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In the times of Delta and Omicron variants, Greece risks stumbling

November 29th, 2021|Online news / Blog|

In the times of Delta and Omicron variants, Greece risks stumbling by Antonis D. Papagiannidis For modern Greeks, the use of Ancient Greek alphabet letters in – say – astronomy (Alpha Centauri/aCen is a gravitationally bound star system, Beta Cygni/bCyg is double-star Albireo), physics (gamma rays) medicine (delta waves in EEG) may well sound a matter of praise if not of pride. When it comes to Covid variants /mutations, though, things are far more hazardous, or at least unpleasant: variants [...]

The new employment landscape: Green jobs and occupations

November 8th, 2021|Greek Business File|

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 [...]

Slide2Open Shipping Finance 2022 Phygital Conference Experience

November 16th, 2021|Economia as Sponsor|

Euphoria in the Shipping World Is it for real? Slide2Open Shipping Finance 2022 Phygital Conference Experience     What a difference a year makes! Compared to our previous conference, most markets have taken off with unprecedented ferocity. But is this going to be one more shipping boom and bust cycle or are we about to witness different dynamics? Can Euphoria be for Real this time? Could the environmental considerations and uncertainties prevailing be a blessing in disguise and keep the [...]

Looking for the Balance

October 25th, 2021|Business File Archive|

The 23rd issue of Industrial Review, in March 1997, deals with the “chronic problem” of Greece’s trade deficit. In its editorial we read:   “The merchandise trade deficit is partly offset by exports of invisibles- earnings from tourism, shipping and remittances from emigrants- but these are cyclical and prey to exogenous factors.”   With the exception of “remittances from emigrants” the rest sound worryingly contemporary.   Worryingly contemporary sounds, also, the following conclusion:   “Greek farmers, industrialists and members of [...]

First-hand accounts from the Greek community in Libya

October 30th, 2021|Diaspora|

by George Philipas For a handful of Greeks now left in a country that once boasted some three or four thousand back in the 1970s, the re-opening of the embassy in Tripoli in April 2021 and the Consulate in Benghazi in July was a seemingly subdued affair. It delivered the intended message but one that could barely mask the mountain that Greece would have to climb to re-discover historically close ties that it had last enjoyed in the heyday of [...]

Hellenic Tank Challenge 2021

November 2nd, 2021|Events|

The Hellenic Tank Challenge 2021, a competition between armed forces from Greece and the United States, took off on November, 1. The Hellenic Tank Challenge 2021 is a training exercise designed to give participating nations a dynamic, productive and fun environment in which to foster military partnerships, form soldier-level relationships, and share tactics, techniques and procedures. This year’s exercise between Greece and the United Statesvtakes place in Xanthi, Northern Greece and will enhance tactical and operational interoperability between the two [...]