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No news in August? Try again!

By |2020-09-16T12:47:18+03:00August 3rd, 2020|Economia Blog / Articles|

No news in August? Try again! by Antonis D. Papagiannidis Summer months are supposed to last longer, to allow for an ebb in public life tensions. After all, Americans and the British are known to speak of the silly season, while the quote of Umberto Eco goes:” there is no news in August”. August 2020 [...]

Eastern Mediterranean: when Turkish adventurism meets with global consolidation in energy

By |2020-09-16T12:50:32+03:00July 27th, 2020|Economia Blog / Articles|

Eastern Mediterranean: when Turkish adventurism meets with global consolidation in energy by Antonis D. Papagiannidis Turkish geopolitical adventurism in the Eastern Mediterranean, lately perceived as aggressiveness by Greece (and Cyprus) and as an increasingly disturbing factor for major players in the energy game, does not move in otherwise calm waters. The storm caused by the [...]

Double jeopardy, twice

By |2020-09-16T12:52:16+03:00July 20th, 2020|Economia Blog / Articles|

Double jeopardy, twice by Antonis D. Papagiannidis The “Generation Next” EU Summit, spread all over the last weekend and still underway on Monday, was quite a trial for Greece. Along with the Southeners of Europe - Italy, Spain, Portugal but also France - who laboured under the strain of the Covid-19 epidemic and its heavy [...]

Once COVID-19 is beaten, let’s mobilize our efforts

By |2020-09-24T15:02:54+03:00July 20th, 2020|Economia Blog / Articles|

By Christos Cabolis, Chief Economist at the IMD World Competitiveness Center and Salvatore Cantale, Professor of Finance at the Institute for Management and Development (IMD) In comparing coronavirus to war times, hold onto the idea of the collaboration and progress to come The most devastating war in terms of casualties was WWII, with some official estimates [...]

Is the endgame of Greek-Turkish relations underway?

By |2020-09-16T12:56:57+03:00July 13th, 2020|Economia Blog / Articles|

Is the endgame of Greek-Turkish relations underway? by Antonis D. Papagiannidis A long-awaited decision of Turkey’s Supreme administrative Court annulled the (1934) Mustapha Kemal edict making a museum of the Hagia Sophia 6th century Byzantine cathedral, that had been converted to a mosque following the (1453) Ottoman conquest of Constantinople: a deeply symbolic move of [...]

Tourism in Greece: current challenges

By |2020-09-24T15:03:57+03:00July 7th, 2020|Economia Blog / Articles|

26th economia Student Contest: Tourism-Destination Greece 1st Prize |  Individual Essay Tourism in Greece: current challenges Ioannis Melandinos   1.     Introduction Greece welcomed more than 33 million tourists in 2018, triple its population. Tourism represented 11,7% of Greece’s GDP in 2018 while it accounted for more than 16,7% of the total employment. Greece tourism proved [...]

An overall reset of EU-Turkish relations with Greece in the immediate background?

By |2020-09-16T12:58:49+03:00July 6th, 2020|Economia Blog / Articles|

An overall reset of EU-Turkish relations with Greece in the immediate background? by Antonis D. Papagiannidis A little while ago, a matter of weeks – things go fast in this part of the world… – Dora Bakogianni, an old hand in the tumultuous foreign-affairs side of Greek politics, quipped that the only way for Greek-Turkish [...]

The Mitsotakis/Erdogan phone call and beyond

By |2020-09-16T13:00:40+03:00June 29th, 2020|Economia Blog / Articles|

The Mitsotakis/Erdogan phone call and beyond by Antonis D. Papagiannidis Some months ago, when Greece – with the (largely symbolic) help of its European partners – was successful in holding back a wave of refugees and migrants trying to cross its borders from Turkey so as to access “Europe”, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan fumed [...]

TACKLING OVERCROWDING THROUGH GAMIFICATION

By |2020-09-24T15:05:02+03:00June 26th, 2020|Economia Blog / Articles|

26th economia Student Contest: Tourism-Destination Greece 1st Prize | Group Essay Georgia Chartofylaka, Νatasha Νana Yaa Amponsa, Madelaine Jamieson & Giulia Caruso, University of Ljubljana   Introduction Many European urban areas continue to face the effects of overtourism. In response to overtourism, the importance of visitor management has also grown. Visitor management techniques often involve [...]

Faster tempo

By |2020-09-16T13:54:58+03:00June 22nd, 2020|Economia Blog / Articles|

Faster tempo by Antonis D. Papagiannidis The tempo of change is getting faster and faster - in more than one fields. This makes it increasingly difficult for public opinion to adapt; but also for the political system - the supposed driving force - to keep up with expectations. In the circle of Greek public life, [...]

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