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EU-China: A balanced investments screening mechanism is needed

As Europe hardens its stance against China-the new “systemic rival”, Professor Zhiqin Shi strikes back defending the BRI strategy and particularly the Chinese investments in Southern Europe and of course Greece Greek Business File, No. 120, April - May - Interview by Lalela Chryssanthopoulou Can you tell us a bit more about the Belt and Road Initiative, commonly referred to as the BRI? Different schools of thought provide different defi nitions on the BRI. Geopoliticians argue that the BRI is China’s geopolitical [...]

April 16th, 2019|Greek Business File|

The appetite for reform seems to be lost

In this exclusive interview with BF, Theodore Fessas, chairman of SEV, foresees slow growth for Greece in the coming years, as uncertainty related to the upcoming elections holds back investment plans, while risks associated with external demand, mainly due to the slowdown in world trade, are rising Greek Business File reports (issue 120, April - May 2019) During the recent meeting of the IRC Committee of Business Europe in Athens, it was stated that despite the increase in Greek exports, [...]

April 15th, 2019|Greek Business File|

A Vademecum of maritime lobbying

Greek Business File, April - May 2019, No 120 In European terms 2019 is a critical year because it is a year of European elections and the year of Brexit. The renewal of the institutions will bring a new European Parliament, new Commissioners and a new President of the European Council. Hence, more scope for maritime lobbying by shipowners organizations. by Dr Anna Bredima* What is the influence of Greek shipowners in the context of these shipping organizations? Very strong [...]

April 9th, 2019|Greek Business File|

What next for European banks?

At the Delphi Economic Forum Jeroen Dijsselbloem, former president of Eurogroup, contributed his thoughts on the future of European banks, during a panel discussion organized by Economia Group. He insisted that Europe is over banked and therefore Banking Union and Capital Markets Union must be completed as soon as possible  Greek Business File April - May 2019   I want to talk about banks in Europe because when we talk about the European economy, Eurozone banks are still crucial. Unfortunately, [...]

April 8th, 2019|Greek Business File|

A Journey into the Brave New World of Artificial Intelligence

Greek Business File, January-February March 2019, No. 119   As AI has already crossed our threshold for good, Dr Yannis Kalfoglou—having worked for over 28 years in the field—is certain of the symbiotic relationship between machines and humans. He defends the merits of blockchain technology in the financial and business world, and presents cryptocurrencies, predicting that by 2030 there will be an “ AI’ arms race” between the US and China Interview by Eugenia Anastassiou How did you get involved in [...]

March 26th, 2019|Greek Business File|

Recent Wind Propulsion Developments

Greek Business File, January-February March 2019, No. 119   2018 was an important year for the development of wind propulsion systems following on the coat tails of the clear market signal from the IMO when it announced its initial strategy with ‘at least’ 50% GHG reduction target   By Gavin Allwright*  The abatement of greenhouse gases (GHG) requires innovative solutions; until recently it was deemed that it was just technically not feasible to decarbonise marine operations and contribute to saving [...]

March 22nd, 2019|Greek Business File|

The Asclepieion of Epidaurus: Past, present and future

Greek Business File January - February - March 2019, No. 119 By Professor Vassilis Labrinoudakis In the last five years, an ambitious plan is being implemented, aiming to transform the site into an archaeological and environmental park, which will illustrate the identity of the whole Epidaurus area and connect its monuments with modern life Fortune brought me as a young researcher, back in 1974, in Epidaurus and its Asclepieion [the Sanctuary of Asclepius, the god of Medicine in ancient Greek [...]

March 22nd, 2019|Greek Business File|

Sailing Back to the Future

Greek Business File, January-February March 2019, No. 119  Costas Apodiacos of Piraeus-based Blue Planet Shipping has taken the pioneering step, in partnership with leading Anglo-Greek rotor sail specialists Anemoi, to use the force of wind as a renewable energy source on bulk carrier AFROS which was named ‘Ship of the Year’ at the Lloyd’s List Greek Shipping Awards 2018. In this interview C. Apodiacos explains that the use of a renewable energy source could be the best remedy for both reducing dangerous emissions [...]

March 22nd, 2019|Greek Business File|
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