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From Euro-Atlantic to Indo-Pacific, from pivots to pendulum movements

May 23rd, 2022|Online news / Blog|

From Euro-Atlantic to Indo-Pacific, from pivots to pendulum movements by Antonis D. Papagiannidis In the West, say in the North-American/Atlantic/European area, rallying together under US leadership gains strength with the extension of NATO to Finland and Sweden: Putin’s Russia and the ongoing aggression against the Ukraine offers the ideal motivation for such rallying, the tool of sanctions against Russia and support to Ukraine allow for an arm’s-length engagement. In the East, in the newly-coined area of the Indo-Pacific, things are [...]

Marina Tower of Ellinikon: “One of the greenest high-rise buildings in the world”

May 22nd, 2022|Greek Business File|

Interview by Antoinette Nassopoulos-Erickson, Senior Partner at Foster + Partners to Symela Touchtidou Foster + Partners have taken up construction of the Marina Residential Tower at the Ellinikon, the urban regeneration project on the Athenian Riviera. Construction will begin in 2022 and it is expected to be completed in 2025. Right at the heart of the Ellinikon masterplan site, in the Agios Kosmas marina area, the Marina Residential Tower is expected to become one of Ellinikon’s architectural landmarks, the tallest [...]

Simeon P. Palios awarded for his outstanding contribution to Greek shipping

May 5th, 2022|Economia as Sponsor|

This year's Capital Link Greek Shipping Leadership Award was awarded to Mr. Simeon P. Palios of Diana Shipping, in recognition and honor to his outstanding contribution to the shipping Industry. The keynote address of the ceremony was delivered by Minister of Shipping, Ioannis Plakiotakis. Simeon P. Palios has served as the Chairman of the Board of Directors of Diana Shipping Inc. since February 21, 2005 and as a Director since March 9, 1999, and served as the Company's Chief Executive [...]

“Currents in Greek Shipping”

May 17th, 2022|Business File Archive|

“Greek shipping is at a crux. There has been a prolonged slump in freight rates. The Greek fleet is aging. There is a plethora of new international standards legislation which between now and the turn of the century is going to force the scrapping of many older ships, particularly tankers. Owners are aware of the need to refurbish and renew their fleets”. This is what Robert McDonald wrote in the editorial of the May 1994 issue of Industrial Review, entitled [...]

The Ionian Academy, Lord Frederick North and the Rothschild Foundation

May 17th, 2022|Diaspora|

The portrait of Lord Frederick North, 5th Earl of Guilford (1766-1827) and the degree awarded to him by the University of Oxford in 1819, as part of the honoured person’s efforts to establish and organise the Ionian Academy, now adorn the Ionian University. The items were donated by the President of the Rothschild Foundation, Lord Jacob Rothschild, and the President of the Corfu Heritage Foundation, Count Spiro Flamburiari. Lord Rothschild and Count Flamburiari at the Corfu Reading Society on [...]