Studing archeology in Greece: Living the studies at NKUA

By |2021-10-17T10:33:29+03:00October 16th, 2021|Greek Business File|

by Symela Touchtidou, @stouchtidou Amidst pandemic crisis, the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens (NKUA) made the decisive step to a new era. It was the first university in Greece to launch a 4-year undergraduate program especially for foreign students, the BA Program in the Archaeology, History, and Literature of Ancient Greece. All its modules [...]

The Aristotle University presents the first Greek Enlgish- taught bachelor’s in Medicine

By |2021-10-12T19:33:24+03:00October 12th, 2021|Greek Business File|

by Vicky Kaliakou The new English-taught undergraduate program of the Medical School at the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki (AUTH), has exceeded expectations so far. 1,200 candidates applied for just 60 places, which translates to a 5% acceptance rate. AUTH can pride itself on being very selective like some of the world’s top universities. For example, [...]

The extroversion of the Greek Higher Education- Can Greece attract foreign students?

By |2021-10-07T11:57:32+03:00October 7th, 2021|Greek Business File|

by Symela Touchtidou, @stouchtidou Some say that for Greece, it could be as lucrative as the tourism sector. Others point to the fact that we would be creating “ambassadors” of the country worldwide. In many European countries, tertiary education fueled by foreign students is a driver of growth. Brexit has mobilized European institutions to claim [...]

Settling your debts in Greece: the new bankruptcy rules

By |2021-09-28T11:29:28+03:00September 28th, 2021|Greek Business File|

by Fotis Kourmousis, special secretary for private debt management at the Greek Finance Ministry Ιn Greece, total private debt in 2019, prior to the pandemic, stood at €234 billion, according to official data from the Bank of Greece, the tax authorities and social security institutions. This debt stems from the 10-year financial crisis and includes [...]

The new family law in Greece: Joint custody cannot be imposed by law

By |2021-09-21T15:47:39+03:00September 18th, 2021|Greek Business File|

by Marina Farmakidis-Markou, lawyer at Diotima Center* Marina Farmakidis-Markou To begin with, it is worth stating that parental responsibility could be entrusted by the court to both parents jointly also under the previous family law provisions, provided that parents were in agreement. On the contrary, the new family law number 4800/2021, by establishing [...]

Greece opposes the new EU Nutri-score food labelling system

By |2021-09-12T17:05:39+03:00September 12th, 2021|Greek Business File|

by Dr. Giorgos Konstantopoulos president of the Greek Exporters Association (SEVE)  SEVE, the Greek Exporters' Association, expressed its opposition to the new system of frontal nutritional labelling of Nutri-score for food products promoted at EU level. The Nutri-score nutritional labelling system is part of a proposal regarding the revision of EU rules on the information [...]

Family Law: A new legal framework for joint parental care after divorce

By |2021-09-06T11:58:16+03:00September 6th, 2021|Greek Business File|

by Kostas Tsiaras, Minister of Justice In tune with the tried and tested model of joint parental care after divorce in most European countries, the law by the Hellenic Ministry of Justice on parent-child relations creates a realistic basis for arrangements between parents for the care and welfare of their children after the dissolution of [...]

Haralambos Fafalios: The Covid era heroes of the shipping industry

By |2021-08-30T16:15:59+03:00August 30th, 2021|Greek Business File|

The Covid-19 pandemic should have highlighted the importance of the people that make ships and cargoes travel the world, securing global supplies and providing essential commodities – their importance is frequently unappreciated and underestimated. In the preface to its 2020–2021 annual report, the Greek Shipping Co-Operation Committee (GSCC) slammed governments and regulators for failing to [...]

Thessaloniki: Israelis come back for business

By |2021-08-23T11:02:24+03:00August 23rd, 2021|Greek Business File|

by Vicky Kaliakou Thessaloniki –once called “the Flower of the Balkans''– has been the only city in Europe with a Jewish population majority. During World War II the ancient and vibrant Jewish community was destroyed by the Nazis and many survivors emigrated to Israel, Poland and the US. The proposed Holocaust Memorial & Human [...]

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