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Nightmares return

by Alexandra C. Vovolini Dear readers, Just as we were coming to terms with the pandemic of Covid-19, the first war of the 21st century on European territory broke out, bringing back the nightmares of centuries past. As we are going to press in the next few days, we can only hope that a reasonable solution will be found to stop the Russian army destroying Ukrainian cities, killing civilians and creating millions of new refugees flowing into EU countries to flee [...]

April 14th, 2022|Online news / Blog|

Of DEF “new realities”, of Mitsotakis rediscovering “Europe” and of recurring challenges

Of DEF “new realities”, of Mitsotakis rediscovering “Europe” and of recurring challenges by Antonis D. Papagiannidis For the better part of last week, the imposing scenery of Delphi – at times majestic, at times magical – was home to the yearly event of the Delphi Economic Forum. After an absence of two years due to the Covid-19 pandemic, when this interesting blend of analysis, prospecting, discussion and reading of the leaves in a wide range of issues was banished to [...]

April 11th, 2022|Online news / Blog|

Two important aspects at this year’s Delphi Economic Forum, both sealed by geopolitics

Two important aspects at this year’s Delphi Economic Forum, both sealed by geopolitics: China’s altered presence and the emergence of the OECD as a new “player” by Antonis D. Papagiannidis Tackling uncertainty and attempting to offer some kind of guarantee/expectation regarding the return of normalcy at every level (from the world economy and the recovery of investment dynamics after the Ukrainian crisis to rebalancing European planning or managing environmental challenges in the light of the new architectural security and the [...]

April 8th, 2022|Online news / Blog|

Hellenic Onservatory: “There’s progress but it’s a long way to Ithaca”

interview to Antonis Papagiannidis Having celebrated the 25th Anniversary of the London School of Economics' Hellenic Observatory in 2021 and shortly before its director, Professor Kevin Featherstone, visited Greece to take part at the Delphi Economic Forum VII, K. Featherstone talked to Greek Business File about the present and future of Greece. You have studied governance issues in Greece, both at top-level and down-the-trunk of the administration. Would you say that things have changed for the better? In general, there [...]

April 6th, 2022|Online news / Blog|

Orfium buys Breaker INC: The entry of a start-up with Greek roots into the Asian market

ORFIUM, the innovative start-up company that develops technological solutions for the music and entertainment industry, has acquired Breaker INC, a Tokyo-based promotional, marketing and content company. Breaker will become ORFIUM Japan and instigate new partnerships in the world’s second biggest music market across music, gaming, entertainment and anime with the award-winning ORFIUM product suite. With headquarters in Los Angeles, London and an extended R&D team in Athens, Greece, ORFIUM contributes to the protection of content rights and maximization of royalties, generated [...]

April 4th, 2022|Online news / Blog|

The IMF bids farewell to Troika memories for Greece: the dearth of one-handed economists

The IMF bids farewell to Troika memories for Greece: the dearth of one-handed economists του Αντώνη Δ. Παπαγιαννίδη It is Harry Truman who famously asked for a one-handed economist to be sent to him, tired as he was to get advice from eminent practitioners of the dismal science who hedged their bets saying “on one hand this, on the other hand that”. More than 75 years later, such unpleasant but useful tactics are still prevalent – especially so in the [...]

April 4th, 2022|Online news / Blog|

How soaring shipping costs raise prices around the world

by Yan Carrière-Swallow , Pragyan Deb, Davide Furceri , Daniel Jiménez and Jonathan D. Ostry The sea carries more than 80 percent of the world’s traded goods, most of which sail inside 40-foot-long steel containers stacked by the thousands atop some of the largest vessels ever built. The shock of the pandemic underscored just how crucial the maritime container trade is to the global economy. From Shanghai to Rotterdam to Los Angeles, the coronavirus upended supply chains. Ports lacked workers [...]

March 29th, 2022|Online news / Blog|

The EU at odds with the refugee issue – again

The EU at odds with the refugee issue – again by Antonis D. Papagiannidis Warsaw is the capital city of Poland, the EU country that receives (and welcomes, in earnest) the major part of the refugee outflow from a Ukraine buckling under the ongoing Russian invasion. Warsaw is also the seat of Frontex, the European front-line institution tasked with borders surveillance/control; in that capacity it has dealt with earlier refugee flows in the Aegean. The show of genuine welcome and [...]

March 28th, 2022|Online news / Blog|
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