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“Building bridges with other nations and societies”

"Building bridges with other nations and societies" Business File, April-May 2017, No. 110 Interview James Stavridis’ role both in the military and diplomacy required for international a airs means he is a proponent of “smart power”, defined as the “balance of hard and soft power taken together.” Stavridis has encouraged the creation of security through the “need to connect international, inter-agency and public-private actors to build security, lining all of them with efective strategic communications.” This underlying philosophy gives him [...]

July 6th, 2017|Greek Business File|

Hopeful signs for ship financing from EU banks

Hopeful signs for ship financing from EU banks The international and EU framework on capital requirements for ships has an impact on the cost of their nancing. In the a ermath of the 2008 nancial crisis ship lending from banks has become more costly and scarce at international and EU level. Bank lending is subject to the Basel III Accord on capital requirements, which is under review. However, if the current Basel IV proposals materialise, European banks may lose their shipping clients. Shipowners may [...]

The new age of e-Government: Public administration without borders

The new age of e-Government: Public administration without borders Business File, June-July-August 2017, No. 111 Public Sector Public Administration stubbornly refuses the transformation to a modern e-Government despite the pressure from the citizens and the constant demand by the Europeans and the IMF. Stavros-Ioannis Benos, a true pioneer of e-Government in Greece, explains in his article this urgent need for radical reform. The biggest challenge our coun- try faces in this di cult time is the creation of a robust [...]

July 5th, 2017|Greek Business File|

Raphael Moissis reflects on the electricity sector in Greece – and the PPC

Raphael Moissis reflects on the electricity sector in Greece - and the PPC Business File, June-July-August 2017, No. 111 Energy The recent government’s agreement to sell about 40% of the dominant power utility Public Power Corp’s capacity makes Dr Moissis, former governor of PPC, very skeptical. For that reason he outlines his impressive, heretical proposal for “A Powerful Power Corporation Again” and the steps to be followed... “if there was a will”.... Read more Dear Business File reader Subscribe now for [...]

July 5th, 2017|Greek Business File|

Hopeful signs for ship financing from EU banks

Hopeful signs for ship financing from EU banks The international and EU framework on capital requirements for ships has an impact on the cost of their nancing. In the a ermath of the 2008 nancial crisis ship lending from banks has become more costly and scarce at international and EU level. Bank lending is subject to the Basel III Accord on capital requirements, which is under review. However, if the current Basel IV proposals materialise, European banks may lose their shipping clients. Shipowners may [...]

July 5th, 2017|Greek Business File|
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