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Greece enters national lockdown for the second time- What are the new rules

On Saturday, 7th of November, Greece has entered its second national lockdown. The decision was taken after a spike in new coronavirus cases and the increasing number of hospitalized COVID- 19 patients. The total number of confirmed coronavirus cases has surpassed 50.000 with more than 700 deaths. “We need to stop this wave” Kyriakos Mitsotakis, Prime Minister of Greece, said, announcing the new measures. “ I choose drastic measures sooner rather than later. Many European countries were forced to take [...]

November 7th, 2020|Greek Business File|

N. Bernitsas: «I see a grid more favorable for investment»

Greek Business File, September-October 2020, No 127 Interview by Antonis D. Papagiannidis N. Bernitsas: «I see a grid more favorable for investment» Notis Bernitsas appears optimistic about the course of the Greek economy. In an interview with Economics, he claims that the Mitsotakis government, in its first year, has shown a collective commitment to promote investment and predicts that large investors will soon seize the opportunity to invest in Greece, a country with strong institutions and the strongest currency in the [...]

November 5th, 2020|Greek Business File|

The birth of an idea

Greek Business File, September-October 2020, No 127 by Themistocles Vokos The birth of an idea An emblematic event for the shipping community, Posidonia, proved to be a victim of the Covid-19 pandemic. Originally planned for June, Posidonia 2020 were postponed to October and then cancelled, for the first time in their long history that tried to recreate the atmosphere of the ancient Greek ‘agora’. Business File asked Themistocles Vokos, a person that actually shaped Posidonia exhibition, to describe the birth [...]

October 29th, 2020|Greek Business File|

Troubled waters. Can the Greek Merchant Marine react symbolically to Turkish revisionism?

Greek Business File, September-October 2020, No 127 Geopolitics by George Prevelakis   Troubled waters. Can the Greek Merchant Marine react symbolically to Turkish revisionism? Greece has gone through a severe economic crisis during the 2010s. Currently, apart from the Covid-19 challenge, Greece faces a serious threat by her neighbouring Turkey who employs various means and ways to claim a share of the Greek maritime space.   Can the Greek presence abroad, the Diaspora and the Merchant Marine, be of assistance [...]

October 23rd, 2020|Greek Business File|

Greece asks for full suspension of the EC-Turkey Customs Union

Greece is asking for a full suspension of the customs union between EU and Turkey. The letter was send by the Greek Minister of Foreign Affairs, Nikos Dendias, to the European Commission's enlargement chief, Oliver Varhelyi. A copy of the letter has also been send to the EC Vice Presindent, Valdis Dombrovskis. In the letter, N. Dendias states that the Commission should consider the full suspension of the customs union “as a message of disapproval for Turkey's ongoing illegal behavior” [...]

October 21st, 2020|Greek Business File|

GREEKS ARE BACK: The forces of Hellenism are called up again

On October 21, Greek senior executives of large multinational companies from various parts of the world will gather in Athens. The first Conference of the "GREEKS ARE BACK" initiative will take place. "GREEKS ARE BACK" seeks to revive history. Just like Greeks abroad had a strong presence in the struggle for Greek independence, 200 years ago, Greeks living and working abroad are called up. This time for a different but still crucial cause: making the country an attractive destination for [...]

October 20th, 2020|Events, Greek Business File|

Taking advantage of strange capitalism

Greek Business File, September-October 2020, No 127 Comment by Nick Papandreou   Taking advantage of strange capitalism Even the most isolated human on the planet knows we are living in unusual times. What seems surprising is the incredible robustness of the stock market and the continued growth of the indices. The US market grew by billions since late March, and many investors are swimmingly happy. Tesla stock prices have surged 400% so far this year. Investors are buying shares even [...]

October 19th, 2020|Greek Business File|

To hold and to keep away: Greece builds new fence on border with Turkey

40 kilometers long, five meters high, made of steel and barbed wire, equipped with eight observatories. Construction of the new fence on the Greek northeastern border with Turkey, in the Evros Prefecture, has begun. It is expected to be completed by April, 2021. Greece is reinforcing border control along the Evros river to halt huge waves of migrants and refugees entering the country. The first part of the fence in Evros, a 12,5 kilometer construction was build by the previous New Democracy government in 2012. This part will be integrated into [...]

October 19th, 2020|Greek Business File|
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