Greece can make it

By |2020-10-27T15:12:38+03:00January 9th, 2018|Greek Business File|

Greece can make it Business File, November-December 2017, No. 113 BF asks Dora Bakoyannis, MP, NEA DEMOKRATIA Unfortunately, since 2015 we have paid a heavy bill for experimenting with Alexis Tsipras and Panos Kammenos. The economic situation is worsening and Greece is still far away from becoming a normal European country. Greece is trapped in an [...]

“Smart” energy systems for clean islands

By |2020-10-27T14:56:39+03:00January 9th, 2018|Greek Business File|

"Smart" energy systems for clean islands   Business File, November-December 2017, No. 113 Energy  The EU’s new “clean island” initiative aims at reducing pollution caused by diesel power plants on islands that are not connected to the national grids of member-states. A political project backed by the European Commission, it will promote and support the [...]

Greek banks face tough battle as they eye the post bailout era

By |2020-10-27T13:42:35+03:00January 8th, 2018|Greek Business File|

Greek banks face tough battle as they eye the post bailout era Business File, November-December 2017, No. 113 Banking Business File reports The probability of a comprehensive assessment of their assets has diminished but the upcoming stress tests continue to haunt Greek banks. Uncertainty over the outcome of the stress tests and regulatory actions have [...]

Greece plans more bond issues, eyes clean bailout exit

By |2020-10-26T17:50:59+03:00January 8th, 2018|Greek Business File|

Greece plans more bond issues, eyes clean bailout exit Business File, November-December 2017, No. 113 Bonds The country returned to the markets in November for the second time since 2014 with a liquidity management transaction, capitalising on fiscal outperformance, GDP growth and a smooth first round of talks for the third bailout review. Business File reports  [...]

Brexit reignites the decades-old debate of Parthenon Sculptures

By |2020-10-26T17:18:58+03:00January 8th, 2018|Greek Business File|

Brexit reignites the decades-old debate of Parthenon Sculptures Business File, November-December 2017, No. 113 The Parthenon Sculptures Due to Brexit negotiations the debate for the Parthenon Sculptures to be returned to Greece is resurfacing again while the British Museum is sending a big NO once more. By Christian J. Hadjipateras The debate has lasted for [...]

Small time politics and big geopolitical games

By |2020-10-26T16:03:50+03:00January 8th, 2018|Greek Business File|

Small time politics and big geopolitical games Business File, November-December 2017, No. 113 US/Greece Relations The Greek side, addressing mainly its domestic audience, made every conceivable effort to bill the visit in geopolitical ramifications. Yet Greece has now a window of opportunity for a few years to “cultivate” its geographic significance and entrench its own [...]

Business File Announcement, December 2017

By |2020-10-26T15:58:57+03:00December 18th, 2017|Greek Business File|

Business File Announcement, December 2017 This last copy of Business File for 2017  is a “brain storm” of views, ideas and proposals of prominent Greek politicians, present, (and former), academics, economists and businessmen who answered the BF simple-yet difficult – question “What has to be done in 2018?” The question, BF thinks, is urgent, as the country touches the threshold of [...]

WISTA International elects new President and Secretary

By |2020-10-26T14:12:43+03:00October 6th, 2017|Greek Business File|

WISTA International elects new President and Secretary Women's International Shipping and Trading Association (WISTA) elected Despina Panayiotou Theodosiou, CEO of TOTOTHEO Maritime, as International President and Diane Edwards, General Manager People, Systems and Technology Ports of Auckland as International Secretary at their 37th International Annual General Meeting in Rotterdam, The Netherlands on October 4, 2017. Despina Panayiotou [...]

Pireaus: An exodus in the wind

By |2020-10-26T13:18:00+03:00October 3rd, 2017|Greek Business File|

Pireaus: An exodus in the wind Business File, September-October 2017, No. 112 Shipping As the European Commission’s Directorate-General for Competition is causing uncertainty for the Greek shipping industry with its prolonged examination of its legal framework (taxation and the regulatory framework), the prospect of relocations by shipping firms from Piraeus to new bases offering more [...]

Resilient ports in an age of disruptions

By |2020-10-26T13:03:58+03:00October 2nd, 2017|Greek Business File|

Resilient ports in an age of disruptions Business File, September-October 2017, No. 112 Shipping The world is changing rapidly and disruptive forces are posing new challenges. The new reality is that ports need to adapt, shift from reactive to proactive and increase their resilience in order to resonate. Major disruptions and transitions are now impacting upon [...]

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