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Free travel to Greece for all that get vaccinated against COVID-19! Greece asks for a European vaccination certificate

The establishment of a common European certificate for people vaccinated against Covid-19 will help European countries safely open travel and tourism in the coming months the Greek government believes. In a letter to the President of the European Commission Ursula von der Leyen and the EU leaders, the Prime Minister of Greece, Kyriakos Mitsotakis, even presented a draft of the proposed certificate prepared by the Greek authorities. Draft of common SARS-Cov-2 vaccination certificate proposed by Greek authorities The [...]

January 14th, 2021|Online news / Blog|

Greek Public Power Corporation- German RWE: A Memorandum waiting to happen

It has been almost a year since the Public Power Corporation (PPC) of Greece announced that it has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with the German electricity giant RWE, one of the world’s leading renewable energy companies. In early March, 2020, PPC and RWE agreed to " pursue potential collaboration in order to exchange knowhow in decarbonization as well as in the development and implementation of renewable energy projects in Greece." The Greek electricity supplier follows a strategy of [...]

January 12th, 2021|Online news / Blog|

Greek-Turkish rapprochement in slow motion

Greek-Turkish rapprochement in slow motion by Antonis D. Papagiannidis The (officially) private visit of Albanian Prime Minister Edi Rama in Athens – plus a lunch with his Greek counterpart Kyriakos Mitsotakis and Greek Foreign Minister Nikos Dendias – coming just after Rama was warmly received in Ankara by Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, touched on several issues. At the very least on the progress made by Greece and Albania moving towards a solution over the dispute for their EEZs in [...]

January 11th, 2021|Online news / Blog|

Greece extends its western territorial waters to 12 miles

The Greek government has submitted a bill to parliament to extend the western limit of its territorial waters in the Ionian Sea to 12 nautical miles, following negotiations with its regional neighbours Italy and Albania. The bill, submitted late on Friday and expected to be voted later this month, would extend Greece's western territorial waters from six nautical miles currently. Greece and Italy have already signed an agreement on maritime boundaries establishing an exclusive economic zone in the Ionian Sea. [...]

January 10th, 2021|Online news / Blog|

Greece: The largest subsea power cable in the world has been electrified

The Independent Power Transmission Operator (IPTO) of Greece successfully electrified the first subsea cable linking Crete to the mainland power grid in Peloponnese. It is the largest subsea AC interconnection in the world. The completion of the 24-hour test electrification signifies a historical success for IPTO and the contractors, as they faced up to the significant technological challenges with effectiveness and technical efficiency, transcending -to a considerable extent- what has been achieved so far in similar international projects.     [...]

January 7th, 2021|Online news / Blog|

Greece buys Air Force training and know- how from Israel

Greece and Israel have agreed to proceed to the creation and operation of an Air Force School for the Greek Air Force, the Israeli embassy in Greece announced. The training center, modeled on the school of the Israeli Air Force (IAF), will be located in Kalamata, South Greece. Following an international tender, the Greek government has decided to assign the project to the Israeli candidate. The agreement foresees the establishment and operation of a flight school for the Hellenic Air [...]

January 6th, 2021|Online news / Blog|

Greece offers low taxes to wealthy individuals. All you need to do to enjoy the favorable treatment

The Greek Ministry of Finance issued detailed guidelines for foreigners that want to move their tax residence in Greece. The "non-dom" program is one of the measures the Greek government uses to lure capital from abroad. It targets high-net-worth individuals-investors and gives them the opportunity to secure favorable tax treatment by becoming tax residents of Greece. More specifically, their foreign source income will be taxed with an annual flat tax of 100,000 euros plus 20,000 euros per spouse, child or [...]

January 5th, 2021|Online news / Blog|

Cabinet reshuffling: a favourite Greek pastime

Cabinet reshuffling: a favourite Greek pastime by Antonis D. Papagiannidis Greek politics is an interesting, bustling, at times magical menagerie populated by various species engaged in intense survival=of-the-fittest rivalry. This in no way constitutes some sort of Greek particularity, much less an oddity: such is the normal course of political confrontation in a parliamentary democratic system, albeit one tinged with shades of excessive prime-ministerial power in the case of latter-day Greece. This translates in systematic reset of the game on [...]

January 4th, 2021|Online news / Blog|
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