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World Tourism Organization: Sustainability is not a luxury

Interview by Zurab Pololikashvili, Secretary – General of UNWTO to Symela Touchtidou Tourism, one of the most crucial sectors in the fight against climate change, found itself at crossroads, long before the pandemic hit. Its stakeholders (states, entrepreneurs, local communities and tourists themselves) are asked to make a decisive turn: change their ways or face the risk of causing irreversible damage to their beloved destinations. Tourism is one of the fastest growing and most resilient socio-economic sectors of our times. [...]

November 30th, 2021|Greek Business File|

The new employment landscape: Green jobs and occupations

by Dimitris Vergados, Director of Business Issues, Public and Media Communication at SEV Hellenic Federation of Enterprises   The term “climate crisis” has truly pervaded public dialogue recently, as it represents perhaps the most serious long-term threat on a planetary level. The experience of this past summer, with increasingly frequent reports about what is happening at the poles, the unprecedented droughts, fires and floods –and climate instability and environmental degradation in general– is once more ringing the alarm. The need [...]

November 8th, 2021|Greek Business File|

Bringing Artificial Intelligence in the Greek public sector

Interview by Leonidas Christopoulos, Secretary General of Digital Governance and Simplification of Procedures at the Ministry of Digital Governance, to George Vailakis Rarely in Greece a Ministry enjoys wide appreciation of its work, as the ministry of Digital Governance currently does. Under the leadership of Kyriakos Pierrakakis, the ministry has digitized a good part of the public services. Now it sets even more ambitious goals Leonidas Christopoulos, Secretary General of Digital Governance and Simplification of Procedures It would sound [...]

October 25th, 2021|Greek Business File|

Studing archeology in Greece: Living the studies at NKUA

by Symela Touchtidou, @stouchtidou Amidst pandemic crisis, the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens (NKUA) made the decisive step to a new era. It was the first university in Greece to launch a 4-year undergraduate program especially for foreign students, the BA Program in the Archaeology, History, and Literature of Ancient Greece. All its modules are taught in English. In September 2020 it welcomed 28 students from 10 countries around the world. They would have been more, but due to [...]

October 16th, 2021|Greek Business File|

The Aristotle University presents the first Greek Enlgish- taught bachelor’s in Medicine

by Vicky Kaliakou The new English-taught undergraduate program of the Medical School at the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki (AUTH), has exceeded expectations so far. 1,200 candidates applied for just 60 places, which translates to a 5% acceptance rate. AUTH can pride itself on being very selective like some of the world’s top universities. For example, Harvard University has a 5% acceptance rate, Stanford University 4%, Yale University 6% and MIT 7% ( Sixty students from Australia, the USA, China, Vietnam, [...]

October 12th, 2021|Greek Business File|

The extroversion of the Greek Higher Education- Can Greece attract foreign students?

by Symela Touchtidou, @stouchtidou Some say that for Greece, it could be as lucrative as the tourism sector. Others point to the fact that we would be creating “ambassadors” of the country worldwide. In many European countries, tertiary education fueled by foreign students is a driver of growth. Brexit has mobilized European institutions to claim a slice of the now increasingly expensive English-taught education in the United Kingdom Greece has only recently joined the race. The country offers a variety [...]

October 7th, 2021|Greek Business File|

Settling your debts in Greece: the new bankruptcy rules

by Fotis Kourmousis, special secretary for private debt management at the Greek Finance Ministry Ιn Greece, total private debt in 2019, prior to the pandemic, stood at €234 billion, according to official data from the Bank of Greece, the tax authorities and social security institutions. This debt stems from the 10-year financial crisis and includes €91.7 billion (39.3%) in NPLs belonging to banks and servicers, €105.6 billion (45.2%) toward the tax authorities and €36.3 billion (15.5%) toward social security institutions. [...]

September 28th, 2021|Greek Business File|

The new family law in Greece: Joint custody cannot be imposed by law

by Marina Farmakidis-Markou, lawyer at Diotima Center* Marina Farmakidis-Markou To begin with, it is worth stating that parental responsibility could be entrusted by the court to both parents jointly also under the previous family law provisions, provided that parents were in agreement. On the contrary, the new family law number 4800/2021, by establishing joint and equal custody and by giving greater visitation rights to the non-custodian parent in a separation, allocating him or her one third of all [...]

September 18th, 2021|Greek Business File|
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