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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|

The future of Modern Greek Studies

“Greek Studies Now: A Cultural Analysis Network” sprang in 2019 from a partnership between two vibrant research communities working on the culture of Modern Greece and South Europe in the universities of Oxford and Amsterdam. It was initiated by professors Dimitris Papanikolaou and Maria Boletsi together with the newly made website greekstudiesnow.org which seems to be a promising achievement Maria Boletsi is Endowed Professor of Modern Greek Studies at the University of Amsterdam (Marilena Laskaridou Chair) and assistant professor in Film and Comparative Literature [...]

22 Ιουλίου, 2021|Greek Business File|

Shipping and Energy: two converging worlds?

Greece is a country where shipping has always played a central role since ancient times due to the dominance of the Greek language and the renowned seamanship of its people. In recent years, international shipping has been faced with increasing challenges on the energy front, starting from the IMO-mandated reductions in greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions for 2030 and going towards carbon-neutral situation as soon as possible after 2050. The goal is to satisfy the Paris Agreement concerning the acceptable upper [...]

19 Ιουλίου, 2021|Greek Business File|

MAKVEL: The science of making great pasta

by Vicky Kaliakou Εverybody likes pasta: delicious, easy to cook, healthy, inexpensive and long-term storage product. According to the International Pasta Organisation, in 2019 worldwide consumption was at 16.5 million tonnes, up from 7 million in 1999. The pandemic gave an even bigger boost to this trend. Greece is the 4th biggest pasta consumer in the world with 11.4kg per capita per year, following world champion Italy with 23.1kg, Tunisia 17kg and Venezuela 12kg. Not surprised? Check this out: in 2019 [...]

11 Ιουλίου, 2021|Greek Business File|

Marina Lambraki – Plaka: “Be realist, look for the impossible”

She is in charge of the National Art Gallery for almost 30 years. She has tirelessly worked for the expansion of the Gallery, the renovation of its building, to bring art closer to the people. Under her leadership, the Gallery has known unprecedentedly successful exhibitions such as “From Theotokopoulos to Cézanne”, “El Greco, identity and transformation”, “The Light of Apollo, Italian Renaissance and Greece”, “Athens-Munich”, “Athens-Paris”, to mention just a few. Marina Lambraki – Plaka is the “beating heart” of the National [...]

2 Ιουλίου, 2021|Greek Business File|

Getting away with murder? The new Greek penal code

Recently the Europarliamentarian Yannis Lagos was stripped of his political asylum and sent to Greek jail. Last year he had been tried and found guilty –along with many others– for running “a criminal organization”, namely the extreme right-wing Golden Dawn party… However, at present and as the law stands, Yannis Lagos does not lose his seat in the Europarliament. Nor does he lose his monthly salary. If he could travel, he would still be able to vote. For this ridiculous [...]

27 Ιουνίου, 2021|Greek Business File|
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