Waiting for Godot (a.k.a second quarter GDP)

By |2020-09-16T12:35:04+03:00August 31st, 2020|Online news / Blog|

Waiting for Godot (a.k.a second quarter GDP) By Antonis D. Papagiannidis Greece’s embattled Statistical Office that had to get back its own (and the country’s) credibility and reputation following the “Greek Statistics” trauma  of the ten years ago is notoriously hesitant in publishing its data – even in provisional form. In this case, September is [...]

From Bregançon to the Black Sea and the Eastern Mediterranean

By |2020-09-16T12:36:53+03:00August 24th, 2020|Online news / Blog|

From Bregançon to the Black Sea and the Eastern Mediterranean By Antonis D. Papagiannidis There is quite a long way from picturesque Fort de Bregançon, perched on a small island off Bormes-les-Mimosas near Marseilles, official residence of the French Presidents since General de Gaulle (in his waning years), to Athens or Ankara. Yet, it was in [...]

All fronts open

By |2020-09-16T12:39:42+03:00August 17th, 2020|Online news / Blog|

All fronts open By Antonis D. Papagiannidis Starting today, just past mid-August, the European Commission fresh-from-the-oven Recovery and Resilience Task Force that will allow for the preparation and implementation of the Next Generation EU programmes is supposed to be on foot and ready to go. Coming on the step of the EU Summit, July17th/21st  decision [...]

Rough waters, once more

By |2020-09-16T12:44:50+03:00August 8th, 2020|Online news / Blog|

Rough waters, once more by Antonis D. Papagiannidis Two months after Greece and Italy had signed an agreement for the establishment-and- delimitation of their respective EEZs (superposed on the pre-existant one over their continental shelves, dating back to 1977/78), Athens succeeded in signing an agreement with Cairo for a – partial – maritime zones delimitation [...]

No news in August? Try again!

By |2020-09-16T12:47:18+03:00August 3rd, 2020|Online news / Blog|

No news in August? Try again! by Antonis D. Papagiannidis Summer months are supposed to last longer, to allow for an ebb in public life tensions. After all, Americans and the British are known to speak of the silly season, while the quote of Umberto Eco goes:” there is no news in August”. August 2020 [...]

Eastern Mediterranean: when Turkish adventurism meets with global consolidation in energy

By |2020-09-16T12:50:32+03:00July 27th, 2020|Online news / Blog|

Eastern Mediterranean: when Turkish adventurism meets with global consolidation in energy by Antonis D. Papagiannidis Turkish geopolitical adventurism in the Eastern Mediterranean, lately perceived as aggressiveness by Greece (and Cyprus) and as an increasingly disturbing factor for major players in the energy game, does not move in otherwise calm waters. The storm caused by the [...]

Double jeopardy, twice

By |2020-09-16T12:52:16+03:00July 20th, 2020|Online news / Blog|

Double jeopardy, twice by Antonis D. Papagiannidis The “Generation Next” EU Summit, spread all over the last weekend and still underway on Monday, was quite a trial for Greece. Along with the Southeners of Europe - Italy, Spain, Portugal but also France - who laboured under the strain of the Covid-19 epidemic and its heavy [...]

Once COVID-19 is beaten, let’s mobilize our efforts

By |2020-09-24T15:02:54+03:00July 20th, 2020|Online news / Blog|

By Christos Cabolis, Chief Economist at the IMD World Competitiveness Center and Salvatore Cantale, Professor of Finance at the Institute for Management and Development (IMD) In comparing coronavirus to war times, hold onto the idea of the collaboration and progress to come The most devastating war in terms of casualties was WWII, with some official estimates [...]

Is the endgame of Greek-Turkish relations underway?

By |2020-09-16T12:56:57+03:00July 13th, 2020|Online news / Blog|

Is the endgame of Greek-Turkish relations underway? by Antonis D. Papagiannidis A long-awaited decision of Turkey’s Supreme administrative Court annulled the (1934) Mustapha Kemal edict making a museum of the Hagia Sophia 6th century Byzantine cathedral, that had been converted to a mosque following the (1453) Ottoman conquest of Constantinople: a deeply symbolic move of [...]

Tourism in Greece: current challenges

By |2020-09-24T15:03:57+03:00July 7th, 2020|Online news / Blog|

26th economia Student Contest: Tourism-Destination Greece 1st Prize |  Individual Essay Tourism in Greece: current challenges Ioannis Melandinos   1.     Introduction Greece welcomed more than 33 million tourists in 2018, triple its population. Tourism represented 11,7% of Greece’s GDP in 2018 while it accounted for more than 16,7% of the total employment. Greece tourism proved [...]

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