“Flattening the curve” in Greece: From the economic crisis to the coronavirus crisis

By |2020-09-15T15:41:48+03:00July 28th, 2020|Greek Business File|

Greek Business File, June-July-August 2020, No 126 By K. Botsiou   The effectiveness of the Greek lockdown was surprising; however, the exit from the lockdown proves definitely trickier than the quarantine, estimates Konstantina Botsiou, Associate Professor of Modern History and International Politics at the University of the Peloponnese   Greece has been widely praised for [...]

Dazed and Confused

By |2020-09-15T15:51:58+03:00July 23rd, 2020|Greek Business File|

Greek Business File, June-July-August 2020, No 126 By Kyra Adam   Is Greece the modern Sisyphus? The country survived a tremendous 10-year economic crisis. The country absorbed at her detriment a refugee crisis, literally saving Europe. The country successfully handled the recent health crisis caused by Covid-19. By March 2020, Greece was reaching the top [...]

Smart cities improve the quality of their residents’ lives

By |2020-09-15T16:00:04+03:00July 21st, 2020|Greek Business File|

Greek Business File, June-July-August 2020, No 126 AN INTERVIEW OF CHRISTOS CABOLIS BY GEORGE VAILAKIS   The common element of smart cities is the use of information technology to provide better services. Smart cities become more connected by refi ning the communication between city authorities and residents, they provide better mobility by tackling congestion and create a [...]

Saving Capitalism

By |2020-09-15T16:08:00+03:00July 16th, 2020|Greek Business File|

Greek Business File, June-July-August 2020, No 126 COMMENT by Nick Papandreou   What’s new in the Franco-German €500 billion bailout scheme announced just a few weeks ago? For one thing, it is specifically targeted to the countries whose economies were most aff ected by the lockdown, such as Spain, Italy and Greece, three members of [...]

Costas Grammenos Centre: The recipe for success

By |2020-09-15T16:13:08+03:00July 14th, 2020|Greek Business File|

Greek Business File, June-July-August 2020, No 126 SHIPPING   History takes us back in 1983, when Professor Costas Grammenos founded The International Centre for Shipping, Trade and Finance and had the vision to introduce the three interlinked circles of Shipping, Trade and Finance, and along them a new approach to international business, the so-called global [...]

The two extremes of the pandemic: Industrial countries versus emerging & frontier economies

By |2020-09-15T16:29:45+03:00July 9th, 2020|Greek Business File|

Greek Business File, June-July-August 2020, No 126   Emerging markets and low-income countries will be faced by a synchronized deep crisis in the following months, estimates Elias Papaioannou, Professor of Economics at LBS. The big problem in Europe, he adds, is that each country’s capacity to cope with the health and the economic crisis differs [...]

The Turkish Grand Design, Demography and the African question or how to cope with the Turkish maritime threat

By |2020-10-06T14:29:04+03:00June 29th, 2020|Greek Business File|

Greek Business File, June-July-August 2020, No 126 By George Prevelakis   Europe will soon face a demographic bomb from Africa, with its fast growing and younger than Europe’s population, and with East Mediterranean being the most important physical link between the two continents. The control of the maritime space between the two continents provided by [...]

Shipping is the management of change

By |2020-10-07T14:47:14+03:00June 25th, 2020|Greek Business File|

Greek Business File, June-July-August 2020, No 126 Interview by Antonis Karamalegkos   A pragmatist by profession, Greek shipowner Dimitris Fafalios is certain that shipping companies will recover in a matter of days from Covid-19. Nevertheless, sectors such as passengers ships, ferries and cruise vessels will be negatively impacted   I cannot begin without addressing the [...]

Map reading: a civic and political necessity

By |2020-10-07T14:57:05+03:00June 23rd, 2020|Greek Business File|

Greek Business File, April-May 2020, No 125 By Michel Foucher Map reading: a civic and political necessity In the globalization era, cartographical disputes go along with territorial ones, as well as geopolitical rivalries. Professor Michel Foucher, in this exclusive article for GBF based on the Athens presentation of the issue at the French Institute, March [...]

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