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Business File Announcement, December 2017

Business File Announcement, December 2017 This last copy of Business File for 2017  is a “brain storm” of views, ideas and proposals of prominent Greek politicians, present, (and former), academics, economists and businessmen who answered the BF simple-yet difficult – question “What has to be done in 2018?” The question, BF thinks, is urgent, as the country touches the threshold of 2018 and high expectations, many unanswered questions, doubts, uncertainties, differences of views make their appearance for the future of the country, after August 2018, when [...]

December 18th, 2017|Greek Business File|

WISTA International elects new President and Secretary

WISTA International elects new President and Secretary Women's International Shipping and Trading Association (WISTA) elected Despina Panayiotou Theodosiou, CEO of TOTOTHEO Maritime, as International President and Diane Edwards, General Manager People, Systems and Technology Ports of Auckland as International Secretary at their 37th International Annual General Meeting in Rotterdam, The Netherlands on October 4, 2017. Despina Panayiotou Theodosiou is the CEO of TOTOTHEO Maritime, a leading maritime technology and satellite communications enablement business. She has served on the Executive Committee of WISTA [...]

October 6th, 2017|Greek Business File|

Pireaus: An exodus in the wind

Pireaus: An exodus in the wind Business File, September-October 2017, No. 112 Shipping As the European Commission’s Directorate-General for Competition is causing uncertainty for the Greek shipping industry with its prolonged examination of its legal framework (taxation and the regulatory framework), the prospect of relocations by shipping firms from Piraeus to new bases offering more favourable conditions can no longer be ruled out. By David Glass Greece will need to work hard if Piraeus is to retain or strengthen its [...]

October 3rd, 2017|Greek Business File|

Resilient ports in an age of disruptions

Resilient ports in an age of disruptions Business File, September-October 2017, No. 112 Shipping The world is changing rapidly and disruptive forces are posing new challenges. The new reality is that ports need to adapt, shift from reactive to proactive and increase their resilience in order to resonate. Major disruptions and transitions are now impacting upon business, economies, societies and, indeed, our daily lives. We live in a digital era that is continuously becoming smarter, more autonomous and self-organising. Global connectivity [...]

October 2nd, 2017|Greek Business File|

Jewels in the crown

Jewels in the crown Business File, September-October 2017, No. 112 Professor Gregory Nagy, director of the Centre for Hellenic Studies at Harvard University, rediscovers the “humanism of the Hellenic civilisation” and explains why the Harvard Summer Program in Greece focus on “the jewels of the crown” (Olympia, Nafplion, Thessaloniki) in order to encounter with “Hellenic πολιτισμός”. Interview By Christian J. Hadjipateras Your established career, combined with your lengthy achievements, culminated in your naming of the Francis Jones Professor of Classical [...]

October 2nd, 2017|Greek Business File|

Paving the way for future generations: Greek pensions as an international warning

Paving the way for future generations: Greek pensions as an international warning Business File, September-October 2017, No. 112  Insurance The overriding lesson the Greek pension crisis teaches us is that the economy and the pension system are not independent of each other. It was pensions that were largely responsible for pulling Greece in crisis. It is pensions that are currently preventing its exit from the crisis. In both cases the factor responsible are the features that make pensions similar to national [...]

September 28th, 2017|Greek Business File|

Billions of euros to be invested in new tourism resorts around Greece

Billions of euros to be invested in new tourism resorts around Greece Business File, September-October 2017, No. 112 Investments Tourism real estate has started to reemerge. ere are already investments of over 8 billion euros already moving ahead. 250 project plans budgeted at 900 million euros have already been submitted to the economy ministry, while a series of projects budgeted at 3.2 billion euros are in the pipeline waiting to get the green light to proceed. Tourism real estate Investors [...]

September 28th, 2017|Greek Business File|

Will Athens take advantage of the new political environment in Washington?

Will Athens take advantage of the new political environment in Washington? Business File, September-October 2017, No. 112 US-Greek Relations Although the new administration has made it abundantly clear that it does not want to get involved in the discussions about the Greek debt, there is room for a new chapter in bilateral relations, if there is an accurate reading of the American strategic priorities in South Europe and Eastern Mediterranean. In addressing the relations between Athens and Washington, one can [...]

September 12th, 2017|Greek Business File|
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