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Of EU institutional progress through sanctions and the Kalush Orchestra winning Eurovision

Of EU institutional progress through sanctions and the Kalush Orchestra winning Eurovision by Antonis D. Papagiannidis When stock was taken of the EU response to the pandemic crisis, positive assessments prevailed – to the point that many analysts concluded that this was a case of “Europe growing through crises”. It is too early to take stock of the EU reaction to the energy shock sustained by the economy of its Member States on the wake of the Ukraine war and [...]

May 16th, 2022|Online news / Blog|

Greek Grid Telecom and Cintruion team up to bring leading edge data connectivity to Southeast Europe

Cinturion Corp Ltd. a global provider of scalable, subsea and terrestrial capacity-based network solutions, announced that it has executed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) agreement with Grid Telecom, one of the leading providers of fiber optic connectivity throughout Greece and with onward interconnections to Europe, to be its Landing Party partner in Greece. The partnership of Cinturion and Grid Telecom will provide customers with open-access interconnection with leading edge data connectivity and international reach to Southeast Europe. Cinturion’s TEAS – [...]

May 13th, 2022|Online news / Blog|

Greece – France : Signing of the revised Double Taxation Avoidance Agreement

Τhe Greek Minister of Finance Christos Staikouras and the Ambassador of France to Greece Patrick Maisonnave signed the revised Convention for the Avoidance of Double Taxation Greece - France (SADF) and the Protocol that accompanies it. With this new Convention for the Elimination of Double Taxation Relating to Income Taxes and the Prevention of Tax Evasion and Tax Avoidance between Greece and France, the original Convention that has been in force since 1965 is revised. The Agreement, being one of [...]

May 12th, 2022|Online news / Blog|

Of Party Conferences in a Greek context

Of Party Conferences in a Greek context by Antonis D. Papagiannidis Party Conferences (or Conventions, or Congresses: it depends on where you are) are significant or quaint events (it depends on the prevailing character of the struggle for political power prevailing in a given country at a given time) that are always fun to watch and – at times – useful to ponder over. It so happens that in today’s Greece – with a political system prone to squabbling and [...]

May 9th, 2022|Online news / Blog|

ECSA appoints Sotiris Raptis as Secretary General

Sotiris Raptis has been appointed by the General Assembly to lead the European Community Shipowners’ Associations as its new Secretary General. Sotiris Raptis (41) has extensive EU political and policy experience, having worked for different organisations in Brussels over the last 14 years. After joining ECSA  as Director of Environment and Safety in 2020, he took on the role of Acting Secretary General for the last seven months. “We warmly welcome  Sotiris Raptis in his new role as Secretary General [...]

May 3rd, 2022|Online news / Blog|

The first European casualty of push-backs at the Aegean: How Fabrice Leggeri had to walk the plank

The first European casualty of push-backs at the Aegean: How Fabrice Leggeri had to walk the plank by Antonis D. Papagiannidis Fabrice Leggeri’s resignation as head of Frontex – the Warsaw-based border agency of the EU – so as to avoid formal disciplinary procedures that would be initiated against him following the release of initial findings from a probe into misconduct at Frontex made of the 54-year old French-origin official the first European casualty of the disturbing state of things [...]

May 3rd, 2022|Online news / Blog|

Greece: Higher minimum wage

The basic wage in Greece increased by 7.5%, as of Sunday, May 1, rising to 713 euros per month from 663 euros previously. The corresponding minimum daily wage increased to 31.85 euros from 29.62 euros. Talking to the Athens-Macedonian News Agency (ANA), Labour and Social Affairs Minister Kostis Hatzidakis said : "This is an increase that occupies the extreme limits of what the economy can support - in an environment of strong uncertainty". The Greek government believes the increase in [...]

May 2nd, 2022|Online news / Blog|

“Growing Together”: the Hellenic Development Bank of Investments partners with four European Development Banks

A European cooperation protocol between five national public banks and investment Institutions was announced  in Zappeion Megaron at the “Growing Together” event. This protocol aims at increasing European growth capital funds’ capacity to provide late-stage funding to EU-based technology companies. Over the next 3 to 5 years €3.3 billion will be mobilized as part of this agreement, fostering the development of European global tech leaders. The five partners are: Bpifrance (France), KfW Capital (Germany), Tesi (Finland), Hellenic Development Bank of [...]

April 27th, 2022|Online news / Blog|
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