Working from a Greek island: Measures to turn fantasy into reality

By |2021-03-19T11:17:36+03:00February 24th, 2021|Online news / Blog|

Greece is working on a package of measures that will make an it ideal destination for digital nomads. The latest plan, undertaken by the Ministry of Tourism, includes: Improving broadband infrastructure, especially in relation to the provision of high-speed internet services. Cooperation and exchange of infrastructure know-how and best practices with other cities abroad which [...]

The return of the “Chicken of Tomorrow”: Netherlands, Greece and Italy try to balance sustainability and competition

By |2021-02-23T02:33:54+03:00February 23rd, 2021|Online news / Blog|

by Symela Touchtidou @stouchtidou The case is known in Europe as the “Chicken of Tomorrow” case. Back in the early 2010’s, supermarkets, poultry farmers, and broiler meat processors in the Netherlands have made "arrangements amongst each other regarding the selling of chicken meat produced under enhanced animal welfare-friendly conditions". Their initiative was called ‘Chicken of [...]

Of Greek-Turkish exploratory talks, the “5+1”Cyprus talks, the March 25/26 Summit – and well-wishers

By |2021-02-22T14:11:09+03:00February 22nd, 2021|Online news / Blog|

Of Greek-Turkish exploratory talks, the “5+1”Cyprus talks, the March 25/26 Summit – and well-wishers by Antonis D. Papagiannidis All who follow the not-so-discreet pas-de-deux of the EU with Turkey have already realised that work on the promised roadmap “for enhancing relations”, aka “positive agenda”, is progressing at a fast pace. Far faster, in fact, than [...]

Greece prepares vaccine passport deals with 10 countries to ease travel

By |2021-03-19T11:18:22+03:00February 21st, 2021|Online news / Blog|

Greece has already signed a “green passport” deal with Israel. The deal allows all Israelis that have received a COVID-19 vaccine to freely travel to Greece. Now, the Greek Ministry of Tourism is in talks with 10 more countries to reach similar deals. These countries are: the United Kingdom the United States Canada Australia Serbia [...]

Cheaper, more flexible, more unequal: The labor market in Greece

By |2021-02-17T02:09:37+03:00February 17th, 2021|Online news / Blog|

Reforming the labor market in Greece was top priority of all three Economic Adjustment Programs the country had to endure to exit its debt crisis (2010-2018). The emphasis on the labor market was dictated by the fact that the Greek labour market traditionally suffered from low productivity low participation rate high unemployment high tax wedge [...]

A new version of Greek-Arab relations

By |2021-02-15T12:32:02+03:00February 15th, 2021|Online news / Blog|

A new version of Greek-Arab relations by Antonis D. Papagiannidis Greek foreign policy had a tradition of Arab-friendly positioning. This was a side-effect of the presence of large Greek communities throughout the Arab world – especially in Egypt – along European colonial rule; but even afterwards, foreign policy followed on the track of Greek trade, [...]

Thessaloniki airport: Bigger and safer- Fraport completes 14 regional airports renovation

By |2021-02-14T12:29:32+03:00February 14th, 2021|Online news / Blog|

A new terminal complex has been added to the Thessaloniki airport aiming to make of the second largest airport of Greece a rival to Europe's most popular airports. The new terminal is linked via skyway bridges to the redesigned existing terminal, doubling the amount of terminal space available. It provides more check-in space, twice as [...]

“Philia Forum” : East Mediterranean countries forge alliance for peace and prosperity 

By |2021-02-12T01:51:49+03:00February 12th, 2021|Online news / Blog|

The Philia Forum took place for the first time in Athens, on February 11,   with the participation of the Ministers of Foreign Affairs from Cyprus, Egypt, Greece, Bahrain, France and Saudi Arabia and the Minister of State for International Cooperation of the United Arab Emirates.  The Philia Forum is an initiative of the Greek government aiming to bring together countries of the East Mediterrancean that are on the same page regarding international law and economic cooperation.  Nikos Dendias met his Saudi Arabia counterpart Faisalbin Farhan to further discuss bilateral cooperation In the joint statement after the one-day Forum participants committed to “joint actions and initiatives in fields such as energy, innovation, digital economy, civil protection and transnational synergies”.   They also explored possibilities for further cooperation in science, agriculture, food security, academic education and training, interfaith dialogue, culture and sports. [...]

17+1: Hellenic Development Bank joins the China–CEEC Interbank Association

By |2021-02-11T00:36:45+03:00February 11th, 2021|Online news / Blog|

by Symela Touchtidou @stouchtidou The Board of Directors of China–CEEC Interbank Association, on February 8,  gave the green light for the Hellenic Development Bank (HDB) to join the Association, saying it recognizes the contribution of HDB in financing the real economy. The China – CEEC Interbank Association was established in 2012 and its Secretariat is [...]

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