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Getting away with murder? The new Greek penal code

Recently the Europarliamentarian Yannis Lagos was stripped of his political asylum and sent to Greek jail. Last year he had been tried and found guilty –along with many others– for running “a criminal organization”, namely the extreme right-wing Golden Dawn party… However, at present and as the law stands, Yannis Lagos does not lose his seat in the Europarliament. Nor does he lose his monthly salary. If he could travel, he would still be able to vote. For this ridiculous [...]

June 27th, 2021|Greek Business File|

Kostas Fragogiannis: Invest in Greece, reach Europe

In an interview to George Vailakis, Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs for Economic Diplomacy Kostas Fragogiannis describes the methods to attract foreign investments in Greece, the big projects in place, the ones in the pipeline and the partnerships of the Greek state with the knowledge-intensive Greek communities of the Diaspora Why do big companies want to invest in a country like Greece? What are the most important conditions investors look for? Some companies might want to invest in Greece to gain [...]

June 19th, 2021|Greek Business File|

Dimitrios Fafalios: Seafarers are key workers and must be protected

Some 90% of all goods traded globally travel by ship. On the frontline of the Covid-19 pandemic, thousands of seafarers were trapped on board for months. They provide a valuable service to national economies, yet they are poorly protected. Dimitrios Fafalios, Chairman of the International Association of Dry Cargo Shipowners (Intercargo) describes as “extremely disappointing” the vaccination programme for seafarers in an interview to Antonis Karamalegkos. What do you think about the ongoing vaccination programme for seafarers? In two words, [...]

June 11th, 2021|Greek Business File|

The May/ June 2021 issue of Greek Business File is out

Shipping, Greece’s powerhouse, is asked to change course for the sake of its people and the planet. The May/ June 2021 issue of Greek Business File (GBF) looks into the new landscape created in the post pandemic era and by the new environmental rules. • Dimitrios Fafalios, chairman of the International Association of Dry Cargo Shipowners (Intercargo), talks about the “exremely disappointing” vaccination program for seafarers, the consequences of the Covid-19 crisis on the dry bulk market, the IMO2020 regulations [...]

June 9th, 2021|Greek Business File|

Crayfish of Lake Polyfytos: It’s all about good taste!

by Symela Touchtidou Subtle taste – a rare delicacy from an unexpected place. Western Macedonia, located in northwestern Greece, is the only landlocked Region of the country. It is mainly known for its coal industry and secondly for its agricultural products. Lately, though, another industry is emerging: the freshwater fishing industry. Lake Polyfytos Created for electricity production, meant to outlive it. In its core, the Polyfytos artificial reservoir. It is a funny turnout of fate. Lake Polyfytos is an artificial [...]

May 27th, 2021|Greek Business File|

The royal palace of Tatoi as national heritage

It is undoubtedly an ambitious plan. The intervention expected to take place in the former royal estate in Tatoi has one main goal: the promotion of the summer palace of Tatoi as a whole, while highlighting its historical identity. The plan is apparently proceeding without any delay. In the following years, the former royal Tatoi estate will gradually turn into an impressive natural and cultural hub, with various facilities for different activities, including a luxury hotel, cafés, restaurants, sports and [...]

May 18th, 2021|Greek Business File|

SKY express: Going international

SKY express, part of the IOGR Group, has been operating as a domestic airline since 2005. From the day of its founding, the company has showcased a steadily upward course, which makes it the fastest-growing airline in Greece, as well as one of the fastest-growing carriers in Europe. Its mainly owned fleet (10 ATR 42, ATR 72, 6 Airbus A320neo) covers 39 destinations throughout Greece, including public service operation routes (PSO), as well as international destinations (Larnaca, Brussels), effective from [...]

May 10th, 2021|Greek Business File|

Debt and the myth of rational expectations

by Anthony Kefalas The pandemic has exposed the long-simmering problems of casino capitalism: the neglect of public investment, the disinvestment in the welfare state, the rise of oligopolistic structures, the upending of the notion of value creation in favor of value extraction. Most of all it has highlighted the huge rise in inequality – of all sorts and across economic lines and social structures. The list goes on. Central banks have lost power as finance ministries have taken over the [...]

May 7th, 2021|Greek Business File|
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