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World Tourism Organization: Sustainability is not a luxury

Interview by Zurab Pololikashvili, Secretary – General of UNWTO to Symela Touchtidou Tourism, one of the most crucial sectors in the fight against climate change, found itself at crossroads, long before the pandemic hit. Its stakeholders (states, entrepreneurs, local communities and tourists themselves) are asked to make a decisive turn: change their ways or face the risk of causing irreversible damage to their beloved destinations. Tourism is one of the fastest growing and most resilient socio-economic sectors of our times. It [...]

1 Δεκεμβρίου, 2021|Greek Business File|

The new employment landscape: Green jobs and occupations

by Dimitris Vergados, Director of Business Issues, Public and Media Communication at SEV Hellenic Federation of Enterprises   The term “climate crisis” has truly pervaded public dialogue recently, as it represents perhaps the most serious long-term threat on a planetary level. The experience of this past summer, with increasingly frequent reports about what is happening at the poles, the unprecedented droughts, fires and floods –and climate instability and environmental degradation in general– is once more ringing the alarm. The need [...]

9 Νοεμβρίου, 2021|Greek Business File|

Studing archeology in Greece: Living the studies at NKUA

by Symela Touchtidou, @stouchtidou Amidst pandemic crisis, the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens (NKUA) made the decisive step to a new era. It was the first university in Greece to launch a 4-year undergraduate program especially for foreign students, the BA Program in the Archaeology, History, and Literature of Ancient Greece. All its modules are taught in English. In September 2020 it welcomed 28 students from 10 countries around the world. They would have been more, but due to the Covid-related [...]

16 Οκτωβρίου, 2021|Greek Business File|

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% (niche.com). 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|
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