Evaluating the significance of Thermopylae and Salamis in the modern world

By |2020-10-14T16:46:21+03:00March 30th, 2020|Greek Business File|

Greek Business File, January-February-March 2020, No 124 GBF reports Evaluating the significance of Thermopylae and Salamis in the modern world The events celebrating the 2.500-year anniversary of the famous battles of Thermopylae and Salamis were kickstarted on 20 January with an enlightening international symposium where, distinguished academics explained how those two battles of Antiquity changed [...]

Bringing Greece’s “liquid gold” to the international healthy food market

By |2020-10-14T16:48:04+03:00March 26th, 2020|Greek Business File|

Greek Business File, January-February-March 2020, No 124 By Symela Touchtidou Bringing Greece’s “liquid gold” to the international healthy food market. E-LA-WON, which started by offering upmarket extra virgin olive oil and is now producing various agricultural products, is determined to show the world that Greece is capable of unique top quality products, innovative entrepreneurship and [...]

ΙΜΟ 2020: The new beginning for maritime industry

By |2020-10-14T16:49:21+03:00March 24th, 2020|Greek Business File|

Greek Business File, January-February-March 2020, No 124 By Antonis Karamalegkos The ΙΜΟ 2020 new regulations have caused several concerns for the maritime industry. The imposition of new environmental standards challenges shipping companies, testing their readiness and reflexes as the new sulphur limits became effective from January 1, 2020, Professor Dinos Arcoumanis explains speaking to GBF. [...]

Awaiting the New EU Migration Pact: Geopolitical Conundrums, Humanitarian Deficits

By |2020-10-14T16:50:36+03:00March 16th, 2020|Greek Business File|

Greek Business File, January-February-March 2020, No 124 By Ira Bliatka   Awaiting the New EU Migration Pact: Geopolitical Conundrums, Humanitarian Deficits   A new EU migration agreement is underway, promising a systematic approach rather than the crisis-management model of 2015-2016. Migration, a complex global issue, lies beyond what any one country alone can handle. Yet, [...]

Greece is on the road to credit upgrades in 2020

By |2020-10-14T16:51:58+03:00March 10th, 2020|Greek Business File|

Greek Business File, January-February-March 2020, No 124 By Dimitris Kontogiannis   Greece is on the road to credit upgrades in 2020   It looks quite challenging, and perhaps a long shot, but 2020 could be the year Greece joins the club of countries with investment credit rating status. A host of factors from limited new [...]

Let Lebanon Burn?

By |2020-10-14T16:53:21+03:00March 5th, 2020|Greek Business File|

Greek Business File, January-February-March 2020, No 124   By Nick Papandreou   Let Lebanon Burn? The political paralysis in Lebanon has led to an economic crisis. The banks have imposed capital controls to ensure deposits do not disappear. It is estimated that the country needs a $20-$25bn bailout including International Monetary Fund (IMF) support to [...]

The rebooting of Greek banks through HERCULES scheme

By |2020-10-23T11:15:30+03:00February 27th, 2020|Greek Business File|

Greek Business File, January-February-March 2020, No 124 Interview by A.D. Papagianidis and Harry Savvidis   George Zavvos, Deputy Minister of Finance in charge of the financial system presents the“Scheme Hercules” for non-performing loans which is expected to give the boost Greek banks urgently need Where are we finally - after at least five years of [...]

Steady course ahead, or fraught with risk?

By |2020-10-23T11:18:03+03:00February 25th, 2020|Greek Business File|

Greek Business File, January-February-March 2020, No 124 By A. D. Papagiannidis   Steady course ahead, or fraught with risk? In Greece the year 2020 has started with some institutional change – a new President of the Republic has been named, Supreme Court President Katerina Sakellaropoulou; a fresh electoral system voted in, claiming future Government stability; [...]

The South Balkans energy hub

By |2020-10-23T11:24:57+03:00February 21st, 2020|Greek Business File|

Greek Business File, January-February-March 2020, No 124 By Kerin HOPE   The South Balkans energy hub South Balkans region is transformed into an energy hub of Europe a the dedtriment of Ukraine’s role. The critical final phase is the construction of the floating LNG terminal south of Alexandroupolis. Russian gas has begun to bypass Ukraine [...]

Migration and Greek–Turkish relations , the permanent migraine of the Greek government

By |2020-10-23T11:26:51+03:00February 18th, 2020|Greek Business File|

Greek Business File, January-February-March 2020, No 124 By Kyra Adam    Migration and Greek–Turkish relations , the  permanent  migraine of the Greek government. Since Day One, the ruling party of ND has  faced two permanent crises, difficult to resolve, which negatively affect the much needed “bright image” of the new government; These are the migration [...]

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