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Impact of the war in Ukraine on Greece’s and global trade

Impact of the war in Ukraine on Greece’s and global trade   July-August 2022 Greek Business File, Issue No 138 Trade by Antonis Karamalegos The World Trade Organisation (WTO) has warned that Russia’s invasion of Ukraine not only has created “immense human suffering,” but it is also damaging global trade, which will likely impact low-income countries the most. In its Trade Forecast 2022-2023, the WTO said that prospects for the global economy have “darkened” since the war started in February, [...]

September 16th, 2022|Greek Business File|

HEMEXPO: The rise of the Greek Marine Equipment Manufacturers

HEMEXPO: The rise of the Greek Marine Equipment Manufacturers   July-August 2022 Greek Business File, Issue No 138 Interview by Eleni Polychronopoulou, HEMEXPO President to Symela Touchtidou   At the urging of Captain Panagiotis Tsakos and with the important support of the Greek Shipowners, a group of Greek companies specialised in manufacturing marine equipment determined to invest in extroversion. Without shipyards and with the crisis plaguing the country, they had to turn to foreign markets. HEMEXPO’s first steps took part [...]

September 14th, 2022|Greek Business File|

The Greek digital ecosystem grows stronger

“The Greek brand has never been stronger.” Panagiotis Karampinis, managing director of Endeavor Greece, does not hide his enthusiasm. “We have regained trust,” he says. “Anyone who wants to participate in the Greek digital ecosystem and invest in the Greek economy knows what they do will have results”   July-August 2022 Greek Business File, Issue No 138 Digital Economy Interview by Panagiotis Karampinis, managing director of Endeavor Greece to Symela Touchtidou   We talked to Panagiotis Karampinis on the occasion [...]

September 12th, 2022|Greek Business File|

Tilos: zero waste based on IND4.0

Tilos: zero waste based on IND4.0   July-August 2022 Greek Business File, Issue No 138 Sustainability by Antonis Mavropoulos, CEO of D-waste, advisor at the International Environmental Technology Centre, United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP IETC)   On May 10th, the Zero Waste project on the small island of Tilos was officially inaugurated. A bunch of articles and blogs followed the official inauguration highlighting the innovative approach and the achievements of the project. Polygreen, the project’s sponsor and operator, has many [...]

September 8th, 2022|Greek Business File|

Kalamata: Μitigating the effects of climate change

In Mediterranean Kalamata, extreme weather phenomena appear more and more often, warning us that the climate crisis is here   July-August 2022 Greek Business File, Issue No 138 Cover story / AIMING TO MAKE GREEK CITIES SMART by Theodora Iliadi   Based on the principles of Sustainable Urban Development and to achieve the goal of climate neutrality, it is necessary to organise holistic interventions, for spatial planning, mobility and transport, urban regeneration, energy, circular economy, public health, the production of [...]

September 7th, 2022|Greek Business File|

The July/ August issue of Greek Business File is out

This issue of Greek Business File looks into the efforts made to make the Greek cities “smart”. It is a challenging task given local authorities have to adjust their ambitious plans to the realities of policy fragmentation, insufficient infrastructure and a very different mindset. In the issue: • Konstantinos Zervas, Mayor of Thessaloniki says that Smart Thessaloniki is “A realistic and feasible project” • Moses Elisaf, Mayor of Ioannina talks about the city’s Ambitious Plans • V. Kaliakou and Th. [...]

August 25th, 2022|Greek Business File|

The active role of Greece in South and Eastern Europe and the Black Sea Region

by Grigoris Zarotiadis, Dean of the Economics and Political Sciences School Aristotle University of Thessaloniki   The School of Political and Economic Sciences was one of the first academic units of the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki. Established in 1928–9, it now opens its doors to the international academic community The internationalization of Greek universities is a national goal. On the one hand, due to the economic benefits that arise, but mostly because it is believed it will help Hellenism respond [...]

July 10th, 2022|Greek Business File|

Electric ferries: an idea that could work

by Dimitrios V. Lyridis, Director of the Laboratory for Maritime Transport School , National Technical University of Athens Greece boasts one of the longest coastlines in the world and about 6,000 islands. Short distance shipping (SSS) is essential for movement of cargo and passengers to and from the mainland. SSS represents more than 70% of goods transported by sea in Greece. Yet, the industry of short sea shipping struggles financially and green transition is seen as one more burden to [...]

July 2nd, 2022|Greek Business File|
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