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The Hellinikon Project

By |2020-09-14T15:27:39+03:00September 10th, 2020|Greek Business File|

Greek Business File, September-October 2020, No 127 by Symela Touchtidou Finally, the day has come. Journalists and camera crews were invited to the ceremony of an iconic event: The beginning of precursory works at the old Athens international airport, the Hellinikon These should lead to the construction of the Metropolitan Pole of Hellinikon - Agios Kosmas, [...]

The birth of a new paradigm

By |2020-09-14T15:17:51+03:00September 7th, 2020|Greek Business File|

Mapping Greek entrepreneurship during the Crisis   “Within the bleak and disheartening environment that prevailed in the Greek economy during the last decade, in a part of the business world, an ‘unexpected miracle’ is taking place: the emergence of a new entrepreneurial paradigm which focuses on innovation and exhibits a strong export orientation. If this paradigm [...]

Greek banks rely on ECB borrowing to cope with Covid-19 crisis

By |2020-09-14T16:52:05+03:00September 4th, 2020|Greek Business File|

Greek Business File, September-October 2020, No 127 by Dimitris Kontogiannis   Increased cheap funding from the European Central Bank (ECB)  has enabled Greek banks to deal with challenges to their profitability from the Covid-19 crisis. Borrowing from the ECB has rocketed to more than 14 percent of their banking assets in July from about 3.0 [...]

The new era of Greek wine is here

By |2020-09-15T14:59:19+03:00August 20th, 2020|Greek Business File|

Greek Business File, June-July-August 2020, No 126 INTERVIEW OF MASTER OF WINE, KONSTANTINOS LAZARAKIS BY GEORGE VAILAKIS The potential out there is huge Wine has been the brain engager for Konstantinos Lazarakis, a graduate in mechanical engineering and jazz music. Awarded the title of Master of Wine, K. Lazarakis in this interview reveals that for almost 20 [...]

Tracing the best pandemic exit strategies

By |2020-10-14T13:10:21+03:00August 6th, 2020|Greek Business File|

Greek Business File, June-July-August 2020, No 126   Inevitable as it was, the lockdown bought out precious time for the exit strategy from the dangerous and unprecedented spiral in the economy and the society caused by the pandemic. Apart from a massive, rapid and eff ective government intervention, the next step is to cleverly test [...]

Views on the (new) crisis and the Greek economy

By |2020-09-15T15:19:48+03:00August 3rd, 2020|Greek Business File|

Greek Business File, June-July-August 2020, No 126 By Nikos Vettas   The present recession is expected to be very deep, perhaps around the levels of the first years of the adjustment programs. Nevertheless, this new crisis puts the Greek economy in front of some major challenges and creates new opportunities based on the absolute and urgent [...]

Pandemia loves Greek fruits and vegetables

By |2020-09-15T15:32:38+03:00July 30th, 2020|Greek Business File|

Greek Business File, June-July-August 2020, No 126 By Symela Touchtidou   There are opportunities in every crisis. The coronavirus pandemic crisis is no exception. While most economic sectors, globally, suffer because of the pandemic, some thrive thanks to it. The best example in Greece are fruits and vegetables exports   The pandemic started a global discussion [...]

“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 [...]

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