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How Greek and Turkish public opinion gauges US and Russia – and gets introspective

June 27th, 2022|Online news / Blog|

How Greek and Turkish public opinion gauges US and Russia – and gets introspective by Antonis D. Papagiannidis An interesting experiment is underway with successive waves of opinion surveys conducted simultaneously in Greece and Turkey by polling companies – respectively – MRB and KONDA. It is conducted under the auspices of Greek think tank ELIAMEP/ The Hellenic Foundation for European and Foreign Policy and its Turkish counterpart IPC/Istanbul Policy Center, with the support of diaNEOsis/Research and Policy Institute having just [...]

Advent: With the power of methanol

June 26th, 2022|Greek Business File|

Interview by Dr. Vasilis Gregoriou, Chairman and CEO, Advent Technologies Holdings Inc, Director and Chairman of the Board, National Hellenic Research Foundation (NHRF) to Theodora Iliadi Methanol is a cost-effective alternative fuel characterised by low emissions and is available in more than one hundred ports worldwide. Having significant cost and safety advantages, it can achieve the International Maritime Organisation (IMO) maritime emission reduction targets as it offers a reduction of more than 95% in sulfur oxide (SOx) and particulate emissions [...]

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, [...]

Greek shipping: Emerging from the doldrums?

June 17th, 2022|Business File Archive|

“The Greek merchant marine sector is at a critical juncture. For years it has been largely an offshore venture, virtually tax-free. It has been financed through a combination of the personal wealth of shipowners and high levels of debt offered by banks prepared to accept the risk of lending on vessels in order to secure the other business of these high net worth individuals. In recent years, the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) and the European Commission have [...]

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 [...]

28th Economia Student Competition Awards Ceremony

June 24th, 2022|Events|

by George Vailakis It was a moving ceremony the one with which the 28th Economia Student Competition on "Climate change and energy: The development dimension in the EU and Greece" was completed, on Thursday 23 June. A large number of students from numerous public and private higher education institutions from Greece and abroad participated in the competition with their original works. The General Manager of the Economia Group, Antonis Papagiannidis, who had the role of Special Advisor in the evaluation [...]