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 [...]

Greece opposes the new EU Nutri-score food labelling system View Larger Image

By |2021-09-12T17:09:44+03:0012 Σεπτεμβρίου, 2021|Greek Business File|

by Dr. Giorgos Konstantopoulos president of the Greek Exporters Association (SEVE)  SEVE, the Greek Exporters’ Association, expressed its opposition to the new system of frontal nutritional labelling of Nutri-score for food products promoted at EU level. The Nutri-score nutritional labelling system is part of a proposal regarding the revision of EU rules on the information provided to consumers, [...]

Family Law: A new legal framework for joint parental care after divorce

By |2021-09-06T14:16:42+03:006 Σεπτεμβρίου, 2021|Greek Business File|

by Kostas Tsiaras, Minister of Justice In tune with the tried and tested model of joint parental care after divorce in most European countries, the law by the Hellenic Ministry of Justice on parent-child relations creates a realistic basis for arrangements between parents for the care and welfare of their children after the dissolution of [...]

Haralambos Fafalios: The Covid era heroes of the shipping industry

By |2021-08-30T16:11:38+03:0030 Αυγούστου, 2021|Greek Business File|

The Covid-19 pandemic should have highlighted the importance of the people that make ships and cargoes travel the world, securing global supplies and providing essential commodities – their importance is frequently unappreciated and underestimated. In the preface to its 2020–2021 annual report, the Greek Shipping Co-Operation Committee (GSCC) slammed governments and regulators for failing to [...]

Thessaloniki: Israelis come back for business

By |2021-08-23T11:02:01+03:0023 Αυγούστου, 2021|Greek Business File|

by Vicky Kaliakou Thessaloniki –once called “the Flower of the Balkans”– has been the only city in Europe with a Jewish population majority. During World War II the ancient and vibrant Jewish community was destroyed by the Nazis and many survivors emigrated to Israel, Poland and the US. The proposed Holocaust Memorial & Human Rights Educational Center Today [...]

Cultural Routes of Europe: exploring our shared heritage

By |2021-08-18T21:42:45+03:0018 Αυγούστου, 2021|Greek Business File|

by Symela Touchtidou, @stouchtidou The Cultural Routes of Europe are an outstanding example of successfully endorsing sustainability into a tourism project. One of the most innovative initiatives by the Council of Europe, Cultural Routes were launched in 1987 to demonstrate how heritage and cultures of different and distant regions of Europe contribute to a shared [...]

Femicide: a pandemic

By |2021-08-12T12:50:59+03:0012 Αυγούστου, 2021|Greek Business File|

by Nick Papandreou A recent outbreak of men killing their wives or girlfriends in Greece has brought to the fore the issue of violence against women. Although the press is generally accurate in its presentation of the facts, in some cases major news outlets seem to perpetuate the very stereotypes we are supposed to fight. Just [...]

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 [...]

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