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Studing archeology in Greece: Living the studies at NKUA

by Symela Touchtidou, @stouchtidou Amidst pandemic crisis, the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens (NKUA) made the decisive step to a new era. It was the first university in Greece to launch a 4-year undergraduate program especially for foreign students, the BA Program in the Archaeology, History, and Literature of Ancient Greece. All its modules are taught in English. In September 2020 it welcomed 28 students from 10 countries around the world. They would have been more, but due to [...]

October 16th, 2021|Greek Business File|

The Aristotle University presents the first Greek Enlgish- taught bachelor’s in Medicine

by Vicky Kaliakou The new English-taught undergraduate program of the Medical School at the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki (AUTH), has exceeded expectations so far. 1,200 candidates applied for just 60 places, which translates to a 5% acceptance rate. AUTH can pride itself on being very selective like some of the world’s top universities. For example, Harvard University has a 5% acceptance rate, Stanford University 4%, Yale University 6% and MIT 7% (niche.com). Sixty students from Australia, the USA, China, Vietnam, [...]

October 12th, 2021|Greek Business File|

The extroversion of the Greek Higher Education- Can Greece attract foreign students?

by Symela Touchtidou, @stouchtidou Some say that for Greece, it could be as lucrative as the tourism sector. Others point to the fact that we would be creating “ambassadors” of the country worldwide. In many European countries, tertiary education fueled by foreign students is a driver of growth. Brexit has mobilized European institutions to claim a slice of the now increasingly expensive English-taught education in the United Kingdom Greece has only recently joined the race. The country offers a variety [...]

October 7th, 2021|Greek Business File|

Settling your debts in Greece: the new bankruptcy rules

by Fotis Kourmousis, special secretary for private debt management at the Greek Finance Ministry Ιn Greece, total private debt in 2019, prior to the pandemic, stood at €234 billion, according to official data from the Bank of Greece, the tax authorities and social security institutions. This debt stems from the 10-year financial crisis and includes €91.7 billion (39.3%) in NPLs belonging to banks and servicers, €105.6 billion (45.2%) toward the tax authorities and €36.3 billion (15.5%) toward social security institutions. [...]

September 28th, 2021|Greek Business File|

The new family law in Greece: Joint custody cannot be imposed by law

by Marina Farmakidis-Markou, lawyer at Diotima Center* Marina Farmakidis-Markou To begin with, it is worth stating that parental responsibility could be entrusted by the court to both parents jointly also under the previous family law provisions, provided that parents were in agreement. On the contrary, the new family law number 4800/2021, by establishing joint and equal custody and by giving greater visitation rights to the non-custodian parent in a separation, allocating him or her one third of all [...]

September 18th, 2021|Greek Business File|

The new family law in Greece: A first step towards consensual solutions for child custody

Ιnterview by Pola Damianou, legal advisor of Active Dads N.P.C.S. Pola Damianou, legal advisor of Active Dads NGO “Active Dads for the Rights of the Child” was created in April 2020. “The desire of fathers to have a more active role in their children’s lives and the fact that for decades Courts gave the exclusive custody of the child to a single parent (in the vast majority of 98% to the mother), was the motive behind the creation [...]

September 14th, 2021|Greek Business File|

Greece opposes the new EU Nutri-score food labelling system

by Dr. Giorgos Konstantopoulos president of the Greek Exporters Association (SEVE)  SEVE, the Greek Exporters' Association, expressed its opposition to the new system of frontal nutritional labelling of Nutri-score for food products promoted at EU level. The Nutri-score nutritional labelling system is part of a proposal regarding the revision of EU rules on the information provided to consumers, which is part of EU’s Farm to Fork Strategy. This policy aims to provide better labelling information in order to help consumers [...]

September 12th, 2021|Greek Business File|

Family Law: A new legal framework for joint parental care after divorce

by Kostas Tsiaras, Minister of Justice In tune with the tried and tested model of joint parental care after divorce in most European countries, the law by the Hellenic Ministry of Justice on parent-child relations creates a realistic basis for arrangements between parents for the care and welfare of their children after the dissolution of their married life, except in cases of domestic violence. Law 4800/2021, which modifies the framework governing parent-child relations, is the result of extensive consultations with [...]

September 6th, 2021|Greek Business File|
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