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Greek Prime Minister to meet Russian President: a background

Greek Prime Minister to meet Russian President: a background by Antonis D. Papagiannidis As the US see things, “whoever entertains friendly relations with Russia, is not with us. Such was, reportedly, the point made by U.S. President Barack Obama to then Prime Minster Kostas Karamanlis when the two met – back in April 2009 – on the sidelines of a NATO Summit in France. At that bilateral meeting the overall mood was positive, the US-Greece relations were acknowledged as being [...]

November 8th, 2021|Online news / Blog|

Unique shipwreck discovered during subsea interconnection works

A unique shipwreck of the classical era was revealed during the marine survey carried out by the Independent Power Transmission Operator (IPTO) in Cythera, within the framework of the construction of Crete-Peloponnese subsea electricity interconnection. According to the preliminary results of the research conducted by the Ephorate of Underwater Antiquities and the Hellenic Center for Marine Research (HCMR),  with funding from IPTO, the shipwreck which was located at a depth of 222 meters, dates from the end of the 5th [...]

November 4th, 2021|Online news / Blog|

Greece: The “non- dom scheme” brought 9.4 million in two years

The Greek ministry of Finances presented the results of the four initiatives to attract capital from abroad. The four initiatives are: the “non- dom scheme” the 7% flat tax rate for retirees the “brain gain” scheme for employees and self employed the “family offices”. Of the four, the last one, “family offices” has not yet been put in force, since the legislative framework is still missing. From the other three, the most successful is by far the “non- dom scheme”. [...]

November 2nd, 2021|Online news / Blog|

Of debts, deficits, contingent liabilities and DSAs

Of debts, deficits, contingent liabilities and DSAs by Antonis D. Papagiannidis Greece will be not singled out in the new round of Brussels tightening the fiscal reins in (hopefully) post-pandemic Europe. Italy at the very least, Spain probably also, will be feeling this tightening through Eurostat’s increasing intrusiveness in matters having to do with contingent liabilities that may soon enough start to feed into budgetary deficits. The Spanish bad bank approach (known under its acronym SAREB) is of concern as [...]

November 1st, 2021|Online news / Blog|

K. Mitsotakis: We can bring electricity from Saudi Arabia to Europe

Prime Minister of Greece, Kyriakos Mitsotakis, paid a two day visit to Saudi Arabia, where he met with Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman. The two leaders decided to set up a bilateral Supreme Council of Cooperation, to expand bilateral cooperation in investments, tourism, defense and energy. On the latter, speaking at the Future Investment Initiative forum, the Greek Prime Minister presented specific ideas. Among them the electricity interconnection of Saudi Arabia with Greece and the rest of Europe. Greece has [...]

October 27th, 2021|Online news / Blog|

New academic era with the establishment of Sino-Greek cooperation programme

The Ministry of Education, in collaboration with the China Education Association for International Exchange (CEAIE), the national educational association for internationalization of the People’s Republic of China, is launching a new cooperation programme between Greek universities and universities in China. This initiative is similar to those already launched with the European Union, the United States and the United Kingdom. The aim of the cooperation programme is to bring the Universities of Greece and China closer together in order to initiate synergies such as [...]

October 26th, 2021|Online news / Blog|

Fofi Genimata, president of Kinima Allagis, dies

The president of the Greek socialist party Kinima Allagis, Fofi Genimata, died at 57 after a long battle with cancer. Fofi Genimata was first diagnosed with cancer at the age of 46. Years after and having won that first battle, she said in an interview" "It is extremely difficult to think that your children will grow up without you, to think that your little one may not even remember how you look, your voice, your affection .  I was terrified [...]

October 25th, 2021|Online news / Blog|

Of joint energy procurement and geopolitical issues

Of joint energy procurement and geopolitical issues by Antonis D. Papagiannidis Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis found support in his Italian counterpart, Mario Draghi (a figure of higher traction in European circles), when he presented to last week’s EU Summit an array of proposals over a joint European response to the evolving energy crisis. His major proposal was that the EU should build a joint-buying scheme so as to ensure a steady flow of energy – mainly: natural gas – [...]

October 25th, 2021|Online news / Blog|
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