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The Aristotle University presents the first Greek Enlgish- taught bachelor’s in Medicine

by Vicky Kaliakou The new English-taught undergraduate program of the Medical School at the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki (AUTH), has exceeded expectations so far. 1,200 candidates applied for just 60 places, which translates to a 5% acceptance rate. AUTH can pride itself on being very selective like some of the world’s top universities. For example, Harvard University has a 5% acceptance rate, Stanford University 4%, Yale University 6% and MIT 7% ( Sixty students from Australia, the USA, China, Vietnam, India, the UK, Germany, the Netherlands, [...]

12 Οκτωβρίου, 2021|Greek Business File|

The new family law in Greece: Joint custody cannot be imposed by law

by Marina Farmakidis-Markou, lawyer at Diotima Center* Marina Farmakidis-Markou To begin with, it is worth stating that parental responsibility could be entrusted by the court to both parents jointly also under the previous family law provisions, provided that parents were in agreement. On the contrary, the new family law number 4800/2021, by establishing joint and equal custody and by giving greater visitation rights to the non-custodian parent in a separation, allocating him or her one third of all available time, stipulates these arrangements as [...]

18 Σεπτεμβρίου, 2021|Greek Business File|

Greece opposes the new EU Nutri-score food labelling system View Larger Image

by Dr. Giorgos Konstantopoulos president of the Greek Exporters Association (SEVE)  SEVE, the Greek Exporters’ Association, expressed its opposition to the new system of frontal nutritional labelling of Nutri-score for food products promoted at EU level. The Nutri-score nutritional labelling system is part of a proposal regarding the revision of EU rules on the information provided to consumers, which is part of EU’s Farm to Fork Strategy. This policy aims to provide better labelling information in order to help consumers make healthier and [...]

12 Σεπτεμβρίου, 2021|Greek Business File|

Family Law: A new legal framework for joint parental care after divorce

by Kostas Tsiaras, Minister of Justice In tune with the tried and tested model of joint parental care after divorce in most European countries, the law by the Hellenic Ministry of Justice on parent-child relations creates a realistic basis for arrangements between parents for the care and welfare of their children after the dissolution of their married life, except in cases of domestic violence. Law 4800/2021, which modifies the framework governing parent-child relations, is the result of extensive consultations with [...]

6 Σεπτεμβρίου, 2021|Greek Business File|

Haralambos Fafalios: The Covid era heroes of the shipping industry

The Covid-19 pandemic should have highlighted the importance of the people that make ships and cargoes travel the world, securing global supplies and providing essential commodities – their importance is frequently unappreciated and underestimated. In the preface to its 2020–2021 annual report, the Greek Shipping Co-Operation Committee (GSCC) slammed governments and regulators for failing to recognize the key role seafarers and shipping staff play. Haralambos Fafalios, Fafalios Ltd, Chairman of the Greek Shipping Co-Operation Committee (GSCC) Chairman of [...]

30 Αυγούστου, 2021|Greek Business File|

Thessaloniki: Israelis come back for business

by Vicky Kaliakou Thessaloniki –once called “the Flower of the Balkans”– has been the only city in Europe with a Jewish population majority. During World War II the ancient and vibrant Jewish community was destroyed by the Nazis and many survivors emigrated to Israel, Poland and the US. The proposed Holocaust Memorial & Human Rights Educational Center Today thousands of tourists from Israel visit “Salonica”. According to the city’s Hotels Association, Israel was the top source country for incoming tourism in 2019 having [...]

23 Αυγούστου, 2021|Greek Business File|

Cultural Routes of Europe: exploring our shared heritage

by Symela Touchtidou, @stouchtidou The Cultural Routes of Europe are an outstanding example of successfully endorsing sustainability into a tourism project. One of the most innovative initiatives by the Council of Europe, Cultural Routes were launched in 1987 to demonstrate how heritage and cultures of different and distant regions of Europe contribute to a shared cultural heritage. Today, the Cultural Routes encourage European citizens to re-explore their heritage. While some routes highlight arts, architecture, history and the shared cultural heritage, [...]

18 Αυγούστου, 2021|Greek Business File|

Femicide: a pandemic

by Nick Papandreou A recent outbreak of men killing their wives or girlfriends in Greece has brought to the fore the issue of violence against women. Although the press is generally accurate in its presentation of the facts, in some cases major news outlets seem to perpetuate the very stereotypes we are supposed to fight. Just see the chauvinistic nature of cultural terms used to describe the murders. About the most recent killing in late July of a young girl by [...]

12 Αυγούστου, 2021|Greek Business File|
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