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TIF 2022: a manifold venture plans ahead

By |2022-09-19T11:01:42+03:00September 19th, 2022|Online news / Blog|

TIF 2022: a manifold venture plans ahead by Antonis D. Papagiannidis The Thessaloniki International Fair (the 86th of a long series since it started in 1926 – with breaks in wartime – and hopes to celebrate its centennial with an opening of its planned new locale) is the traditional venue for the country’s political system [...]

Greece in the sights of international media

By |2022-08-22T11:34:08+03:00August 22nd, 2022|Online news / Blog|

Greece in the sights of international media by Antonis D. Papagiannidis With Greeks being close to one for every 700 inhabitants of our planet (and one in 40 Europeans, post-Brexit), with Greece’s GDP representing some 0.4% of global GDP (and close to 1% of EU GDP), Greece has been usually over-represented in the interest of [...]

Does TPI rhyme with OMT (of Mario Draghi memory)?

By |2022-07-25T11:52:25+03:00July 25th, 2022|Online news / Blog|

Does TPI rhyme with OMT (of Mario Draghi memory)? by Antonis D. Papagiannidis The “whatever it takes” speech of then relatively fresh at the helm of the ECB Mario Draghi (end-July 2012) gave birth to the Outright Monetary Transactions Programme/OMT. The two, mainly exercising pressure on jittery markets – the OMT “big bazooka” was actually [...]

To explore the “Athens Charter for Business”

By |2022-07-18T11:40:58+03:00July 18th, 2022|Online news / Blog|

To explore the “Athens Charter for Business” by Antonis D. Papagiannidis Much talk about democracy, as of lately. The recent shocks arising out of the Ukraine war and the re-emergence of the West/East divide along lines of democracies vs. autocracies (with the former cosying up to the likes of Venezuela or Saudi Arabia, to be [...]

Dark unpleasantness

By |2022-07-12T10:55:23+03:00July 11th, 2022|Online news / Blog|

Dark unpleasantness by Antonis D. Papagiannidis The timing was quite unpleasant. Days after Greek PM Kyriakos Mitsotakis had to face before the European Parliament strong criticism over the treatment of migrants seeking asylum at Greek borders in the hands of the authorities (especially concerning push-backs at sea, but also crossings of Evros river), the European [...]

Endeavor Catalyst Fund IV: More than $290 million for the Greek entrepreneurs

By |2022-07-05T21:45:25+03:00July 5th, 2022|Online news / Blog|

Endeavor Greece announced the closing of the organization’s fourth consecutive and largest fund to date, Endeavor Catalyst Fund IV, raising more than $290 million. The fund was supported, among others, by a large number of entrepreneurs from Endeavor’s own network from around the world who wish to invest in new innovative ideas and offer opportunities [...]

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