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 [...]

Jewels in the crown

By |2020-10-26T12:48:09+03:00October 2nd, 2017|Greek Business File|

Jewels in the crown Business File, September-October 2017, No. 112 Professor Gregory Nagy, director of the Centre for Hellenic Studies at Harvard University, rediscovers the “humanism of the Hellenic civilisation” and explains why the Harvard Summer Program in Greece focus on “the jewels of the crown” (Olympia, Nafplion, Thessaloniki) in order to encounter with “Hellenic [...]

Paving the way for future generations: Greek pensions as an international warning

By |2020-10-23T17:31:58+03:00September 28th, 2017|Greek Business File|

Paving the way for future generations: Greek pensions as an international warning Business File, September-October 2017, No. 112  Insurance The overriding lesson the Greek pension crisis teaches us is that the economy and the pension system are not independent of each other. It was pensions that were largely responsible for pulling Greece in crisis. It [...]

Billions of euros to be invested in new tourism resorts around Greece

By |2020-10-23T16:44:10+03:00September 28th, 2017|Greek Business File|

Billions of euros to be invested in new tourism resorts around Greece Business File, September-October 2017, No. 112 Investments Tourism real estate has started to reemerge. ere are already investments of over 8 billion euros already moving ahead. 250 project plans budgeted at 900 million euros have already been submitted to the economy ministry, while [...]

Will Athens take advantage of the new political environment in Washington?

By |2020-10-23T16:10:28+03:00September 12th, 2017|Greek Business File|

Will Athens take advantage of the new political environment in Washington? Business File, September-October 2017, No. 112 US-Greek Relations Although the new administration has made it abundantly clear that it does not want to get involved in the discussions about the Greek debt, there is room for a new chapter in bilateral relations, if there [...]

Young Greek scientists: Science today for tomorrow’s world

By |2020-10-22T17:27:47+03:00September 11th, 2017|Greek Business File|

Young Greek scientists: Science today for tomorrow’s world Business File, September-October 2017, No. 112 Greek Scientists Despite the brain drain, caused by the continuing economic crisis, many graduates of Greek universities are following their paths in respective research fields, at an international level. Here are three exceptional examples.  Greeks make up less than 0.2% of the [...]

The Morava-Axios Canal

By |2020-10-22T14:54:57+03:00September 11th, 2017|Greek Business File|

The Morava-Axios Canal Business File, September-October 2017, No. 112 World Trade Thessaloniki will be upgraded to a junction centre of world trade between Asia and Western Europe with Chinese support. The connection of the Black Sea with the Mediterranean Sea through a canal linking the Danube with the Axios/Vardar River has been a dream of [...]

Greece and China together in the energy sector

By |2020-10-22T13:36:45+03:00September 8th, 2017|Greek Business File|

Greece and China together in the energy sector Business File, September-October 2017, No. 112 Energy Sector With two MoU signed, PPC declares ready to accelerate the projects and investments in the energy sector with China. Greece and China, taking advantage of their mutual interests in the energy sector, are now trying to maximise the opportunities [...]

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