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The Green transition of the Blue economy: Goals and opportunities in Greece

The green potential of the blue economy is not yet reached. This is the strong belief of the European Union that plans to allocate substantial funds to address the problem in the coming years. Talking to the “Blue Economy Forum: The Way to Green Recovery”, Virginijus Sinkevičius European Commissioner of Environment, Oceans and Fisheries outlined the investment opportunities lying ahead. The Commissioner stressed that ample resources from the EU Recovery and Resilience Facility will be directed especially to SMEs to [...]

March 4th, 2021|Online news / Blog|

Greece: 27 billion euros spend so far to cope with the impact of COVID-19

A little more than a year ago the first coronavirus case was reported in Greece. The country entered a first strict lockdown in the spring of 2020, opened up for tourism in the summer and entered a second tough lockdown at the end of year. The Greek government has spent about 27 billion euros so far to ease the impact of the pandemic crisis on businesses and households. The main measures taken are: Refundable “Advance Payment”. In practice it is [...]

March 3rd, 2021|Online news / Blog|

EEG: Large-scale energy storage projects in Ptolemaida and Megalopolis

The EUNICE ENERGY GROUP (EEG) announced it will proceed to the immediate implementation of its two major energy storage projects in Ptolemaida and Megalopolis. The group got the "green light" for the fast response energy storage projects, PTOLEMAIDA BESS and ARCADIA BESS, by the Regulatory Authority for Energy (RAE). The investment amounts to 600 million euros. Innovative techniques in the field of large-scale energy storage will be applied, integrating lithium-ion battery technology, which ensures reliability, response speed and competitive costs. [...]

March 2nd, 2021|Online news / Blog|

The Greek version of #metoo and the “legislate away” approach

The Greek version of #metoo and the “legislate away” approach by Antonis D. Papagiannidis The #metoo wave came belatedly to Greek shores, but it came with a formidable force. It started with rape and sexual-assault accusations in the sports world – of all fields in sailing, with 2004 Olympics golden medalist Sophia Bekatorou taking the lead; it spread to sexual-abuse complaints throughout sport, then the art world; the wave crashed to the political shore with the case of acclaimed theatre [...]

March 1st, 2021|Online news / Blog|

Porto Carras Grand Resort: Opens in April with five-star facilities

The iconic Porto Carras Grand Resort, on the western coast of Sithonia Halkidiki, on northern mainland Greece,  announced its opening under in April 2021. The resort in Greece is nestled on the slopes of Meliton, overlooking the expansive blue of Toroneos Gulf, stretching across 1,763 hectares of verdant landscapes and along 9 km of sandy, Blue-Flag awarded beaches, punctuated by 25 pristine coves. Aerial view of the Porto Carras Grand Resort Opening on April 29th, the Porto Carras [...]

February 26th, 2021|Online news / Blog|

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

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 are oriented to attract digital nomads. Cooperation with organisations that address start-up companies that employ digital nomads. The Ministry of Migration has also announced a [...]

February 24th, 2021|Online news / Blog|

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

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 Tomorrow’. Naturally that chicken was more expensinve than the regular one. That drew the attention of the Netherlands Authority for Consumers and Markets (ACM) as [...]

February 23rd, 2021|Online news / Blog|

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

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 the preparations to set out some sort of list for potential EU sanctions (or “measures”) targeting persons or entities involved in offending sovereign rights of [...]

February 22nd, 2021|Online news / Blog|
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