More investment needed in Research, Innovation and Digitalization to catch up with other leading countries

By |2020-10-27T15:27:04+03:00May 2nd, 2019|Greek Business File|

More investment needed in Research, Innovation and Digitalization to catch up with other leading countries Due to the economic crisis, Europe is left behind compared to the US and China in investment areas such as Research & Innovation, and Digitalization. Andrew McDowell, Vice President, European Investment Bank (EIB) insists that if EU does not catch up, [...]

Structural reforms really are a one-way street, especially for Greece

By |2020-11-04T17:42:17+03:00April 23rd, 2019|Greek Business File|

Social cohesion, youth unemployment, solving the brain drain, completing the banking union are the major priorities in post- crisis EU, before a possible new recession, according to Maria Demertzis of the Bruegel Institute. She also insists that structural reforms are really an absolute necessity for Greece Greek Business File, April - May 2019 The policy [...]

EU-China: A balanced investments screening mechanism is needed

By |2020-11-04T17:44:48+03:00April 16th, 2019|Greek Business File|

As Europe hardens its stance against China-the new “systemic rival”, Professor Zhiqin Shi strikes back defending the BRI strategy and particularly the Chinese investments in Southern Europe and of course Greece Greek Business File, No. 120, April - May - Interview by Lalela Chryssanthopoulou Can you tell us a bit more about the Belt and Road Initiative, [...]

The appetite for reform seems to be lost

By |2020-11-04T17:50:13+03:00April 15th, 2019|Greek Business File|

In this exclusive interview with BF, Theodore Fessas, chairman of SEV, foresees slow growth for Greece in the coming years, as uncertainty related to the upcoming elections holds back investment plans, while risks associated with external demand, mainly due to the slowdown in world trade, are rising Greek Business File reports (issue 120, April - [...]

A Vademecum of maritime lobbying

By |2020-11-04T17:55:10+03:00April 9th, 2019|Greek Business File|

Greek Business File, April - May 2019, No 120 In European terms 2019 is a critical year because it is a year of European elections and the year of Brexit. The renewal of the institutions will bring a new European Parliament, new Commissioners and a new President of the European Council. Hence, more scope for [...]

What next for European banks?

By |2020-11-05T16:18:54+03:00April 8th, 2019|Greek Business File|

At the Delphi Economic Forum Jeroen Dijsselbloem, former president of Eurogroup, contributed his thoughts on the future of European banks, during a panel discussion organized by Economia Group. He insisted that Europe is over banked and therefore Banking Union and Capital Markets Union must be completed as soon as possible  Greek Business File April - [...]

A Journey into the Brave New World of Artificial Intelligence

By |2020-11-05T16:24:29+03:00March 26th, 2019|Greek Business File|

Greek Business File, January-February March 2019, No. 119   As AI has already crossed our threshold for good, Dr Yannis Kalfoglou—having worked for over 28 years in the field—is certain of the symbiotic relationship between machines and humans. He defends the merits of blockchain technology in the financial and business world, and presents cryptocurrencies, predicting that [...]

Recent Wind Propulsion Developments

By |2020-11-05T16:42:56+03:00March 22nd, 2019|Greek Business File|

Greek Business File, January-February March 2019, No. 119   2018 was an important year for the development of wind propulsion systems following on the coat tails of the clear market signal from the IMO when it announced its initial strategy with ‘at least’ 50% GHG reduction target   By Gavin Allwright*  The abatement of greenhouse [...]

The Asclepieion of Epidaurus: Past, present and future

By |2020-11-05T16:41:15+03:00March 22nd, 2019|Greek Business File|

Greek Business File January - February - March 2019, No. 119 By Professor Vassilis Labrinoudakis In the last five years, an ambitious plan is being implemented, aiming to transform the site into an archaeological and environmental park, which will illustrate the identity of the whole Epidaurus area and connect its monuments with modern life Fortune [...]

Sailing Back to the Future

By |2020-11-05T16:35:12+03:00March 22nd, 2019|Greek Business File|

Greek Business File, January-February March 2019, No. 119  Costas Apodiacos of Piraeus-based Blue Planet Shipping has taken the pioneering step, in partnership with leading Anglo-Greek rotor sail specialists Anemoi, to use the force of wind as a renewable energy source on bulk carrier AFROS which was named ‘Ship of the Year’ at the Lloyd’s List Greek Shipping [...]

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