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Greece faces Turkish aggression but also international aloofness: the need for public diplomacy

October 3rd, 2022|Online news / Blog|

Greece faces Turkish aggression but also international aloofness: the need for public diplomacy by Antonis D. Papagiannidis The Greek-Turkish dispute has taken an unpleasant turn within the last days. Although openings for some sort of de-escalation remain present – the Prague meetings over the European Political Community offer the chance of an Erdogan-Mitsotakis face-to-face which would be far more productive than any NATO de-confliction routine… - tensions over the Aegean are getting out of hand. Ankara has somehow kidnapped the [...]

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 [...]

The 21st Navigator Forum 2022 in the heart of Greek Seamanship

October 3rd, 2022|Economia as Sponsor|

The 21st Navigator Forum 2022 in the heart of Greek Seamanship   The “21st NAVIGATOR 2022 – THE SHIPPING DECISION MAKERS FORUM”, held from 23 to 25 September 2022, was organized with great success by NAVIGATOR SHIPPING CONSULTANTS and the Bezantakos family. The Forum took place in Chios and Oinousses Islands, Eastern Aegean, Greece. Both Islands are the birthplace of many Greek shipowners who manage almost 10% of the world's merchant fleet. More than 250 prominent executives from Shipping Companies, [...]

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 [...]