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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 |2021-03-19T11:27:05+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 [...]

Greece buys Air Force training and know- how from Israel

By |2021-01-06T01:04:39+03:00January 6th, 2021|Online news / Blog|

Greece and Israel have agreed to proceed to the creation and operation of an Air Force School for the Greek Air Force, the Israeli embassy in Greece announced. The training center, modeled on the school of the Israeli Air Force (IAF), will be located in Kalamata, South Greece. Following an international tender, the Greek government [...]

Greece offers low taxes to wealthy individuals. All you need to do to enjoy the favorable treatment

By |2021-01-05T13:02:40+03:00January 5th, 2021|Online news / Blog|

The Greek Ministry of Finance issued detailed guidelines for foreigners that want to move their tax residence in Greece. The "non-dom" program is one of the measures the Greek government uses to lure capital from abroad. It targets high-net-worth individuals-investors and gives them the opportunity to secure favorable tax treatment by becoming tax residents of [...]

Cabinet reshuffling: a favourite Greek pastime

By |2021-01-04T12:18:08+03:00January 4th, 2021|Online news / Blog|

Cabinet reshuffling: a favourite Greek pastime by Antonis D. Papagiannidis Greek politics is an interesting, bustling, at times magical menagerie populated by various species engaged in intense survival=of-the-fittest rivalry. This in no way constitutes some sort of Greek particularity, much less an oddity: such is the normal course of political confrontation in a parliamentary democratic [...]

A milestone in Europe’s energy independence: Azeri gas started flowing in Greece, Italy and Bulgaria

By |2021-01-02T13:19:47+03:00January 2nd, 2021|Online news / Blog|

The first gas from Azerbaijan has reached Greece and Bulgaria, via the Nea Mesimvria interconnection point with DESFA, the Trans Adriatic Pipeline (TAP) operator announced on the last day of 2020. The Azeri gas also flows to Italy, via the Melendugno interconnection point with SNAM Rete Gas (SRG). TAP (part of the Southern Gas Corridor) [...]

Brexit deal: What does it change in trade, competition, financial services and travel

By |2020-12-31T01:38:41+03:00December 31st, 2020|Online news / Blog|

The clock is ticking. The United Kingdom will be leaving the European Union within hours. Luckily, the Brexit will happen in an orderly manner, under the provisions of the Trade and Cooperation Agreement, an Agreement on Nuclear Cooperation and an Agreement on Security Procedures for Exchanging and Protecting Classified Information. The "divorce Trade and Cooperation [...]

Of Turkish hustle and bustle and of exploratory talks

By |2020-12-28T12:11:30+03:00December 28th, 2020|Online news / Blog|

Of Turkish hustle and bustle and of exploratory talks by Antonis D. Papagiannidis The official position in Greece (and in Cyprus, for that matter) is still one of expectation that EU pressure will bring Turkey around to a more compromising behaviour – one that will make it possible for Athens and Ankara to engage in exploratory [...]

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