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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 [...]

Getting away with murder? The new Greek penal code

By |2021-06-27T18:29:03+03:00June 27th, 2021|Greek Business File|

Recently the Europarliamentarian Yannis Lagos was stripped of his political asylum and sent to Greek jail. Last year he had been tried and found guilty –along with many others– for running “a criminal organization”, namely the extreme right-wing Golden Dawn party… However, at present and as the law stands, Yannis Lagos does not lose his [...]

Kostas Fragogiannis: Invest in Greece, reach Europe

By |2021-06-19T18:34:46+03:00June 19th, 2021|Greek Business File|

In an interview to George Vailakis, Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs for Economic Diplomacy Kostas Fragogiannis describes the methods to attract foreign investments in Greece, the big projects in place, the ones in the pipeline and the partnerships of the Greek state with the knowledge-intensive Greek communities of the Diaspora Why do big companies want [...]

Dimitrios Fafalios: Seafarers are key workers and must be protected

By |2021-06-11T12:49:35+03:00June 11th, 2021|Greek Business File|

Some 90% of all goods traded globally travel by ship. On the frontline of the Covid-19 pandemic, thousands of seafarers were trapped on board for months. They provide a valuable service to national economies, yet they are poorly protected. Dimitrios Fafalios, Chairman of the International Association of Dry Cargo Shipowners (Intercargo) describes as “extremely disappointing” [...]

The May/ June 2021 issue of Greek Business File is out

By |2021-06-09T00:10:54+03:00June 9th, 2021|Greek Business File|

Shipping, Greece’s powerhouse, is asked to change course for the sake of its people and the planet. The May/ June 2021 issue of Greek Business File (GBF) looks into the new landscape created in the post pandemic era and by the new environmental rules. • Dimitrios Fafalios, chairman of the International Association of Dry Cargo [...]

Crayfish of Lake Polyfytos: It’s all about good taste!

By |2021-05-30T12:32:03+03:00May 27th, 2021|Greek Business File|

by Symela Touchtidou Subtle taste – a rare delicacy from an unexpected place. Western Macedonia, located in northwestern Greece, is the only landlocked Region of the country. It is mainly known for its coal industry and secondly for its agricultural products. Lately, though, another industry is emerging: the freshwater fishing industry. Lake Polyfytos Created [...]

The royal palace of Tatoi as national heritage

By |2021-05-18T01:55:49+03:00May 18th, 2021|Greek Business File|

It is undoubtedly an ambitious plan. The intervention expected to take place in the former royal estate in Tatoi has one main goal: the promotion of the summer palace of Tatoi as a whole, while highlighting its historical identity. The plan is apparently proceeding without any delay. In the following years, the former royal Tatoi [...]

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