Holocaust remembrance

By |2021-01-27T22:49:47+03:00January 27th, 2021|Greek Business File|

by Photini Tomai* On November 1st, 2005, the United Nations Assembly unanimously designated this day, to urge the nations of the world to observe it so that future generations will be spared acts of genocide. To this day, USA, Canada, Australia, the OSCE countries, among which Greece too, commemorate the Holocaust on 27 January. For [...]

I. Kapodistrias: The man who wrote the first chapter of modern Greek history

By |2021-01-21T12:31:22+03:00January 21st, 2021|Greek Business File|

In January 1826, in Bern, Switzerland, Ioannis Kapodistrias, a Greek diplomat, swore faith to the new Emperor of Russia, Nicholas I and assisted in the commemoration of Alexander I at the local embassy. The news of the fall of Missolonghi in Greece urged Kapodistrias to visit Paris, the Netherlands, and Paris again to influence the [...]

Mass tourism: Blessing or curse for Greece?

By |2021-03-19T11:11:27+03:00January 13th, 2021|Greek Business File|

Like most have predicted, the 2020 tourism season for Greece has been tough. According to ΙNSETE Intelligence (the Research Institute of the Greek Tourism Confederation) , inbound tourism plunged by 78%. Just 60% of all hotels in Greece operated, most of them for a short period of time. Average occupancy rates during the summer period [...]

“Greeks are ahead of the global crypto trend”: N. Platias talks about the immense possibilities of cryptocurrencies

By |2021-03-08T19:46:02+03:00January 8th, 2021|Greek Business File|

"It is promising to see strong Greek cybercommunities in the space contributing to education and networking, notably pioneered by the vibrant and fast-growing Greek Cryptocurrency Community. There are strong signs that Greeks are ahead of the global crypto trend and will play a key role in shaping its future." "Consumers use Chai to purchase [...]

Greece- Turkey: Troubled waters, troubled economic relations, a lose-lose situation

By |2020-12-30T17:16:57+03:00December 30th, 2020|Greek Business File|

By Symela Touchtidou-@stouchtidou For neighbors being so close, Greece and Turkey are not close economic partners. Bilateral trade is subdued, cross-border investments and tourism are restrained. And they have been further shrinking in 2020. Is it the result of the pandemic crisis that hit the global economy? Or is it the product of rising tensions [...]

A trilogy of “pandemics” forces us to reinvent capitalism, multinationalism and economics

By |2020-12-20T20:47:27+03:00December 20th, 2020|Greek Business File|

According to Webster’s dictionary, a “pandemic” is an event that occurs over a wide geographic area and affects a large number of people. The word “pandemic” is composed of two Greek words which indeed denote this: an event that concerns a large number (pan) of the people (demos). In this sense, the world is now [...]

Greek Business File: Thirty years of extroversion

By |2020-12-17T12:13:13+03:00December 17th, 2020|Greek Business File|

It is a strange year the one that marks yet another milestone for the history of our publishing house. In 2020, Oikonomiki Epitheorissi, the flagship of the Economia Group, published its 1000th issue. Oikonomiki Epitheorissi started in 1934 under the name “Viomichaniki Epitheorissis” and with the vision of its founder and publisher, Spryros Vovolinis, to [...]

Cosco- Greek port development authority: At odds over Piraeus

By |2020-12-15T22:08:46+03:00December 15th, 2020|Greek Business File|

Since China’s Cosco Shipping Group acquired a majority stake in PPA (Piraeus Port Authority) in 2016, container traffic through Greece’s major port has grown at a steady rate. Long considered the success story of Greece’s lagging privatization program, PPA is listed on the Athens Stock Exchange and consistently reports profits. A transshipment hub for the [...]

Greek pharmaceutical industry: Vibrant but not cutting – edge

By |2020-12-14T20:08:19+03:00December 14th, 2020|Greek Business File|

The Greek government is looking for a road map to create an innovative, cutting –edge and extrovert pharmaceutical industry. The country already has “a domestic vibrant but not exactly cutting-edge pharmaceutical industry” as the Prime Minister of Greece, Kyriakos Mitsotakis, noted in an online meeting with the heads of top pharmaceutical firms and experts. Now Greece [...]

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