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Trying to reverse the brain drain: What would it take for Greeks to return

By |2020-11-28T01:15:00+03:00November 28th, 2020|Greek Business File|

The Greek government is determined to reverse the brain drain. The country lost about 500.000 of its most highly skilled workers during the debt crisis of 2010-2018. Prime Minister of Greece, Kyriakos Mitsotakis, says that GDP growth and new jobs need highly skilled workforce to take the country to the next industrial revolution. Next week [...]

Guillotine or bonanza?

By |2020-11-26T13:48:54+03:00November 26th, 2020|Greek Business File|

Greek Business File, September-October 2020, No 127 By Dr Anna Bredima* Guillotine or bonanza? Shipping between sustainable funding “black out” and “green” financing In the framework of international consultations aiming at the protection of the environment and especially the reduction of emissions, the EU has launched a coordinated effort for the timely application of obligations [...]

Brexit is coming: What to do if you are a UK national living in Greece

By |2020-11-25T13:02:50+03:00November 25th, 2020|Greek Business File|

As Brexit looms and negotiations between London and Brussels have stalled, the UK government is publishing guidelines for its citizens living in European countries. Official information includes guidance on residency, passports, healthcare, driving and the Withdrawal Agreement. At the top of the list of UK citizens living in Greece should be to: register as a [...]

AEGEAN Airlines: Greek government comes to the rescue

By |2020-11-24T11:43:37+03:00November 24th, 2020|Greek Business File|

A “comprehensive plan” to support Greece’s biggest airlines company, AEGEAN, was presented on Monday by the Greek government. It will inject 120 million euros of state aid into Aegean Airlines which has been hard-hit by the pandemic crisis. In return, the Greek state will receive stock warrants with the right “to purchase the company's stock [...]

Kyriakos Mitsotakis in the United Arab Emirates: More politics, less economics 

By |2020-11-20T14:40:04+03:00November 20th, 2020|Greek Business File|

A training contract for the Hellenic Aerospace Industry.  Two 50 million investments through the Hellenic Development Bank of Investments , HDBI (no details provided).  An agreement for the creation of a one billion co-investment fund for investments in Greece and the Balkans.  These are the economic results from the recent visit of Prime Minister of Greece, Kyriakos [...]

Ray of hope lost in the mist of second coronavirus wave- Where does Greece’s economy stand

By |2020-11-19T18:41:31+03:00November 19th, 2020|Greek Business File|

The first wave of the pandemic hit the Greek economy hard. Tourism, the country’s main driving force, was severely affected. Still, in summer, Greece opened its borders and started receiving thousands of tourists. Q3 GDP is estimated to have recorded a sizeable 7.7% expansion, on a s.a. quarterly basis. Hopes were raised that the damage [...]

Ν. Κoukis: “What is in question is what should be common sense”

By |2020-11-19T14:13:43+03:00November 19th, 2020|Greek Business File|

Greek Business File, September-October 2020, No 127 interview by George Vailakis “What is in question is what should be common sense” Business File discusses with the educator and historian Nikos A. Koukis, the new president of the Hellenic Foundation for Culture What are the most important challenges that the Hellenic Foundation for Culture (HFC) is [...]

A financial hub of Southeast Europe. Can Athens claim the role?

By |2020-11-18T11:17:15+03:00November 18th, 2020|Greek Business File|

The government of Greece believes Athens can become a leading financial center in the periphery of Southeast Europe. So it prepares a complete makeover of its capital market to make it more appealing to global investors. A Committee of Experts (with members from all capital market institutions) under the auspices of the Greek Ministry of [...]

ING Think: Greece in 2021, between vulnerabilities and opportunities

By |2020-11-17T13:57:35+03:00November 17th, 2020|Greek Business File|

Author: Paolo Pizzoli "The tourism-related service sector is a lingering point of vulnerability for the Greek economy" estimates ING Think. The Economic and Financial Analysis group of ING, in its article,  notes: "Greece suffered the Covid-19 shock with somewhat of a delay. Having been little hit by the infection in the first quarter, it fully [...]

Going green: Five new solar photovoltaic projects in Greece

By |2020-11-16T13:47:10+03:00November 16th, 2020|Greek Business File|

Piraeus Bank SA  and National Energy Holdings Limited (National Energy) announced the signing of a Bond Loan facility of circa €22 million to finance the construction of five (5) solar PV projects in Greece with total generating capacity of 24 MWp. The projects are located in central Greece and will produce enough electricity to power [...]

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