AUEB: Aspiring to be a European education hub

By |2022-01-18T12:59:14+03:0018 Ιανουαρίου, 2022|Greek Business File|

by Professor Vassilis Papadakis, Vice Rector of International Cooperation and Growth at the Athens University of Economics and Business (AUEB) The Athens University of Economics and Business is one of the most extrovert tertiary institution in Greece. Its impressive, for its size, Erasmus program, hosts more than 370 European students every year. To strengthen its international position it has adopted [...]

European ship financing on the “Procrustean bed” of environmental taxonomy

By |2022-01-11T23:44:17+03:0011 Ιανουαρίου, 2022|Greek Business File|

Dr. Anna Bredima (abredima@yahoo.gr) talks to Katalin Dobranszky-Bartus, Director of Economic and Financial Affairs at European Community Shipowners’ Associations (ECSA, katalin.dobranszky@ecsa.eu)       Taxonomy comes from the Ancient Greek word “taxinomia”, meaning “the science of classification”. As there has been a steady retreat of the biggest world banks from shipping, the sector is in search of [...]

Democritus Racing Team: The future is electric

By |2022-01-04T14:30:48+03:004 Ιανουαρίου, 2022|Greek Business File|

Interview by Afroditi Adrianou, chief of the Democritus Racing Team It was 2015, when a group of eight Industrial Engineering students of the Democritus University of Thrace, passionate about motorsports and mechanical engineering, founded the Democritus Racing Team. Sooner than anticipated, this small group grew into a 60-member formula student team. They named their first project “Argo”, after the [...]

“Wall of money” surging into the Greek real estate market

By |2021-12-10T13:30:09+03:0010 Δεκεμβρίου, 2021|Greek Business File|

by Symela Touchtidou, @stouchtidou There used to be a good reason for choosing to live in Greece (other than the obvious ones, the weather and the landscape): affordable housing. Buying or renting a house in Greece used to be a “middle class thing”. Prices were at the lower end of the European market and the [...]

World Tourism Organization: Sustainability is not a luxury

By |2021-12-01T13:35:09+03:001 Δεκεμβρίου, 2021|Greek Business File|

Interview by Zurab Pololikashvili, Secretary – General of UNWTO to Symela Touchtidou Tourism, one of the most crucial sectors in the fight against climate change, found itself at crossroads, long before the pandemic hit. Its stakeholders (states, entrepreneurs, local communities and tourists themselves) are asked to make a decisive turn: change their ways or face the [...]

The new employment landscape: Green jobs and occupations

By |2021-11-09T14:22:08+03:009 Νοεμβρίου, 2021|Greek Business File|

by Dimitris Vergados, Director of Business Issues, Public and Media Communication at SEV Hellenic Federation of Enterprises   The term “climate crisis” has truly pervaded public dialogue recently, as it represents perhaps the most serious long-term threat on a planetary level. The experience of this past summer, with increasingly frequent reports about what is happening [...]

Studing archeology in Greece: Living the studies at NKUA

By |2021-10-16T23:38:44+03:0016 Οκτωβρίου, 2021|Greek Business File|

by Symela Touchtidou, @stouchtidou Amidst pandemic crisis, the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens (NKUA) made the decisive step to a new era. It was the first university in Greece to launch a 4-year undergraduate program especially for foreign students, the BA Program in the Archaeology, History, and Literature of Ancient Greece. All its modules are taught [...]

The Aristotle University presents the first Greek Enlgish- taught bachelor’s in Medicine

By |2021-10-12T19:41:24+03:0012 Οκτωβρίου, 2021|Greek Business File|

by Vicky Kaliakou The new English-taught undergraduate program of the Medical School at the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki (AUTH), has exceeded expectations so far. 1,200 candidates applied for just 60 places, which translates to a 5% acceptance rate. AUTH can pride itself on being very selective like some of the world’s top universities. For example, Harvard University has a 5% [...]

The new family law in Greece: Joint custody cannot be imposed by law

By |2021-09-21T15:46:06+03:0018 Σεπτεμβρίου, 2021|Greek Business File|

by Marina Farmakidis-Markou, lawyer at Diotima Center* Marina Farmakidis-Markou To begin with, it is worth stating that parental responsibility could be entrusted by the court to both parents jointly also under the previous family law provisions, provided that parents were in agreement. On the contrary, the new family law number 4800/2021, by establishing joint and equal custody and by [...]

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