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Greece and UNWTO collaborate to support coastal and maritime tourism in the Mediterranean

The World Tourism Forum (UNWTO) has agreed with the Greek Ministry of Tourism to establish the first research station dedicated to measuring the sustainable development of coastal and maritime tourism across the Mediterranean. Coastal and Maritime tourism is one of the most important economic drivers within the Mediterranean basin. Greece aspires the Research Center to become a reference point for the study and protection of coasts and seas in the Mediterranean. The new monitoring centre will be based at the [...]

June 11th, 2021|Online news / Blog|

Startup Ecosystem Sustainability: The defining moment of Greece’s innovation capabilities

27th economia Student Contest Startup Ecosystem Sustainability: The defining moment of Greece’s innovation capabilities Georgiou Dimitrios & Chousou Stavroula   Introduction to the Greek Startup Ecosystem: A curious case of questionable sustainability. With the negative impact that the extended COVID-19 crisis had financially, socially and healthcare-wise, the undisputed growth of the Greek Startup Ecosystem is truly a refreshing “anomaly” in the overall glooming domestic and international environment. Indeed, the Greek Startup ecosystem has entered a period of maturity and the [...]

June 10th, 2021|Online news / Blog|

Greece is preparing the Digital Work Card

The Greek government is preparing the digital work card, a system for monitoring working hours remotely. Ministers of Labor, Kostis Hatzithakis and Digital Governance, Kyriakos Pierrakakis, met on Monday, to discuss implementation. The Greek government says that the digital work card will be an effective tool to fight undeclared work and guarantee fair remuneration for employees' overtime. The digital work card will be first introduced to large companies that already use timekeeping systems for employees, usually electronically. Gradually the new [...]

June 8th, 2021|Online news / Blog|

Saudi Arabia -Greece: A deal for sustainable coastal tourism

Saudi Arabia and Greece extend their cooperation on the development of sustainable coastal and marine tourism. The two countries signed a deal to exchange knowledge and best practice in investment, human capital development, training, event organization, marketing and promotion to support coastal and marine tourism in a sustainable way. The deal was signed in Athens, at the sidelines of the High Level Conference on Coastal and Maritime Tourism organized by the World Tourism Organization in Athens. Harry Theoharis, [...]

June 7th, 2021|Online news / Blog|

The minefield of Israeli politics and Greece’s area of interest

The minefield of Israeli politics and Greece’s area of interest by Antonis D. Papagiannidis All who will stay on watch over the first two weeks of June for disruptions in Greece’s  own area of interest have already one more issue to worry about. Is the post-Netanyahu era already there in Israel – and what are the consequences for the region? In case one has short memory, the main concern ahead was to be what will happen (of interest to the [...]

June 7th, 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 Ship-owners, the Greek commercial fleet consists of 4.746 vessels accounting for almost 20% of the world fleet and 50% of the European fleet. The total [...]

June 1st, 2021|Online news / Blog|

The minefield of current Greek-Turkish relations

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 region the West has known as the Near East, since times in memorial. They still are; they will remain opponents for the foreseeable future. So, [...]

May 31st, 2021|Online news / Blog|

Greece first presents the European Digital Certificate COVID- How to get it

Greece is the first E.U. country to present the EU Digital COVID Certificate, the document that will facilitate travel across the block. Citizens will be able to download or print their certificate, free of charge, through the portal. They will need to use their tax identification number or social security number to be able to access the platform. Where will the European Digital COVID Certificate be valid? The European Digital Certificate COVID will be valid in all EU Member [...]

May 30th, 2021|Online news / Blog|
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