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Greece asks for full suspension of the EC-Turkey Customs Union

Greece is asking for a full suspension of the customs union between EU and Turkey. The letter was send by the Greek Minister of Foreign Affairs, Nikos Dendias, to the European Commission’s enlargement chief, Oliver Varhelyi. A copy of the letter has also been send to the EC Vice Presindent, Valdis Dombrovskis. In the letter, N. Dendias states that the Commission should consider the full suspension of the customs union “as a message of disapproval for Turkey’s ongoing illegal behavior” against the European Union. He also notes that Turkey continues to “unilaterally [...]

21 Οκτωβρίου, 2020|Greek Business File|

GREEKS ARE BACK: The forces of Hellenism are called up again

On October 21, Greek senior executives of large multinational companies from various parts of the world will gather in Athens. The first Conference of the “GREEKS ARE BACK” initiative will take place. “GREEKS ARE BACK” seeks to revive history. Just like Greeks abroad had a strong presence in the struggle for Greek independence, 200 years ago, Greeks living and working abroad are called up. This time for a different but still crucial cause: making the country an attractive destination for [...]

Taking advantage of strange capitalism

Greek Business File, September-October 2020, No 127 Comment by Nick Papandreou Taking advantage of strange capitalism Even the most isolated human on the planet knows we are living in unusual times. What seems surprising is the incredible robustness of the stock market and the continued growth of the indices. The US market grew by billions since late March, and many investors are swimmingly happy. Tesla stock prices have surged 400% so far this year. Investors are buying shares even in [...]

19 Οκτωβρίου, 2020|Greek Business File|

To hold and to keep away: Greece builds new fence on border with Turkey

40 kilometers long, five meters high, made of steel and barbed wire, equipped with eight observatories. Construction of the new fence on the Greek northeastern border with Turkey, in the Evros Prefecture, has begun. It is expected to be completed by April, 2021. Greece is reinforcing border control along the Evros river to halt huge waves of migrants and refugees entering the country. The first part of the fence in Evros, a 12,5 kilometer construction was build by the previous [...]

19 Οκτωβρίου, 2020|Greek Business File|

HRADF: Four for the Alexandroupolis Port

The Hellenic Republic Asset Development Fund (HRADF) announces that four Interested Parties have submitted an Expression of Interest for the acquisition of a majority stake of at least 67% of the “Alexandroupolis Port Authority” (OLA S.A.). Expressions of Interest were submitted by the following Interested Parties (in alphabetical order): 1) Cosnsortium composed of the companies CAMERON S.A- GOLDAIR CARGO AE- BOLLORE AFRICA LOGISTICS 2) Consortium INTERNATIONAL PORT INVESTMENTS ALEXANDROUPOLIS, composed of the companies BLACK SUMMIT FINANCIAL GROUP – EUROPORTS-EFA GROUP και ΓΕΚ [...]

18 Οκτωβρίου, 2020|Greek Business File|

PromethEUs: The Southern European voice on the EU digital revolution

PromethEUs – a new network of four Southern European think tanks – marked its debut on the EU stage hosting yesterday its first Digital Conference, entitled “A new framework for Europe’s digital rules. Leading the path towards AI and digital services revolution”. As the European Commission is preparing to put on the table in the coming months two of the main legislative packages of the current institutional cycle – the Artificial Intelligence legislative framework and the Digital Services Act – [...]

15 Οκτωβρίου, 2020|Greek Business File|

Agribusiness Forum 2020: Celebrating food in the COVID-19 era

How is the Minister of Tourism relevant to an Agribusiness Forum, dedicated to advancing knowledge digital transformation of the agrifood value chain? In a very ambitious manner, apparently. Hit by the coronavirus crisis, that took down its once undisputed economic might, Greece is looking for ways to revive its tourism industry. Agritourism could be an answer, according to the Greek Minister of Tourism. Harris Theoharris took part in the AgriBusiness Forum 2020. He presented a new plan to diversify the tourist [...]

14 Οκτωβρίου, 2020|Greek Business File|

Renewable hydrogen, electrolysers, electrolysis, fuel cells, metal hybrid tanks… All Greek to you?

Greek Business File, September-October 2020, No 127 by Symela Touchtidou Renewable hydrogen, electrolysers, electrolysis, fuel cells, metal hybrid tanks… All Greek to you? Probably. Yet these terms will soon become part of the mainstream Green Energy agenda A few years ago, just a handful of “heretics” would advocate the idea of renewable hydrogen as a promising “green energy solution”. Now, the European Union is stepping up and places hydrogen in the heart of its “green mix” to fight climate change. [...]

13 Οκτωβρίου, 2020|Greek Business File|
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