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The Erdogan – Mitsotakis routine: it takes two to tango, but also to brawl

September 26th, 2022|Online news / Blog|

The Erdogan – Mitsotakis routine: it takes two to tango, but also to brawl by Antonis D. Papagiannidis The 77th UN Assembly General (September 20-26, in New York) was the venue for quite peculiar an interaction between Turkish President Erdogan and Greek Prime Minister Mitsotakis. Already, the bets are on over what kind of climate will prevail until the two are present at the launch/full-dress rehearsal of the – little commented, so far – European Political Community, proposed by Emmanuel [...]

The end of the ride

September 30th, 2022|Greek Business File|

Greece’s real estate prices rose once again during the first quarter of 2022. But industry experts say this might be “the end of the ride,” since reduced international interest, coupled with prices getting out of reach for the locals, signal a downturn in trades   July-August 2022 Greek Business File, Issue No 138 Real Estate by Dimitrios Pefanis According to the Bank of Greece, house prices rose by 8.6% on average during the first quarter of 2022 on an annual [...]

A New Greece Emerges- 5th InvestGR Forum

June 30th, 2022|Economia as Sponsor|

The 5th InvestGR Forum 2022: A New Greece Emerges will take place on June 13, at the Grand Hyatt Athens. According to the draft program: - the 1 st panel will discuss the “EY Attractiveness Survey” with panelists Adonis Georgiadis, Minister of Development & Investments, Ioannis Smirlis, Secretary General for International Economic Affairs , Nikos Nezeritis , Head of Structured Finance Division of ALPHA BANK, Panos Papazoglou, EY Managing Partner in Greece and Lili Zigoslu, Managing Director of JTI Greece, [...]

Greece is a small market of just 10 mn customers. Many business sectors are mature or soon will be

August 16th, 2022|Business File Archive|

“Greece is a small market of just 10 mn customers. Many business sectors are mature or soon will be. But in today’s global economy, a company which statistically confines itself to satisfy only local demand, will soon find itself pray to competition from multinationals which with new technology and economies of scale, are able to undercut them even in their home market”. The September – October 1998 issue of Greek Business File hosts a Special Survey on Greek  Outward Investments [...]

Eugene Eugenides: The cosmopolitan benefactor

June 19th, 2022|Diaspora|

by George Vailakis He was a successful ship-owner and businessman, a resourceful timber merchant, agent and owner of international shipping lines and a citizen of the world, with his activities scattered across the globe. And he always was versatile, imaginative and pioneering. Above all, however, he had a rare ability: to see clearly the opportunities in all sorts of adversities. And whenever all hinted at the end, he simply believed that the conditions were right for a new beginning full [...]