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Chasing after hope

By |2021-01-25T12:59:54+03:00January 25th, 2021|Online news / Blog|

Chasing after hope by Antonis D. Papagiannidis When the first days of hope appeared that we would get out from under the heavy cloud of the Covid-19 pandemic with the help of the Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine, Pfizer CEO Albert Bourla, (a native of Thessaloniki, the quintessential successful Greek on the global business stage) became something of [...]

Greek bonds and stocks: Bull or Bear?

By |2021-01-22T12:52:37+03:00January 22nd, 2021|Online news / Blog|

by Kyriakos Tsatalpasidis* Despite extremely adverse conditions in 2020, Greece was praised by the bond markets. The interest rate on the Greek 10-year bond de-escalated to 0.63% from 1.46% at the beginning of the year. The Greece 10 Years / Germany 10 Years Government Bond spread was compressed to 1.2%, the lowest since October 2008 [...]

High speed trains (finally) arrive in Greece

By |2021-01-20T12:58:42+03:00January 20th, 2021|Online news / Blog|

First upgraded ETR470 Pendolino train has arrived to Thessaloniki, bringing high-speed to Greece. This is part of a project implemented by TRAINOSE - the  rail transport provider in Greece - in which Alstom is to provide depot modernisation and corrective maintenance for first fleet of high-speed trains in Greece, consisting of five Pendolino high-speed trains. [...]

Grant Thornton creates 100 tech jobs in Greece

By |2021-01-19T15:10:50+03:00January 19th, 2021|Online news / Blog|

Grant Thornton, one of the major global accounting organisations, welcomes the New Year with an ambitious investment in Greece. Responding to the growing needs that arise in the technological sector, Grant Thornton is following a strategic expansion strategy of its Technology Intelligence & Performance division. In this context, the company announced the creation of 100 [...]

Of the middle class, of support to the poorer segments – and of the future

By |2021-01-18T12:53:59+03:00January 18th, 2021|Online news / Blog|

Of the middle class, of support to the poorer segments – and of the future by Antonis D. Papagiannidis Mercurial, blunt-spoken, loose-cannon Opposition politician Pavlos Polakis, engaging in infighting within SYRIZA – the radical party that ruled Greece over four tumultuous years of economic struggle and near-clash with the Euro area – recently pontificated over [...]

Free travel to Greece for all that get vaccinated against COVID-19! Greece asks for a European vaccination certificate

By |2021-01-14T10:48:48+03:00January 14th, 2021|Online news / Blog|

The establishment of a common European certificate for people vaccinated against Covid-19 will help European countries safely open travel and tourism in the coming months the Greek government believes. In a letter to the President of the European Commission Ursula von der Leyen and the EU leaders, the Prime Minister of Greece, Kyriakos Mitsotakis, even [...]

Greek Public Power Corporation- German RWE: A Memorandum waiting to happen

By |2021-01-12T09:26:35+03:00January 12th, 2021|Online news / Blog|

It has been almost a year since the Public Power Corporation (PPC) of Greece announced that it has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with the German electricity giant RWE, one of the world’s leading renewable energy companies. In early March, 2020, PPC and RWE agreed to " pursue potential collaboration in order to exchange [...]

Greek-Turkish rapprochement in slow motion

By |2021-01-11T12:46:06+03:00January 11th, 2021|Online news / Blog|

Greek-Turkish rapprochement in slow motion by Antonis D. Papagiannidis The (officially) private visit of Albanian Prime Minister Edi Rama in Athens – plus a lunch with his Greek counterpart Kyriakos Mitsotakis and Greek Foreign Minister Nikos Dendias – coming just after Rama was warmly received in Ankara by Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, touched on [...]

Greece extends its western territorial waters to 12 miles

By |2021-01-10T13:52:02+03:00January 10th, 2021|Online news / Blog|

The Greek government has submitted a bill to parliament to extend the western limit of its territorial waters in the Ionian Sea to 12 nautical miles, following negotiations with its regional neighbours Italy and Albania. The bill, submitted late on Friday and expected to be voted later this month, would extend Greece's western territorial waters [...]

Greece: The largest subsea power cable in the world has been electrified

By |2021-01-07T01:09:45+03:00January 7th, 2021|Online news / Blog|

The Independent Power Transmission Operator (IPTO) of Greece successfully electrified the first subsea cable linking Crete to the mainland power grid in Peloponnese. It is the largest subsea AC interconnection in the world. The completion of the 24-hour test electrification signifies a historical success for IPTO and the contractors, as they faced up to the [...]

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