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Athens and Istanbul: Bridges of peace

September 21st, 2021|Online news / Blog|

The mayors of Athens and Istanbul, Kostas Bakoyannis and Ekrem Imamoglu, in statements after their meeting at the Athens City Hall on Tuesday, expressed their belief that the two cities can build bridges of peace and work together to solve their problems, as well as those that go beyond the borders of the two countries. Bakoyannis stressed that "problems are solved from the bottom up. People create them and people solve them. Even if they are created by governments or [...]

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

September 18th, 2021|Greek Business File|

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 [...]

THESSALONIKI HELEXPO FORUM 2021: Δημιουργώντας την Επόμενη Μέρα

September 14th, 2021|Economia as Sponsor|

Το φόρουμ με τίτλο «Δημιουργώντας την Επόμενη Μέρα», αποτελεί τη θεσμοθετημένη πλατφόρμα διαλόγου για όλα τα μεγάλα αναπτυξιακά και οικονομικά ζητήματα της χώρας. Θα φιλοξενήσει για 2η συνεχή χρονιά την πολιτική και επιχειρηματική ηγεσία του τόπου, θίγοντας όλα τα κρίσιμα θέματα που έχουν αναδειχτεί μέσα στην πανδημία, στο Συνεδριακό Κέντρο «Ι. ΒΕΛΛΙΔΗΣ». Στο πλαίσιο του φόρουμ ο  Όμιλος Economia  και η ΔΕΘ-HELEXPO συνδιοργανώνουν την Τετάρτη 15 Σεπτεμβρίου στις 18.00 στο Ζάππειο Μέγαρο τη συζήτηση: Δημιουργώντας την Ελλάδα της επόμενης μέρας Ομιλητές: Αναστάσιος Τζήκας, Πρόεδρος – ΔΕΘ HELEXPO Α.Ε. Στέλιος Ράμφος, Φιλόσοφος – Συγγραφέας [...]

Greek manufacturing: Did it ever stand a chance?

September 6th, 2021|Business File Archive|

The October 1996 issue of Industrial Review is dedicated to Greek manufacturing. Under the title “From smokestack to software”, the issue hosts a detailed survey on the many challenges Greek manufacturing was facing in the wake of the new world economic order of the 1980’s and 1990’s. • George Alogoskoufis, then professor of the Athens Economic University and later minister of Finances (2004-2009) writes about the lack of competitiveness and the policies of nationalization of ailing companies. • Antonis Krontiras, [...]

A new chapter in Greek-African relations or a flash in the pan?

September 2nd, 2021|Diaspora|

by George Philipas When Minister of Foreign Affairs Nikos Dendias heralded a new chapter in relations between Africa and Greece to a gathered host of African ambassadors for Africa Day to mark the establishment of the African Union late last month, it hardly made waves. Statements of good intention towards the oft-neglected continent are nothing new. But a flurry of recent diplomatic activity, including a new diplomatic mission in Dakar, Senegal and the announcement that Greece will contribute to the [...]

Thessaloniki will host two major international events: ECC and IAML

August 20th, 2021|Events|

Thessaloniki has been chosen to host two major international events in the coming years. The first is the European Control Conference (ECC) in June 2025. The European Control Conference (ECC) aims to bring together academic and industrial professionals in the field of systems and control, and to promote scientific cooperation and exchanges within the European Union and between Europe and other parts of the World. Since 2013, it has been held annually under the auspices of the European Control Association [...]