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Fighting against the horror and against resignation on the refugee front

By |2020-09-16T16:56:14+03:00February 24th, 2020|Online news / Blog|

Fighting against the horror and against resignation on the refugee front by Antonis D. Papagiannidis The recent horror incident of the extreme-right wing, conspiracy-theory believer in Germany/Hanau (Hessen) who shot at close range on a peaceful crowd and slaughtered 9 people (before killing his own mother and committing suicide) carried a particularly vicious dimension: the [...]

The South Balkans energy hub

By |2020-10-23T11:24:57+03:00February 21st, 2020|Greek Business File|

Greek Business File, January-February-March 2020, No 124 By Kerin HOPE   The South Balkans energy hub South Balkans region is transformed into an energy hub of Europe a the dedtriment of Ukraine’s role. The critical final phase is the construction of the floating LNG terminal south of Alexandroupolis. Russian gas has begun to bypass Ukraine [...]

Migration and Greek–Turkish relations , the permanent migraine of the Greek government

By |2020-10-23T11:26:51+03:00February 18th, 2020|Greek Business File|

Greek Business File, January-February-March 2020, No 124 By Kyra Adam    Migration and Greek–Turkish relations , the  permanent  migraine of the Greek government. Since Day One, the ruling party of ND has  faced two permanent crises, difficult to resolve, which negatively affect the much needed “bright image” of the new government; These are the migration [...]

Assurances given, but tensions looming ahead

By |2020-09-16T16:57:54+03:00February 17th, 2020|Online news / Blog|

Assurances given, but tensions looming ahead by Antonis D. Papagiannidis Both debt servicers who have been loading up with Greek banks’ NPLs and the systemic banks themselves who still keep dud loans on their books (but are also participating in SVPs established in successive efforts to offload such loans) have been volunteering assurances to the [...]

Identifying strategic defaulters is a challenge for banks

By |2020-10-23T11:47:26+03:00February 13th, 2020|Greek Business File|

Greek Business File, January-February-March 2020, No 124 By Dimitris Kontogiannis   Local banks have started preparing their bad loan portfolios to be securitized under the newly legislated Hercules Asset Protection Scheme.   However, their biggest challenge will be to single out the strategic defaulters among their delinquent borrowers. A US academic paper estimates conservatively the strategic [...]

We live in thoroughly mediatized times

By |2020-09-16T17:00:02+03:00February 12th, 2020|Online news / Blog|

We live in thoroughly mediatized times by Antonis D. Papagiannidis It is quite interesting indeed, to see how everything in Greek public life gets deeply mediatised in this extremely tense period. To start from really serious issues, the ebb-and-flow pattern of tensions over the Greek-Turkish ever-spreading bouquet of disputes is increasingly dictated by the stance [...]

2020: A transition year

By |2020-10-23T16:36:50+03:00February 10th, 2020|Greek Business File|

Greek Business File, January-February-March 2020, No 124 Publisher’s note   2020: A transition year Dear Readers, The new year 2020 started packed with developments on all fronts. During January we have had a number of interesting institutional firsts. A new law established a system that will allow diaspora Greeks to vote in national elections – although [...]

East Med stabilizes the region of Eastern Mediterranean

By |2020-10-23T12:00:05+03:00February 7th, 2020|Greek Business File|

Greek Business File, January-February-March 2020, No 124 Interview by GBF   Dr. Theodoros Tsakiris, Associate Professor for Energy Policy & Geopolitics, University of Nicosia presents his views on the East Med pipeline prospects. Greece, Cyprus, Israel with their IGA (Intergovernmental Agreement) signed in Athens, in early January sealed their political agreement for the East Med [...]

Bicentenary talk

By |2020-09-16T17:01:39+03:00February 3rd, 2020|Online news / Blog|

Bicentenary talk by Antonis D. Papagiannidis Since its very start, year 2020 sees preparations blossom for the celebration for the Bicentenary of the Greek Revolution that started on 1821. While the official, State-mandated “Greece 2021” Committee for the 1821-2021 celebrations – headed by Gianna Angelopoulos of Athens 2004 Games fame and comprising three dozen luminaries [...]

Greece’s drive towards a more sustainable future: the new priorities of energy policy

By |2020-10-23T12:03:25+03:00January 27th, 2020|Greek Business File|

Greek Business File, November-December 2019, No 123 Βy Alexandra Sdoukou*   Greece’s drive towards a more sustainable future: the new priorities of energy policy. Alexandra Sdoukou, Secretary General of Energy and Mineral Resources at the Ministry of Environment and Energy, analyzes the ambitious roadmap for Greece’s transition to a greener energy mix and the planned [...]

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