurogrou...
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Gloomy perspectives and wishful thinking

Gloomy perspectives and wishful thinking

Kyra Adam 16/01/2017 0
The IMF and the European creditors are pushing very hard the Greek government to accept all the extra measures required in order to conclude the secon...
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Lucas Papademos on growth and fiscal consolidation

Lucas Papademos on growth and fiscal consolidation

Antonis D. Papagiannidis 16/01/2017 0
Delivering his inaugural lecture as Chairman of the Athens Academy, former Governor of the Bank of Greece, then Vice-President of the ECB, Lucas Papad...
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The MEGA cutter

The MEGA cutter

Kyra Adam 11/01/2017 0
The SYRIZA government desperately needs a new success story, anything that can be used as “victory” and “fulfillment” of her goals face to face with t...
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What is the meaning of fiscal sovereignty for Greece

What is the meaning of fiscal sovereignty for Greece

Antonis D. Papagiannidis 09/01/2017 0
Welcoming the New Year, the Weekly Bulletin of the Hellenic Federation of Enterprises, thinks that 2017 may a well prove an "annus mirabilis" or an "a...
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Playing with time?

Playing with time?

Antonis D. Papagiannidis 02/01/2017 0
As 2017 dawns in Greece, the well-known game of playing with time looks set to get started once more. A stressful 2016 ended with Greek Finance Minist...
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The unending confrontation

The unending confrontation

Antonis D. Papagiannidis 27/12/2016 0
The digital greetings card that the Greek Finance Ministry sent to all journalists - to celebrate Christmas and/or to wish for a Happy New Year - was ...
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An uneasy stalemate

An uneasy stalemate

Antonis D. Papagiannidis 19/12/2016 0
A tumultuous week of maneuvering and posturing and recriminations in Greek internal affairs (over a one-off aid 600+ million euros package to pensione...
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Tossing the dice, once more

Tossing the dice, once more

Antonis D. Papagiannidis 12/12/2016 0
Debt relief of sorts was decided for Greece at last week's Eurogroup. Short-term reprofiling of existing Greek debt, or rather of significant sections...
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Europe treading on shifting sands; what now for Greece?

Europe treading on shifting sands; what now for Greece?

Antonis D. Papagiannidis 05/12/2016 0
For one more time, Greece and the travails of the Greek economy reach the European talking shop - in this case, the Eurogroup - just as "Europe" feels...
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