Greece opposes the new EU Nutri-score food labelling system

By |2021-09-12T17:05:39+03:00September 12th, 2021|Greek Business File|

by Dr. Giorgos Konstantopoulos president of the Greek Exporters Association (SEVE)  SEVE, the Greek Exporters' Association, expressed its opposition to the new system of frontal nutritional labelling of Nutri-score for food products promoted at EU level. The Nutri-score nutritional labelling system is part of a proposal regarding the revision of EU rules on the information [...]

Family Law: A new legal framework for joint parental care after divorce

By |2021-09-06T11:58:16+03:00September 6th, 2021|Greek Business File|

by Kostas Tsiaras, Minister of Justice In tune with the tried and tested model of joint parental care after divorce in most European countries, the law by the Hellenic Ministry of Justice on parent-child relations creates a realistic basis for arrangements between parents for the care and welfare of their children after the dissolution of [...]

Haralambos Fafalios: The Covid era heroes of the shipping industry

By |2021-08-30T16:15:59+03:00August 30th, 2021|Greek Business File|

The Covid-19 pandemic should have highlighted the importance of the people that make ships and cargoes travel the world, securing global supplies and providing essential commodities – their importance is frequently unappreciated and underestimated. In the preface to its 2020–2021 annual report, the Greek Shipping Co-Operation Committee (GSCC) slammed governments and regulators for failing to [...]

Thessaloniki: Israelis come back for business

By |2021-08-23T11:02:24+03:00August 23rd, 2021|Greek Business File|

by Vicky Kaliakou Thessaloniki –once called “the Flower of the Balkans''– has been the only city in Europe with a Jewish population majority. During World War II the ancient and vibrant Jewish community was destroyed by the Nazis and many survivors emigrated to Israel, Poland and the US. The proposed Holocaust Memorial & Human [...]

Cultural Routes of Europe: exploring our shared heritage

By |2021-08-13T17:17:23+03:00August 16th, 2021|Greek Business File|

by Symela Touchtidou, @stouchtidou The Cultural Routes of Europe are an outstanding example of successfully endorsing sustainability into a tourism project. One of the most innovative initiatives by the Council of Europe, Cultural Routes were launched in 1987 to demonstrate how heritage and cultures of different and distant regions of Europe contribute to a shared [...]

Femicide: a pandemic

By |2021-08-12T12:47:41+03:00August 12th, 2021|Greek Business File|

by Nick Papandreou A recent outbreak of men killing their wives or girlfriends in Greece has brought to the fore the issue of violence against women. Although the press is generally accurate in its presentation of the facts, in some cases major news outlets seem to perpetuate the very stereotypes we are supposed to fight. [...]

Shipping and Energy: two converging worlds?

By |2021-07-19T09:44:05+03:00July 18th, 2021|Greek Business File|

Greece is a country where shipping has always played a central role since ancient times due to the dominance of the Greek language and the renowned seamanship of its people. In recent years, international shipping has been faced with increasing challenges on the energy front, starting from the IMO-mandated reductions in greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions [...]

MAKVEL: The science of making great pasta

By |2021-07-11T22:21:07+03:00July 11th, 2021|Greek Business File|

by Vicky Kaliakou Εverybody likes pasta: delicious, easy to cook, healthy, inexpensive and long-term storage product. According to the International Pasta Organisation, in 2019 worldwide consumption was at 16.5 million tonnes, up from 7 million in 1999. The pandemic gave an even bigger boost to this trend. Greece is the 4th biggest pasta consumer in the [...]

Marina Lambraki – Plaka: “Be realist, look for the impossible”

By |2021-07-02T10:16:25+03:00July 2nd, 2021|Greek Business File|

She is in charge of the National Art Gallery for almost 30 years. She has tirelessly worked for the expansion of the Gallery, the renovation of its building, to bring art closer to the people. Under her leadership, the Gallery has known unprecedentedly successful exhibitions such as “From Theotokopoulos to Cézanne”, “El Greco, identity and [...]

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