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Words, words, words

October 19th, 2020|Economia Blog / Articles|

Words, words, words by Antonis D. Papagiannidis The EU-27 Summit of last week, largely devoted to the avoidance of a no-deal Brexit, was persuaded by Greece (and Cyprus) to take note of the increased disruption caused by Turkey in the Eastern Mediterranean. Where, notwithstanding the calls of the earlier, October 1/2 Summit for Turkey to join in “confidence-building steps with Greece” and “abstain from unilateral actions which run counter to the EU interests and violate sovereign rights of EU Member [...]

YES to Shipping Forum 2020

October 16th, 2020|Economia as Sponsor|

YES to Shipping Forum 2020 YES to Shipping Forum 2020 will be part of Posidonia Web Forums Week through YES FORUM Facebook page  on Thursday 29th October 2020, from 18.00 to 21.00 hrs, in Greek language. Young people studying, willing to pursue a career or already working in shipping / travelling onboard, distinguished executives from the whole spectrum of the maritime cluster, prestigious academics, representatives of Μinistries, Μerchant Μarine Academies and Shipping Organisations will be there to exchange their views [...]

To neutralise populism, give people more control

October 7th, 2020|The Economist-Open Future|

To neutralise populism, give people more control Providing individuals with greater agency can improve our politics, say Robin Varghese and Sarah Pray of the Open Society Foundations   This is a by-invitation commentary as part of The Economist’s Open Future initiative, to spur a global conversation across the ideological spectrum on individual rights, markets and technology. * * * THE CURRENT wave of populism is often explained as a reaction against globalisation. The economic losers, the argument goes, have not [...]

Expand the private sector, support sustainable infrastructure, enhance the financial sector: EBRD ‘s new goals for Greece.

October 23rd, 2020|Business File Archive|

The Board of Directors of the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) has approved a new strategy for Greece, which will guide the Bank’s investment and policy engagement in the country during the next five years. The EBRD’s work will include measures in response to the ongoing coronavirus crisis and efforts to support economic recovery. In the period to 2025, the EBRD’s operational and strategic priorities in Greece will be based on the following three pillars: strengthening competitiveness by facilitating the [...]

Troubled waters. Can the Greek Merchant Marine react symbolically to Turkish revisionism?

October 23rd, 2020|Greek Business File|

Greek Business File, September-October 2020, No 127 Geopolitics by George Prevelakis   Troubled waters. Can the Greek Merchant Marine react symbolically to Turkish revisionism? Greece has gone through a severe economic crisis during the 2010s. Currently, apart from the Covid-19 challenge, Greece faces a serious threat by her neighbouring Turkey who employs various means and ways to claim a share of the Greek maritime space.   Can the Greek presence abroad, the Diaspora and the Merchant Marine, be of assistance [...]

Banks’ mergers & profitability: the case of Greece

September 24th, 2020|Book Presentation|

Banks’ mergers & acquisitions influence on the Greek banks’ profitability during the recent economic crisis     The strong global 2007 financial crisis led to a relevant crisis, three years later, in Greece that included restructuring of the Hellenic economic and financial sectors, such as the 2012 and 2013 bank mergers and acquisitions. Nowadays, only four systemic banks operate, along with a non-systemic commercial bank, some cooperative banks and a few foreign bank branches. The analysis sheds light on the [...]