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“Smart” energy systems for clean islands

"Smart" energy systems for clean islands   Business File, November-December 2017, No. 113 Energy  The EU’s new “clean island” initiative aims at reducing pollution caused by diesel power plants on islands that are not connected to the national grids of member-states. A political project backed by the European Commission, it will promote and support the development of “smart” energy systems for some 2,400 islands scattered across the Atlantic, Mediterranean and Caribbean. As the EU country with the highest percentage of [...]

January 9th, 2018|Greek Business File|

Greek banks face tough battle as they eye the post bailout era

Greek banks face tough battle as they eye the post bailout era Business File, November-December 2017, No. 113 Banking Business File reports The probability of a comprehensive assessment of their assets has diminished but the upcoming stress tests continue to haunt Greek banks. Uncertainty over the outcome of the stress tests and regulatory actions have hurt bank shares on the Athens bourse. However, the market wants to see a rapid reduction in problematic loans so they do not continue to [...]

January 8th, 2018|Greek Business File|

Greece plans more bond issues, eyes clean bailout exit

Greece plans more bond issues, eyes clean bailout exit Business File, November-December 2017, No. 113 Bonds The country returned to the markets in November for the second time since 2014 with a liquidity management transaction, capitalising on fiscal outperformance, GDP growth and a smooth first round of talks for the third bailout review. Business File reports  EU and Greek government officials appear optimistic that the third programme review will be concluded in January 2018 at the latest. This will open the [...]

January 8th, 2018|Greek Business File|

Brexit reignites the decades-old debate of Parthenon Sculptures

Brexit reignites the decades-old debate of Parthenon Sculptures Business File, November-December 2017, No. 113 The Parthenon Sculptures Due to Brexit negotiations the debate for the Parthenon Sculptures to be returned to Greece is resurfacing again while the British Museum is sending a big NO once more. By Christian J. Hadjipateras The debate has lasted for generations, but could the latest resurfacing of the issue finally add the weight needed for a change in stance? Since Thomas Bruce, 7th Earl of [...]

January 8th, 2018|Greek Business File|

Small time politics and big geopolitical games

Small time politics and big geopolitical games Business File, November-December 2017, No. 113 US/Greece Relations The Greek side, addressing mainly its domestic audience, made every conceivable effort to bill the visit in geopolitical ramifications. Yet Greece has now a window of opportunity for a few years to “cultivate” its geographic significance and entrench its own objectives into US interests in the greater area – and that is for the duration of Erdogan’s stay in power. By Dimitris Dimas If one [...]

January 8th, 2018|Greek Business File|

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|
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