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Greek language program to continue at La Trobe

By |2021-01-13T13:21:42+03:00January 13th, 2021|Various other events|

Greek language program to continue at La Trobe In a historic agreement signed by the University, the Greek Community of Melbourne in association with the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of Australia, the university language program will continue with financial support raised by the Greek community however needs to increase enrolments significantly over the next 3 to [...]

Mass tourism: Blessing or curse for Greece?

By |2021-01-13T00:16:35+03:00January 13th, 2021|Greek Business File|

Like most have predicted, the 2020 tourism season for Greece has been tough. According to ΙNSETE Intelligence (the Research Institute of the Greek Tourism Confederation) , inbound tourism plunged by 78%. Just 60% of all hotels in Greece operated, most of them for a short period of time. Average occupancy rates during the summer period [...]

Greek Public Power Corporation- German RWE: A Memorandum waiting to happen

By |2021-01-12T09:26:35+03:00January 12th, 2021|Online news / Blog|

It has been almost a year since the Public Power Corporation (PPC) of Greece announced that it has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with the German electricity giant RWE, one of the world’s leading renewable energy companies. In early March, 2020, PPC and RWE agreed to " pursue potential collaboration in order to exchange [...]

Greek-Turkish rapprochement in slow motion

By |2021-01-11T12:46:06+03:00January 11th, 2021|Online news / Blog|

Greek-Turkish rapprochement in slow motion by Antonis D. Papagiannidis The (officially) private visit of Albanian Prime Minister Edi Rama in Athens – plus a lunch with his Greek counterpart Kyriakos Mitsotakis and Greek Foreign Minister Nikos Dendias – coming just after Rama was warmly received in Ankara by Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, touched on [...]

Greece extends its western territorial waters to 12 miles

By |2021-01-10T13:52:02+03:00January 10th, 2021|Online news / Blog|

The Greek government has submitted a bill to parliament to extend the western limit of its territorial waters in the Ionian Sea to 12 nautical miles, following negotiations with its regional neighbours Italy and Albania. The bill, submitted late on Friday and expected to be voted later this month, would extend Greece's western territorial waters [...]

“Greeks are ahead of the global crypto trend”: N. Platias talks about the immense possibilities of cryptocurrencies

By |2021-01-07T23:05:57+03:00January 8th, 2021|Greek Business File|

"It is promising to see strong Greek cybercommunities in the space contributing to education and networking, notably pioneered by the vibrant and fast-growing Greek Cryptocurrency Community. There are strong signs that Greeks are ahead of the global crypto trend and will play a key role in shaping its future." "Consumers use Chai to purchase [...]

Greece: The largest subsea power cable in the world has been electrified

By |2021-01-07T01:09:45+03:00January 7th, 2021|Online news / Blog|

The Independent Power Transmission Operator (IPTO) of Greece successfully electrified the first subsea cable linking Crete to the mainland power grid in Peloponnese. It is the largest subsea AC interconnection in the world. The completion of the 24-hour test electrification signifies a historical success for IPTO and the contractors, as they faced up to the [...]

Greece buys Air Force training and know- how from Israel

By |2021-01-06T01:04:39+03:00January 6th, 2021|Online news / Blog|

Greece and Israel have agreed to proceed to the creation and operation of an Air Force School for the Greek Air Force, the Israeli embassy in Greece announced. The training center, modeled on the school of the Israeli Air Force (IAF), will be located in Kalamata, South Greece. Following an international tender, the Greek government [...]

Greece offers low taxes to wealthy individuals. All you need to do to enjoy the favorable treatment

By |2021-01-05T13:02:40+03:00January 5th, 2021|Online news / Blog|

The Greek Ministry of Finance issued detailed guidelines for foreigners that want to move their tax residence in Greece. The "non-dom" program is one of the measures the Greek government uses to lure capital from abroad. It targets high-net-worth individuals-investors and gives them the opportunity to secure favorable tax treatment by becoming tax residents of [...]

Cabinet reshuffling: a favourite Greek pastime

By |2021-01-04T12:18:08+03:00January 4th, 2021|Online news / Blog|

Cabinet reshuffling: a favourite Greek pastime by Antonis D. Papagiannidis Greek politics is an interesting, bustling, at times magical menagerie populated by various species engaged in intense survival=of-the-fittest rivalry. This in no way constitutes some sort of Greek particularity, much less an oddity: such is the normal course of political confrontation in a parliamentary democratic [...]

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