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Ellinopoula.com: A web-based platform where learning Greek is fun

Ellinopoula.com: A web-based platform where learning Greek is fun By Katerina Kritikou Petros, a Greek immigrant child, was brought up far away from Greece. However, the Greek language, tradition and history formed an integral part of his everyday life thanks to the continuous effort of his mother, Anna. Nowadays, Petros is still an immigrant who speaks fluent Greek and has a single vision: giving the possibility to the millions of Ellinopoula (Greek immigrant children) to keep the Greek language alive [...]

July 18th, 2017|Greek Business File|

The new image of benefaction in the 21st centure

The new image of benefaction in the 21st centure Business File, June-July-August 2017, No. 111 Greek spirit The English edition of professor Matoula Tomara-Sideris' book on the history of benefaction in Modern Greece is coming out soon The phenomenon of Greek communities abroad in the 18th, 19th and 20th century constitutes an exemplary cradle of benefaction and highlights its significance in the formation of modern Hellenism. Benefaction flourished in the communities through the actioon of outstanding entrepreneurs of the diaspora...     [...]

July 14th, 2017|Greek Business File|

The two-tiered office market in Athens

The two-tiered office market in Athens Business File, June-July-August 2017, No. 111 Real Estate The office market in Athens, at its lowest point in ten years, is now expecting the kick off in demand for Grade A office space, while rents in secondary locations are facing additional reductions. With business activity expected to slowly start its rebound phase after years of drops, things could start looking better for owners of office properties in Athens. In a market where rents have dropped [...]

July 11th, 2017|Greek Business File|

Port of Thessaloniki: A gateway and transport hub for the country, for the Balkans and the wider SE European region

Port of Thessaloniki: A gateway and transport hub for the country, for the Balkans and the wider SE European region Business File, June-July-August 2017, No. 111 Infrastructure/Ports The port of Thessaloniki is already added to the list of major foreign investors in Greece’s maritime assets. e new list of port privatisations includes, among others, the ports of Alexandroupolis (gas hub), Kavala, Elefsina, Iraklion. The world’s third largest container shipping company has become an owner of the concession to run the port [...]

July 11th, 2017|Greek Business File|

Change of the negative situation: most urgent but not probable in the years to come

Change of the negative situation: most urgent but not probable in the years to come Business File, January-February-March 2017, No. 109 Politics Tassos Giannitsis and Stavros Zografakis focus on inequalities, poverty, economic disarray in the years of crisis and keep low expectations for the reversal of the present situation in the near future. Our analysis allowed us to obtain an extensive view on the ways through which the crisis affected the economic, social and political structures in Greece, at both macro- and [...]

July 10th, 2017|Greek Business File|

Real Estate: A key factor for Greek banks’ liquidity efforts

Real Estate: A key factor for Greek banks’ liquidity efforts Business File, January-February-March 2017, No. 109 Banking With NPLs equal to 45% of the whole value of their loan portfolios, Greek banks intensify their efforts to minimise their losses. Greek banks’ non-performing loans (NPLs) have become like a “noose in the neck” for the health of their balance sheets, threatening to throw away three consecutive recapitalisation efforts over the course of the past years. It’s a critical effort, as according [...]

July 10th, 2017|Greek Business File|

The economic crisis and the retardants of growth in Greece

The economic crisis and the retardants of growth in Greece Business File, April-May 2017, No. 110 Politics Unemployment is rising, social inequality is widening, and prudent governance is being prevented. Even when some temporary economic growth is achieved, it is accompanied by high jobless rate. Any attempt to change, reform and adjust society fails because of the strong resistance of the Retardants of Growth until the inevitable occurs for both the economy and society. ese special interest groups are detrimental [...]

July 6th, 2017|Greek Business File|

Shipping in the sights of Brussels

Shipping in the sights of Brussels Business File, April-May 2017, No. 110 Interview Panos Laskaridis, President elect of ECSA, guides us through the maze of the European debate. The Commission has opened a preliminary enquiry on Greece about the taxation regime of shipping. At present, the expecta- tion is that a satisfactory consensus solution may be reached. A recurrent issue in the Greek public debate is the taxation regime of shipping, which has recently taken a European turn by the Commission opening a preliminary enquiry [...]

July 6th, 2017|Greek Business File|
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