Greece raises minimum wage

July 26th, 2021|Online news / Blog|

The minimum wage in Greece will be raised by 2%, Prime minister, Kyriakos Mitsotakis announced at the cabinet, on Monday 26. The move is characterized “symbolic” as “it does cover the needs of the employees” the PM admitted. In Greece, the minimum wage is regulated by law and not through collective bargaining. As of February 2019, the statutory minimum wage and the statutory minimum daily wage for full-time work for all employees and skilled workers throughout Greece, without age discrimination, [...]

Shipping and Energy: two converging worlds?

July 18th, 2021|Greek Business File|

Greece is a country where shipping has always played a central role since ancient times due to the dominance of the Greek language and the renowned seamanship of its people. In recent years, international shipping has been faced with increasing challenges on the energy front, starting from the IMO-mandated reductions in greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions for 2030 and going towards carbon-neutral situation as soon as possible after 2050. The goal is to satisfy the Paris Agreement concerning the acceptable upper [...]

Cyprus Shipping – At the Forefront of Industry Developments

June 24th, 2021|Economia as Sponsor|

PRESS RELEASE   Capital Link 5th Annual Cyprus Shipping Forum “Cyprus Shipping – At the Forefront of Industry Developments Enhancing Competitiveness in a Fast Changing World” Digital Conference   Held with great success on Thursday, June 17, 2021   Video Replays are available here:  http://forums.capitallink.com/shipping/2021cyprus/     NEW YORK, June 23, 2021   The 5th Annual Capital Link Cyprus Shipping Forum was held with great success and participation on Thursday, June 17, 2021 at 11:00am to 5:30pm Limassol time as [...]

25 years ago, “Evolution- Revolution” of the banking sector

June 28th, 2021|Business File Archive|

The cover is titled “Evolution- Revolution” depicting the fundamental changes in the way banks operated in Greece.   From a development and business oriented modus operandi, banks start looking at consumers and “making money out of money” as the issue notes.   The issue hosts interviews of the most prominent figures of the sector at the time:   then Governor of the Bank of Greece, Lukas Papadimos the late chairman of Alpha Credit Bank, Yannis Costopoulos the late Theodore Karatzas, [...]

The future of Modern Greek Studies

July 22nd, 2021|Diaspora|

“Greek Studies Now: A Cultural Analysis Network” sprang in 2019 from a partnership between two vibrant research communities working on the culture of Modern Greece and South Europe in the universities of Oxford and Amsterdam. It was initiated by professors Dimitris Papanikolaou and Maria Boletsi together with the newly made website greekstudiesnow.org which seems to be a promising achievement Maria Boletsi is Endowed Professor of Modern Greek Studies at the University of Amsterdam (Marilena Laskaridou Chair) and assistant professor in Film [...]

Syros International Film Festival returns

June 24th, 2021|Events|

Films from diverse geographic, social, and cultural contexts, workshops, talks, original commissions, audiovisual installations and performances comprise the 9th Syros International Film Festival. It will take place on the island of Syros in July 22-26, 2021 with the support of the Stavros Niarchos Foundation (SNF). From classic masterpieces to contemporary experimental cinema and from Russia to the USA and Europe, SIFF combines various art forms, formats, sounds and cultures in repurposed locations across the island! The edition’s theme “Off Season,” [...]