The future of Modern Greek Studies

By |2021-07-22T10:23:07+03:0022 Ιουλίου, 2021|Greek Business File|

“Greek Studies Now: A Cultural Analysis Network” sprang in 2019 from a partnership between two vibrant research communities working on the culture of Modern Greece and South Europe in the universities of Oxford and Amsterdam. It was initiated by professors Dimitris Papanikolaou and Maria Boletsi together with the newly made website greekstudiesnow.org which seems to be a promising achievement [...]

Shipping and Energy: two converging worlds?

By |2021-07-19T09:43:14+03:0019 Ιουλίου, 2021|Greek Business File|

Greece is a country where shipping has always played a central role since ancient times due to the dominance of the Greek language and the renowned seamanship of its people. In recent years, international shipping has been faced with increasing challenges on the energy front, starting from the IMO-mandated reductions in greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions [...]

MAKVEL: The science of making great pasta

By |2021-07-11T22:23:49+03:0011 Ιουλίου, 2021|Greek Business File|

by Vicky Kaliakou Εverybody likes pasta: delicious, easy to cook, healthy, inexpensive and long-term storage product. According to the International Pasta Organisation, in 2019 worldwide consumption was at 16.5 million tonnes, up from 7 million in 1999. The pandemic gave an even bigger boost to this trend. Greece is the 4th biggest pasta consumer in the [...]

Marina Lambraki – Plaka: “Be realist, look for the impossible”

By |2021-07-02T10:21:10+03:002 Ιουλίου, 2021|Greek Business File|

She is in charge of the National Art Gallery for almost 30 years. She has tirelessly worked for the expansion of the Gallery, the renovation of its building, to bring art closer to the people. Under her leadership, the Gallery has known unprecedentedly successful exhibitions such as “From Theotokopoulos to Cézanne”, “El Greco, identity and [...]

Getting away with murder? The new Greek penal code

By |2021-06-27T18:32:02+03:0027 Ιουνίου, 2021|Greek Business File|

Recently the Europarliamentarian Yannis Lagos was stripped of his political asylum and sent to Greek jail. Last year he had been tried and found guilty –along with many others– for running “a criminal organization”, namely the extreme right-wing Golden Dawn party… However, at present and as the law stands, Yannis Lagos does not lose his [...]

Kostas Fragogiannis: Invest in Greece, reach Europe

By |2021-06-19T18:40:36+03:0019 Ιουνίου, 2021|Greek Business File|

In an interview to George Vailakis, Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs for Economic Diplomacy Kostas Fragogiannis describes the methods to attract foreign investments in Greece, the big projects in place, the ones in the pipeline and the partnerships of the Greek state with the knowledge-intensive Greek communities of the Diaspora Why do big companies want to invest [...]

The May/ June 2021 issue of Greek Business File is out

By |2021-06-09T00:14:56+03:009 Ιουνίου, 2021|Greek Business File|

Shipping, Greece’s powerhouse, is asked to change course for the sake of its people and the planet. The May/ June 2021 issue of Greek Business File (GBF) looks into the new landscape created in the post pandemic era and by the new environmental rules. • Dimitrios Fafalios, chairman of the International Association of Dry Cargo Shipowners (Intercargo), [...]

Crayfish of Lake Polyfytos: It’s all about good taste!

By |2021-05-28T10:00:30+03:0027 Μαΐου, 2021|Greek Business File|

by Symela Touchtidou Subtle taste – a rare delicacy from an unexpected place. Western Macedonia, located in northwestern Greece, is the only landlocked Region of the country. It is mainly known for its coal industry and secondly for its agricultural products. Lately, though, another industry is emerging: the freshwater fishing industry. Lake Polyfytos Created [...]

Debt and the myth of rational expectations

By |2021-05-07T00:42:56+03:007 Μαΐου, 2021|Greek Business File|

by Anthony Kefalas The pandemic has exposed the long-simmering problems of casino capitalism: the neglect of public investment, the disinvestment in the welfare state, the rise of oligopolistic structures, the upending of the notion of value creation in favor of value extraction. Most of all it has highlighted the huge rise in inequality – of [...]

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