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Greece included in Amazon’s plans for global dominance

Amazon has announced it will be launching 30 new AWS Local Zones in major cities around the world. It is the first such launch outside the United States, aiming to maintain Amazon’s supremacy in the technology arms race. The decision was announced by CTO Dr. Werner Vogels during his keynote at the Las Vegas conference. What AWS Local Zones do An AWS Local Zone provides customers better regional access to the company's services, meaning they should encounter faster and more [...]

December 5th, 2021|Online news / Blog|

Soufli in Evros among the “best tourism villages 2021”

Soufli, a town in the Evros regional unit, Greece, has been selected as one of the 44 “best tourism villages” by the World Tourism Organization. Soufli is notable for the silk industry that flourished there in the 19th century. The Best Tourism Villages by UNWTO initiative was launched to advance the role of tourism in safeguarding rural villages, along with their landscapes, natural and cultural diversity, and their local values and activities, including local gastronomy. The Silk Museum is housed in [...]

December 2nd, 2021|Online news / Blog|

Greece: A “State for Innovation”

The Greek ministry of Development and Investments moves forward with its plans for the first “State of Innovation” in Greece. The “State of Innovation” aspires to become “the natural headquarters for innovation” in the country, a multipurpose space, where start-ups, researchers, universities and business research & development departments will create (through synergies) innovative products and services. The international public tender for the Public-Private Partnership Contract is underway, as the second phase of the competition began a few weeks ago. [...]

December 1st, 2021|Online news / Blog|

Orgenesis and Theracell: Delivering cell and gene therapies to Greek patients

Orgenesis, a global biotech company working to unlock the full potential of cell and gene therapies, announced that its joint venture (JV) with Theracell Advanced Biotechnology in Greece has been designated a “Priority Investment of Strategic National Importance.” The designation was awarded by Enterprise Greece, the official Greek national investment and trade promotion agency, which is responsible for the allocation of the government funds. As a result of this designation, the JV will be inducted into Greece’s fast-track licensing and [...]

November 30th, 2021|Online news / Blog|

In the times of Delta and Omicron variants, Greece risks stumbling

In the times of Delta and Omicron variants, Greece risks stumbling by Antonis D. Papagiannidis For modern Greeks, the use of Ancient Greek alphabet letters in – say – astronomy (Alpha Centauri/aCen is a gravitationally bound star system, Beta Cygni/bCyg is double-star Albireo), physics (gamma rays) medicine (delta waves in EEG) may well sound a matter of praise if not of pride. When it comes to Covid variants /mutations, though, things are far more hazardous, or at least unpleasant: variants [...]

November 29th, 2021|Online news / Blog|

Greece as an outlier in the Covid-19 pandemic

Greece as an outlier in the Covid-19 pandemic by Antonis D. Papagiannidis The Covid-19 state of affairs has made of Greece an outlier in Europe – more than once. At the very beginning of the pandemic, decisiveness carried the day. Declaring (and implementing) a rigorous lock-down, where people had to send SMSs to a central digital node notifying they were getting out of their homes for essential chores only – getting meds at the pharmacy, supplies at the supermarket, or [...]

November 22nd, 2021|Online news / Blog|

Playing to the global public opinion

Playing to the global public opinion by Antonis D. Papagiannidis The high-profile clash of red-hatted (and -masked) aggressive Dutch journalist Ingeborg Beugel with obviously aggravated Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis over Greece’s treatment of asylum-seekers, over push-backs at sea as well as over the ever-lasting matter of truth-and-lies has got quite a lot of public-opinion attention. One day later, the deliberately belligerent stance of Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan over the same issue (“If we open our borders, I do [...]

November 15th, 2021|Online news / Blog|

COP26: Greece pledges to do its part and turn “green”

The power sector accounts for a quarter of global greenhouse gas emissions.  To meet the goals of the Paris Agreement, the world needs to move away from coal and towards clean power about five times faster than at present. Leaders at COP26 are working on plans to accelerate a global transition from coal to clean power that benefits jobs, workers and communities.  EU Commissioner for Energy Kadri Simson hosted an COP26 event on the special EU Energy Day and stressed: [...]

November 12th, 2021|Online news / Blog|
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