Economia Blog

A different ring of fire

A different ring of fire

Antonis D. Papagiannidis 12/03/2018 4
Greece is situated at an interesting but dangerous crossroads – at the faultlines of recurring Balkan unrest; at close range to the Black Sea/Crimea m...
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US Ambassador to Greece meets with head of Hellenic Defence General Staff

US Ambassador to Greece meets with head of Hellenic Defence General Staff

Christian J. Hadjipateras 08/03/2018 15
The US Ambassador to Greece, Geoffrey Pyatt, visited the chief of the Hellenic Defence General Staff (GEETHA) yesterday, according to the Kathimerini....
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Greek state could sell its stake in Hellenic Petroleum

Greek state could sell its stake in Hellenic Petroleum

Christian J. Hadjipateras 07/03/2018 0
The Greek state could sell its 51% stake in Greece’s biggest oil refiner Hellenic Petroleum, according to Reuters. Both government and union officials...
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ELSTAT announces drop in GDP from last year

ELSTAT announces drop in GDP from last year

Christian J. Hadjipateras 06/03/2018 24
The economy performed worse than expected last year. The Hellenic Statistical Authority (ELSTAT) released figures yesterday put the expansion of the c...
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Snippets from the Delphi Economic Forum

Snippets from the Delphi Economic Forum

Antonis D. Papagiannidis 05/03/2018 13
In just the third year of its existence, the Delphi Economic Forum (that increasingly models itself around the WEF) succeeded in giving to an increasi...
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Zeus+Dione: an uplifting example of success in the midst of the crisis

Zeus+Dione: an uplifting example of success in the midst of the crisis

Christian J. Hadjipateras 02/03/2018 19
The government debt crisis officially began nearly a decade ago, although we all know that the decades before that was the catalyst as successive corr...
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FYROM acts on goodwill gestures but refuses to change its constitution as talks continue

FYROM acts on goodwill gestures but refuses to change its constitution as talks continue

Christian J. Hadjipateras 01/03/2018 14
A statue of the Macedon king Alexander the Great has been taken down in Skopje airport. The removal of the statue comes after the FYROM government rec...
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Cabinet reshuffle imminent following resignations

Cabinet reshuffle imminent following resignations

Christian J. Hadjipateras 28/02/2018 10
Greek PM Alexis Tsipras is expected to announce a cabinet reshuffle in the near future after having to deal with two resignations in as many days, acc...
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Economy Minister resigns over scandal that exposes hard-left SYRIZA’s hypocrisy

Economy Minister resigns over scandal that exposes hard-left SYRIZA’s hypocrisy

Christian J. Hadjipateras 27/02/2018 40
The Economy Minister Dimitris Papadimitriou has resigned hours after his wife, Alternate Minister for Social Solidarity Rania Antonopoulou, stepped do...
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Back to the Sea

Back to the Sea

Antonis D. Papagiannidis 26/02/2018 0
An interesting theme for a Greek audience – “Back to the Sea” – was broached over by an equally interesting panel at the Aikaterini Laskaridis Foundat...
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EU urges Greece and FYROM to resolve naming dispute

EU urges Greece and FYROM to resolve naming dispute

Christian J. Hadjipateras 26/02/2018 0
European Commission president, Jean-Claude Juncker, has urged both Greece and FYROM to resolve the long-running naming dispute in order for the latter...
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Tsipras and Merkel to meet at EU summit in Brussels

Tsipras and Merkel to meet at EU summit in Brussels

Christian J. Hadjipateras 23/02/2018 0
Greek PM Alexis Tsipras is due to meet with German chancellor Angela Merkel later today (Friday) at an informal summit of EU leaders in Brussels. The ...
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OTE loses ground in both profits and revenue

OTE loses ground in both profits and revenue

Christian J. Hadjipateras 22/02/2018 0
OTE, Greece’s leading Telecom Company, has announced a drop in both revenue and profits from last year, according to the Kathimerini. It reported a 20...
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Rough waters

Rough waters

Antonis D. Papagiannidis 20/02/2018 0
The rough patch Greece has been through these last days in the Aegean (with the incident involving its coastguard due to a ramming of one of its boats...
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Greece fails to secure release of latest installment from Eurogoup

Greece fails to secure release of latest installment from Eurogoup

Christian J. Hadjipateras 20/02/2018 0
The latest meeting between Greek officials and Eurozone finance ministers ended in deadlock yesterday (Monday) regarding the latest release of bailout...
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FYROM makes renaming of airport and motorway official

FYROM makes renaming of airport and motorway official

Christian J. Hadjipateras 16/02/2018 1
As negotiations continue between Greece and FYROM, aided by the UN, over the ongoing naming dispute, FYROM has made the official decision to rename th...
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