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“Little Greece” in the Inner West of Sydney: impact of Greek diaspora recognised

By |2021-02-16T02:33:11+03:00February 16th, 2021|Diaspora|

The impact of the local Greek diaspora on Marrickville’s cultural fabric, in the Inner West of Sydney, has been formally recognised: The stretch of Marrickville Road between Livingstone and Victoria roads has been declared “Little Greece” by the Inner West Council. The precinct’s new moniker was confirmed last week at a council meeting and will [...]

A new version of Greek-Arab relations

By |2021-02-15T12:32:02+03:00February 15th, 2021|Online news / Blog|

A new version of Greek-Arab relations by Antonis D. Papagiannidis Greek foreign policy had a tradition of Arab-friendly positioning. This was a side-effect of the presence of large Greek communities throughout the Arab world – especially in Egypt – along European colonial rule; but even afterwards, foreign policy followed on the track of Greek trade, [...]

Thessaloniki airport: Bigger and safer- Fraport completes 14 regional airports renovation

By |2021-02-14T12:29:32+03:00February 14th, 2021|Online news / Blog|

A new terminal complex has been added to the Thessaloniki airport aiming to make of the second largest airport of Greece a rival to Europe's most popular airports. The new terminal is linked via skyway bridges to the redesigned existing terminal, doubling the amount of terminal space available. It provides more check-in space, twice as [...]

“Philia Forum” : East Mediterranean countries forge alliance for peace and prosperity 

By |2021-02-12T01:51:49+03:00February 12th, 2021|Online news / Blog|

The Philia Forum took place for the first time in Athens, on February 11,   with the participation of the Ministers of Foreign Affairs from Cyprus, Egypt, Greece, Bahrain, France and Saudi Arabia and the Minister of State for International Cooperation of the United Arab Emirates.  The Philia Forum is an initiative of the Greek government aiming to bring together countries of the East Mediterrancean that are on the same page regarding international law and economic cooperation.  Nikos Dendias met his Saudi Arabia counterpart Faisalbin Farhan to further discuss bilateral cooperation In the joint statement after the one-day Forum participants committed to “joint actions and initiatives in fields such as energy, innovation, digital economy, civil protection and transnational synergies”.   They also explored possibilities for further cooperation in science, agriculture, food security, academic education and training, interfaith dialogue, culture and sports. [...]

Denos and Georges Macricostas

By |2021-02-11T16:03:26+03:00February 11th, 2021|Diaspora|

Two generations of entrepreneurs of Greek origin have founded, in the USA, companies that have become leaders in their respective fields. In their interviews, Denos and Georges Macricostas (father and son) unveil their impressive careers resulting from hard work, and they talk about the importance of focus and intensity in growing a business and the [...]

17+1: Hellenic Development Bank joins the China–CEEC Interbank Association

By |2021-02-11T00:36:45+03:00February 11th, 2021|Online news / Blog|

by Symela Touchtidou @stouchtidou The Board of Directors of China–CEEC Interbank Association, on February 8,  gave the green light for the Hellenic Development Bank (HDB) to join the Association, saying it recognizes the contribution of HDB in financing the real economy. The China – CEEC Interbank Association was established in 2012 and its Secretariat is [...]

EIB approves record 4.3 billion euros for future investments in Greece

By |2021-02-10T17:03:49+03:00February 10th, 2021|Online news / Blog|

2020 was a record year for the EIB’s funding in Greece. The European Investment Bank injected 2.8 billion euros to support: energy transition and renewable energy resources road safety improvement upgrading school buildings protection from flooding targeted credit lines of 11 leading Greek banks companies’ access to inclusive finance agricultural investments and businesses operating in areas most [...]

Ioannis Varvakis: The man who sold caviar to the world- A pirate that became national benefactor

By |2021-02-10T18:05:31+03:00February 9th, 2021|Greek Business File|

by George Vailakis Ηe is an internationally famous figure who started as a pirate, then found himself protected by Catherine the Great in Russia and very quickly became rich in the Caspian Sea. He is the man who made caviar fashionable. He was a multifaceted personality of pre-revolutionary Hellenism, who gave his soul and money [...]

Greece: “Green passport” for Israelis that have been vaccinated

By |2021-02-09T01:15:43+03:00February 9th, 2021|Online news / Blog|

Greece and Israel have agreed to allow free travel for all Israelis that have received a COVID-19 vaccine and wish to visit Greece. The decision will be put into force once flight restrictions are lifted. The agreement was signed during the working visit of Greek Prime Minister, Kyriakos Mitsotakis, to Jerusalem. Israel’s Prime Minister, Benjamin [...]

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