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 [...]

The royal palace of Tatoi as national heritage

By |2021-05-18T13:40:38+03:0018 Μαΐου, 2021|Greek Business File|

It is undoubtedly an ambitious plan. The intervention expected to take place in the former royal estate in Tatoi has one main goal: the promotion of the summer palace of Tatoi as a whole, while highlighting its historical identity. The plan is apparently proceeding without any delay. In the following years, the former royal Tatoi [...]

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 [...]

Sustainable Ship Recycling: Turkey-Greece: 8-0

By |2021-05-02T10:30:37+03:002 Μαΐου, 2021|Greek Business File|

by Dr. Anna Bredima* – The Greek-owned fleet is the biggest in the world. A raft of international technical standards in order to face climate change sends annually a very big number of ships to scrap yards at an increasing pace. The new air emissions standards according to the International Maritime Organization (IMO) and [...]

Becoming the Rotterdam of the South: The logistics industry in Greece is booming

By |2021-04-24T21:34:54+03:0024 Απριλίου, 2021|Greek Business File|

by Symela Touchtidou @stouchtidou Total surface area to be built: 300,000 m². Total capital invested: €150 million. New logistics projects in Greece currently under way, mainly in Attiki and Thessaloniki, have mobilized €150 million and will create 300,000 m² of new facilities, according to a survey by the GEOAxIS chartered surveyors. Two main factors are [...]

Creating a modern spatial planning legislation

By |2021-04-21T23:50:28+03:0021 Απριλίου, 2021|Greek Business File|

by Efthimios Bakogiannis, Secretary General for Regional Planning and Urban Environment One of the key roles of spatial planning is to support developmental choices through spatial receptors and settings. It becomes self-evident that, first, the lack of consistent long-term spatial planning rules makes it difficult to implement various development options (in some cases the above [...]

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