The active role of Greece in South and Eastern Europe and the Black Sea Region

By |2022-07-10T16:34:38+03:00July 10th, 2022|Greek Business File|

by Grigoris Zarotiadis, Dean of the Economics and Political Sciences School Aristotle University of Thessaloniki   The School of Political and Economic Sciences was one of the first academic units of the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki. Established in 1928–9, it now opens its doors to the international academic community The internationalization of Greek universities is [...]

Electric ferries: an idea that could work

By |2022-07-02T19:52:29+03:00July 2nd, 2022|Greek Business File|

by Dimitrios V. Lyridis, Director of the Laboratory for Maritime Transport School , National Technical University of Athens Greece boasts one of the longest coastlines in the world and about 6,000 islands. Short distance shipping (SSS) is essential for movement of cargo and passengers to and from the mainland. SSS represents more than 70% of [...]

Advent: With the power of methanol

By |2022-06-26T21:04:40+03:00June 26th, 2022|Greek Business File|

Interview by Dr. Vasilis Gregoriou, Chairman and CEO, Advent Technologies Holdings Inc, Director and Chairman of the Board, National Hellenic Research Foundation (NHRF) to Theodora Iliadi Methanol is a cost-effective alternative fuel characterised by low emissions and is available in more than one hundred ports worldwide. Having significant cost and safety advantages, it can achieve [...]

Future of shipping: Clean, but unclear

By |2022-06-19T13:13:04+03:00June 20th, 2022|Greek Business File|

by Antonis Karamalegos The ninth largest container shipping line in the world, according to Alphaliner’s data, Yang Ming has announced it has ordered fine new 15,000 TEU container ships, which will be equipped with dual-fuel liquefied natural gas (LNG) marine engines. With this shipbuilding plan, the Taiwanese liner operator will become the first shipping company [...]

Russian–Ukrainian war: How will the Greek ports be affected?

By |2022-06-13T17:56:49+03:00June 13th, 2022|Greek Business File|

by Dr. Konstantinos D. Melas, Programme Leader of Business & Economics - Metropolitan College - Post-doctoral Researcher in Supply Chain Finance - University of Western Macedonia As this article is written, the Russian invasion is still ongoing, with Odessa being the most important city under attack at Ukraine’s southern frontier. These geopolitical developments have created increased [...]

Towards the unification of the Balkan energy market — The role of Greece and Bulgaria

By |2022-06-04T20:28:46+03:00June 5th, 2022|Greek Business File|

by Kerin Hope Greece will help Bulgaria, its EU partner and Balkan neighbour, maintain access to supplies of natural gas after Russia cut off deliveries to Sofia in April. A much-delayed new gas pipeline linking the two countries across Rhodope mountains in Thrace will now be completed in June as part of a broader EU-backed [...]

Life after lignite: The example of the University of Western Macedonia

By |2022-05-26T11:02:43+03:00May 26th, 2022|Greek Business File|

by Theodoros Theodoulidis Rector of University of Western Macedonia to Symela Touchtidou The University of Western Macedonia aspires to become the first Green University of Greece and an example of “life after lignite” The region of Western Macedonia is overwhelmed by the fact that its main source of income, lignite, will be phased out until [...]

Marina Tower of Ellinikon: “One of the greenest high-rise buildings in the world”

By |2022-05-22T00:36:08+03:00May 22nd, 2022|Greek Business File|

Interview by Antoinette Nassopoulos-Erickson, Senior Partner at Foster + Partners to Symela Touchtidou Foster + Partners have taken up construction of the Marina Residential Tower at the Ellinikon, the urban regeneration project on the Athenian Riviera. Construction will begin in 2022 and it is expected to be completed in 2025. Right at the heart of [...]

EBRD: Putting money in green Greece, part two

By |2022-04-23T21:37:28+03:00May 20th, 2022|Greek Business File|

  Interview by George Maltezos, principal banker of Property and Tourism at EBRD to Symela Touchtidou In January 2022, the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) announced an additional €50 million in equity to its joint venture with Dimand. The JV focuses on brownfield redevelopment, deep refurbishment and regeneration projects in Greece. To date, [...]

EBRD: Putting money in green Greece, part one

By |2022-05-22T00:22:18+03:00May 13th, 2022|Greek Business File|

Interview by Andreea Moraru, Regional Head of Greece and Cyprus at EBRD to Symela Touchtidou In January 2022, the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) announced an additional €50 million in equity to its joint venture with Dimand. The JV focuses on brownfield redevelopment, deep refurbishment and regeneration projects in Greece. To date, about [...]

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