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HRADF: Four for the Alexandroupolis Port

The Hellenic Republic Asset Development Fund (HRADF) announces that four Interested Parties have submitted an Expression of Interest for the acquisition of a majority stake of at least 67% of the “Alexandroupolis Port Authority” (OLA S.A.). Expressions of Interest were submitted by the following Interested Parties (in alphabetical order): 1) Cosnsortium composed of the companies CAMERON S.A- GOLDAIR CARGO AE- BOLLORE AFRICA LOGISTICS 2) Consortium INTERNATIONAL PORT INVESTMENTS ALEXANDROUPOLIS, composed of the companies BLACK SUMMIT FINANCIAL GROUP - EUROPORTS-EFA GROUP [...]

October 18th, 2020|Greek Business File|

PromethEUs: The Southern European voice on the EU digital revolution

PromethEUs - a new network of four Southern European think tanks – marked its debut on the EU stage hosting yesterday its first Digital Conference, entitled “A new framework for Europe’s digital rules. Leading the path towards AI and digital services revolution”. As the European Commission is preparing to put on the table in the coming months two of the main legislative packages of the current institutional cycle – the Artificial Intelligence legislative framework and the Digital Services Act – [...]

October 15th, 2020|Greek Business File|

Agribusiness Forum 2020: Celebrating food in the COVID-19 era

How is the Minister of Tourism relevant to an Agribusiness Forum, dedicated to advancing knowledge digital transformation of the agrifood value chain? In a very ambitious manner, apparently. Hit by the coronavirus crisis, that took down its once undisputed economic might, Greece is looking for ways to revive its tourism industry. Agritourism could be an answer, according to the Greek Minister of Tourism. Harris Theoharris took part in the AgriBusiness Forum 2020. He presented a new plan to diversify the tourist product Greece offers. At its core, there is [...]

October 14th, 2020|Greek Business File|

Renewable hydrogen, electrolysers, electrolysis, fuel cells, metal hybrid tanks… All Greek to you?

Greek Business File, September-October 2020, No 127 by Symela Touchtidou Renewable hydrogen, electrolysers, electrolysis, fuel cells, metal hybrid tanks… All Greek to you? Probably. Yet these terms will soon become part of the mainstream Green Energy agenda   A few years ago, just a handful of “heretics” would advocate the idea of renewable hydrogen as a promising “green energy solution”. Now, the European Union is stepping up and places hydrogen in the heart of its “green mix” to fight climate [...]

October 13th, 2020|Greek Business File|

Ideas, like flowers, do not flourish on their own

Greek Business File, September-October 2020, No 127 by Symela Touchtidou   Ideas, like flowers, do not flourish on their own Cisco chose to create its next International Innovation Center in the city of Thessaloniki   Paris, Berlin, Dubai, Tokyo, Toronto, Singapore… A total of 15 strategically located cities across the world. And the next stop is Thessaloniki. Cisco S.A., the American technology giant that provides products and services for Networking, Wireless, Mobility and Security, chose to create its next International [...]

October 7th, 2020|Greek Business File|

Building the infrastructure for mega-projects

Greek Business File, September-October 2020, No 127 by Nikos Efthymiadis   Building the infrastructure for mega-projects Thess INTEC is a 4th generation science & technology park, bringing together academia, research, high-tech industries, facilities and geopolitical location. It is the first large-scale science and technology infrastructure in Greece, and interest from international investors is already growing. It has already attracted more than 70 existing successful businesses and 17 academic research units to cooperate in 6 innovative mega projects. Business File asked [...]

October 1st, 2020|Greek Business File|

Resilience breeds optimism

Greek Business File, September-October 2020, No 127 by Alexandra C. Vovolini     Resilience breeds optimism   The new season is at hand, and everyone is on the lookout for positive signs ahead; but to be honest with oneself, no easy optimism is in sight. In several fronts and on multiple levels, the best one can hope is for the efforts that are expended to bear fruit – for efforts will be needed   For one, the Greek economy is [...]

September 28th, 2020|Greek Business File|

Greece and the K-shaped Recovery

Greek Business File, September-October 2020, No 127 COMMENT by Anthony Kefalas   Greece and the K-shaped Recovery   The Greek economy is entering the autumn of 2020, weakened by the ten-year old crisis of 2010-2020, hobbled by the coronavirus, and threatened by Turkish irredentism. Heavily dependent on tourism and, generally, on human contact activities, the economy is likely to suffer more than other European ones, which rely on a relatively large industrial base and technologically advanced activities.    Two significant statistical [...]

September 21st, 2020|Greek Business File|
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