The November/December 2021 issue of Greek Business File is out
For years the Greek real estate market suffered the effects of the Greek debt crisis. The tide has turned, though.
The Wall of Money that has poured into the European real estate market has reached Greece.
This issue of Greek Business File looks into the “resurrection” of Greek properties, the “hottest” areas for investment, the landscape in the house/office/ holiday homes market and the latest trends in consturction.
The main interview of this issue comes from the Secretary General for International Economic Affairs at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Ioannis Smyrlis has undertook the challenging task of strengthening Greek economic diplomacy that ranges from digital tools to eliminate administrative barriers to Covid-19 vaccines.
In the Digital Economy section, George Vailakis talks to Konstantinos Pouliakas, the Expert on Skills and Labour Markets at the European Centre for the Development of Vocational Training (CEDEFOP) about the new global employment trends that come with the rise of the gig economy and the current situation of gig economy in Greece.
In the shipping section of the magazine, we present how new technologies and green policies affect the industry.
• Dr. Anna Bredima, Senior Policy Advisor on European Affairs Cyprus Union of Shipowners talks to Katalin Dobranszky-Bartus, Director of Economic and Financial Affairs at European Community Shipowners’ Associations (ECSA) about the EU environmental taxonomy and how it will affect ship financing.
• Antonis Karamalegos analyses how digitalization supports the supply chain but at the same time has opened new vulnerabilities, as increased connectivity via the internet and between servers, Information Technology (IT) systems and Operational Technology (OT) systems all increase the potential of cyber risks, as the largest container shipping company Maersk Line discovered in a severe Not Petya attack in 2017.
• Kerin Hope writes about Cosco’s “works and days” at the Piraeus port and China’s role as a partner, economic competitor and systemic rival.
In the Sustainability section, Nabil Gangi, deputy regional representative for Europe & Central Asia of the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) writes about the evolution of Farm2Fork and One-Health strategies in agriculture.
Yannis Plexousakis, Director of Greek National Tourism Organization in China explains how the Greek government tries to bring the Chinese tourists back in the country.
In the education section, we present three distinguished Greek universities:
• the Agricultural University of Athens and its innovative Covid-19 biosensor that won the second place in the finals of the prestigious IDEA Incubator Competition- the first time in the history of the highly competitive contest that a non-US-based team is among the winners.
• the Athens University of Economics and Business is one of the most extrovert tertiary institution in Greece and aspires to be a European education hub
• the Democritus Racing Team of the Democritus University of Thrace that has build the first race car in Greece and prepares its next electric model.
In the November/December issue of Greek Business Planet we also read about:
• the champions of Greek exports
• KONVA SA (the company behind the brands “Trata” and “Flokos”), one of the most advanced seafood processing industries in the European Union
• the global energy crisis
• the Thalia Potamianos Annual Lectures Series by the Gennadius Library of the American School of Classical Studies at Athens financed by Phokion Potamianos, an Overseer of the Gennadius Library
• Efthymios Kechagias, the quintessential banker and minister of Finances
Finally, in our opinion columns:
• Antonis Papagiannidis writes about “Rolling with the waves”
• Antony Kefalas wonders whether “The real estate drive Greek growth once again?”
• Nick Papandreou argues about “Who and why are there anti-vaxxers “
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