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Customs clearance at Piraeus port to be axed after Greece joins FENIX Network

The port of Piraeus has become member of FENIX, the European FEderated Network of Information eXchange in Logistics. The Greek pilot site was presented last week and is expected to facilitate and accelerate a number of procedures. Customs clearance, that used to take up to six hours, will be reduced to 20-30 minutes, bringing financial and environmental benefits. The FENIX project creates three main benefits for the transport and logistics sector in Greece: - Implements the guidelines of the European Union, [...]

May 29th, 2022|Online news / Blog|

K. Mitsotakis in Davos: what the Greek PM said about Erdogan, Turkey, energy and economy

Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis sent a strong message in the wake of recent statements by Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, during his discussion in Davos on Wednesday with World Economic Forum President Borge Brende. Responding to a question regarding Erdogan's reaction and relations with Turkey, Mitsotakis said: "...we are neighbours [with Turkey], we always need to talk, and we always want to keep channels of communication open. We are never going to be the ones who will not talk with [...]

May 26th, 2022|Online news / Blog|

From Euro-Atlantic to Indo-Pacific, from pivots to pendulum movements

From Euro-Atlantic to Indo-Pacific, from pivots to pendulum movements by Antonis D. Papagiannidis In the West, say in the North-American/Atlantic/European area, rallying together under US leadership gains strength with the extension of NATO to Finland and Sweden: Putin’s Russia and the ongoing aggression against the Ukraine offers the ideal motivation for such rallying, the tool of sanctions against Russia and support to Ukraine allow for an arm’s-length engagement. In the East, in the newly-coined area of the Indo-Pacific, things are [...]

May 23rd, 2022|Online news / Blog|

Athena, Demeter and Persephone: Greek goddesses at the Feminine Power exhibition at the British Museum

The first exhibition of its kind, Feminine power takes a cross-cultural look at the profound influence of female spiritual beings within global religion and faith. The Citi exhibition Feminine power: the divine to the demonic takes you on a journey through 5,000 years of belief in female spiritual beings. How do different traditions view femininity? How has female authority been perceived in ancient cultures? For insights, the exhibition looks to divine and demonic figures feared and revered for over 5,000 years. [...]

May 19th, 2022|Online news / Blog|

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|
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