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The boom-and- bust routine of expectations from the EU

By |2021-02-01T13:15:14+03:00February 1st, 2021|Online news / Blog|

The boom-and-bust routine of expectations from the EU by Antonis D. Papagiannidis On one side growing vaccination nationalism, already pitting the EU against the U.K. – a Member State until some weeks ago – in the AstraZeneca quarrel; on the other side, the crumbling pretense of Covax, the WHO initiative to help lower-income countries join [...]

Russia resumes air travel to Greece- Energy and agriculture synergies to follow

By |2021-01-30T14:19:01+03:00January 30th, 2021|Online news / Blog|

Russia has decided to resume bilateral international air service with Greece, starting February 8. The decision was announced during the visit of  the Russian Deputy Foreign Minister, Alexander Grushko, in Athens. "It is an open secret that the Greek tourist sector has been hit hard. The relationship between our countries also relies on this element [...]

Greece invests in disaster prevention and response to pandemics- Gets largest ever EIB backing for civil protection

By |2021-01-28T13:17:40+03:00January 28th, 2021|Online news / Blog|

Greece and the European Investment Bank (EIB) formally agreed on a new 595 million euro European Investment Bank loan. Long-term financing and shared technical best-practice will help to transform disaster prevention and response to pandemics and natural disasters including floods, forest fires and earthquakes in all 13 Greek regions. "Over recent months technical and financial [...]

Renewable Energy in Greece: Time to take it to the sea

By |2021-01-26T10:29:00+03:00January 27th, 2021|Online news / Blog|

Greece is preparing a new institutional framework for offshore wind energy. The new law will cover segments like licensing, locations and interconnections with the mainland grid . Public consultation on the matter concludes next week and a final proposal to the Greek government is expected in the Source: Hellenic Wind Energy Association HWEA/ELETAEN [...]

Rafale deal: Greece builds up military and supports thousands of French jobs

By |2021-01-26T11:01:45+03:00January 26th, 2021|Online news / Blog|

Greece signed a 2.3 billion-euro deal with France on Monday to purchase 18 Rafale fighter jets. Florence Parly, the French Defense minister, signed the agreement in Athens to deliver 12 used and six new aircraft built by Dassault Aviation over two years, starting in July. Greece is the first European country that buys the Rafale. [...]

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 [...]

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