SMART SHIPPING CULTURE: The rise of Big Data

By |2021-05-18T18:19:35+03:00June 1st, 2021|Online news / Blog|

24th economia Student Contest: The future of Greek Shipping 1st Prize | Group essay SMART SHIPPING CULTURE: The rise of Big Data Maria & Christina Papagianni   1. INTRODUCTION The world is being digitized and so are even traditional industries like shipping. According to the data presented by the chairman of the Union of Greek [...]

The minefield of current Greek-Turkish relations

By |2021-05-31T11:25:53+03:00May 31st, 2021|Online news / Blog|

The minefield of current Greek-Turkish relations by Antonis D. Papagiannidis In the realm of international relations, where tensions rarely subside in areas laden with heavy history, the secret of success – if not of survival – resides in knowing one’s opponent or adversary (not to say “one’s enemy”). Greece and Turkey are opponents in the [...]

Mondelēz International buys Chipita for 2 billion dollars

By |2021-05-28T00:20:26+03:00May 28th, 2021|Online news / Blog|

Mondelēz International, the American snack giant, announced an $2 billion agreement to acquire Chipita S.A., the Greek salty and sweet snacks producer. First established in Greece over 40 years ago, Chipita S.A. generated approximately $580 million of revenue in 2020 with a portfolio of croissant and baked snack brands, including 7Days, Chipicao, and Fineti. “Welcoming Chipita [...]

Of recovery, sustainability and scarring in a Eurogroup setting

By |2021-05-24T15:13:35+03:00May 24th, 2021|Online news / Blog|

Of recovery, sustainability and scarring in a Eurogroup setting by Antonis D. Papagiannidis “Steady as you go” was the prevailing mood at the Eco/Fin – Eurogroup meeting in Lisbon, where Finance Ministers debated the policy mix expected to guide the next steps in the post-pandemic era in Europe. The fact that Central Bank Governors joined the [...]

Of Greek and Turkish public opinion

By |2021-05-17T10:59:51+03:00May 17th, 2021|Online news / Blog|

Of Greek and Turkish public opinion by Antonis D. Papagiannidis The weeks to come – up until the NATO and EU Summits of June 14 and June 24/25, respectively, in Brussels – will be of high importance for the future Greek-Turkish relations. While the political system of either side of the Aegean will claim a [...]

The Athens Epidaurus Festival is back!

By |2021-05-13T00:55:24+03:00May 13th, 2021|Online news / Blog|

The #AthensEpidaurusFestival has announced its 2021 artistic programme. After a shutdown of theatres and cultural venues that lasted almost a year and a halfdue due to the pandemic, restrictions in Greece are gradually lifted. Open venues are allowed to host events starting in June. The Athens Epidaurus Festival will take place from June 1 to [...]

Of Eurobarometer findings and of discrepancies in polls

By |2021-05-10T10:58:05+03:00May 10th, 2021|Online news / Blog|

Of Eurobarometer findings and of discrepancies in polls by Antonis D. Papagiannidis The Eurobarometer, a public opinion survey regularly conducted for the European institutions ever since the mid-Seventies, can at times be revealing of opinion undercurrents that have little to do with established perceptions – either at EU or at national level. Just some days [...]

Acropolis’ new lighting wins [d]arc Awards

By |2021-05-09T00:02:00+03:00May 8th, 2021|Online news / Blog|

The new Acropolis illuminations were unveiled in September, 2020. The Sacred Rock, the fortification and 17 monuments including the Parthenon, the Propylaea, the Temple of Athena Nike, the Erechtheion, the Ancient Theatre of Dionysus, the Stoa of Eumenes, the Shrine of Dionysus, Aphrodite’s Cave were illuminated in a unique, innovative way, some for the first [...]

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