Of EU institutional progress through sanctions and the Kalush Orchestra winning Eurovision

By |2022-05-16T11:45:50+03:00May 16th, 2022|Online news / Blog|

Of EU institutional progress through sanctions and the Kalush Orchestra winning Eurovision by Antonis D. Papagiannidis When stock was taken of the EU response to the pandemic crisis, positive assessments prevailed – to the point that many analysts concluded that this was a case of “Europe growing through crises”. It is too early to take [...]

Greek Grid Telecom and Cintruion team up to bring leading edge data connectivity to Southeast Europe

By |2022-05-13T09:07:27+03:00May 13th, 2022|Online news / Blog|

Cinturion Corp Ltd. a global provider of scalable, subsea and terrestrial capacity-based network solutions, announced that it has executed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) agreement with Grid Telecom, one of the leading providers of fiber optic connectivity throughout Greece and with onward interconnections to Europe, to be its Landing Party partner in Greece. The partnership [...]

Greece – France : Signing of the revised Double Taxation Avoidance Agreement

By |2022-05-12T09:08:17+03:00May 12th, 2022|Online news / Blog|

Τhe Greek Minister of Finance Christos Staikouras and the Ambassador of France to Greece Patrick Maisonnave signed the revised Convention for the Avoidance of Double Taxation Greece - France (SADF) and the Protocol that accompanies it. With this new Convention for the Elimination of Double Taxation Relating to Income Taxes and the Prevention of Tax [...]

Of Party Conferences in a Greek context

By |2022-05-09T12:36:35+03:00May 9th, 2022|Online news / Blog|

Of Party Conferences in a Greek context by Antonis D. Papagiannidis Party Conferences (or Conventions, or Congresses: it depends on where you are) are significant or quaint events (it depends on the prevailing character of the struggle for political power prevailing in a given country at a given time) that are always fun to watch [...]

ECSA appoints Sotiris Raptis as Secretary General

By |2022-05-03T12:37:49+03:00May 3rd, 2022|Online news / Blog|

Sotiris Raptis has been appointed by the General Assembly to lead the European Community Shipowners’ Associations as its new Secretary General. Sotiris Raptis (41) has extensive EU political and policy experience, having worked for different organisations in Brussels over the last 14 years. After joining ECSA  as Director of Environment and Safety in 2020, he [...]

The first European casualty of push-backs at the Aegean: How Fabrice Leggeri had to walk the plank

By |2022-05-03T10:49:15+03:00May 3rd, 2022|Online news / Blog|

The first European casualty of push-backs at the Aegean: How Fabrice Leggeri had to walk the plank by Antonis D. Papagiannidis Fabrice Leggeri’s resignation as head of Frontex – the Warsaw-based border agency of the EU – so as to avoid formal disciplinary procedures that would be initiated against him following the release of initial [...]

Greece: Higher minimum wage

By |2022-05-02T12:28:43+03:00May 2nd, 2022|Online news / Blog|

The basic wage in Greece increased by 7.5%, as of Sunday, May 1, rising to 713 euros per month from 663 euros previously. The corresponding minimum daily wage increased to 31.85 euros from 29.62 euros. Talking to the Athens-Macedonian News Agency (ANA), Labour and Social Affairs Minister Kostis Hatzidakis said : "This is an increase [...]

“Growing Together”: the Hellenic Development Bank of Investments partners with four European Development Banks

By |2022-04-25T13:13:30+03:00April 27th, 2022|Online news / Blog|

A European cooperation protocol between five national public banks and investment Institutions was announced  in Zappeion Megaron at the “Growing Together” event. This protocol aims at increasing European growth capital funds’ capacity to provide late-stage funding to EU-based technology companies. Over the next 3 to 5 years €3.3 billion will be mobilized as part of [...]

Of pats on the back and causes for concern

By |2022-04-28T13:16:47+03:00April 26th, 2022|Online news / Blog|

Of pats on the back and causes for concern by Antonis D. Papagiannidis The pat on the back Greece got from Standard&Poor’s (credit rating upgrade to BB+, with stable prospects, one notch away from investment grade) just one month after a similar move from DBRS, is reason for some rejoicing on part of Greek officialdom. [...]

Norway funds for Greek enterprises

By |2022-04-25T10:41:36+03:00April 25th, 2022|Online news / Blog|

A funding programme under the European Economic Area ( EEA) and Norway grants offers 8 million euros to Greek business innovation projects. The focus areas of the programme, that aims are Green Industry, Innovation, Blue Growth and ICT. The eligible applicants are both SMEs and large enterprises, which have the opportunity to access a grant starting with [...]

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