Greece 2018

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Tsipras and Macron lead a new Europe

Diplomacy

Tsipras and Macron lead a new Europe

Alexis Tsipras and Emmanuel Macron agree on the need for a renewed European Union. Together they propose to revive the European renewal project with...

Exporting its way out of the crisis

Economy

Exporting its way out of the crisis

Greek companies eye foreign markets to exit crisis and turn to exports. During the first half of 2017, Greek exports rose 18%.

“Our latest investment will completely convert our factory… for our heated tobacco products”

Industry

“Our latest investment will completely convert our factory… for our heated tobacco products”

Christos Charpantidis

CEO of Papastratos - Philip Morris International

Athens regions sees new push in transport infrastructure

Transport

Athens regions sees new push in transport infrastructure

About 1.2 million passengers use public transport every day in the Athens region. Stasy SA, the company that manages the metro and the tramway, was...

New management speeds up Greece’s smart grid, transmission links

Energy

New management speeds up Greece’s smart grid, transmission links

New stakeholders are turning Greece into a regional electricity transmission hub faster than expected.

Construction companies working to plug €25 billion infrastructure demand

Real Estate & Construction

Construction companies working to plug €25 billion infrastructure demand

EU financing is gradually restarting projects as construction companies eye new opportunities.

Banks: Gradually returning to normal

Finance

Banks: Gradually returning to normal

After the hard years of the crisis, it appears that 2018 will see banks get back on track.

The reform mission easing business in Greece’s capital region

Economy

The reform mission easing business in Greece’s capital region

The government of the Attica region has declared war on red tape by chiseling away at the controversial Kallikratis Plan. It’s a move investors have...

Revive Greece, restore Europe

Economy

Revive Greece, restore Europe

Signs of recovery make a compelling case for easing the Greek debt.

Telecom & IT

Telecom leader turns into ambitious investor

Telecom leader turns into ambitious investor

Greece’s top telecom company is now on an investment spree to ready the nation for a digitized future.

Real Estate & Construction

“New large-scale projects are in the pipeline”

“New large-scale projects are in the pipeline”

Panayotis Papanikolas

Country Manager of Vinci Concessions

Tourism

Tourism

“Greece’s luxury tourism segment is currently under-supplied”

“Greece’s luxury tourism segment is currently under-supplied”

Miltos Kambourides

Founder and Managing Partner of Dolphin Capital Partners

Real Estate & Construction

“Greece has done all the reforms, and is now more investor friendly”

“Greece has done all the reforms, and is now more investor friendly”

KONSTATINOS MITZALIS

Managing Director of J&P Avax SA

Economy

“99% of Greek companies are SMEs”

“99% of Greek companies are SMEs”

Konstantinos Galiatsos

Chairman and CEO, ETEAN

Energy

Gas pipelines turned on full throttle towards Europe

Gas pipelines turned on full throttle towards Europe

As a de facto transit state in Europe’s gas, Greece aims to make its way in the energy market and act as a regional platform.

Tourism

Four-season tourism plan spawns ‘miracle’ growth

Four-season tourism plan spawns ‘miracle’ growth

Greece’s tourism arrivals are growing at double the global average.

Energy

“Greece can become the electric core for the Balkan countries”

“Greece can become the electric core for the Balkan countries”

Emmanouil Panagiotakis

Chairman & CEO of Public Power Corporation

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“The Greek banking system currently has a CET1 ratio of 17%, among the highest in Europe”

Finance

“The Greek banking system currently has a CET1 ratio of 17%, among the highest in Europe”

Nikolaos Karamouzis

Chairman, Hellenic Bank Association – Chairman, Eurobank Ergasias S.A.

France & Greece: Two nations, one longstanding friendship

Diplomacy

France & Greece: Two nations, one longstanding friendship

Tsipras and Macron are reshaping the foundations of a Franco-Greek relationship that has been developing since the Greek Civil War (1946-1949).

“The right strategy is to secure as many alternative energy sources as possible”

Energy

“The right strategy is to secure as many alternative energy sources as possible”

Konstantinos Karayannakos

Executive Director of Gas Supply, commercial and International Activities in DEPA S.A. (Greek Public Gas Corporation)

National Bank of Greece restores investor confidence

Finance

National Bank of Greece restores investor confidence

The National Bank of Greece weathered the 2015 crisis thanks to successive recapitalizations and aims to open a new chapter of stability and attract...

Start-ups, audiovisual media, internet: a new era

Telecom & IT

Start-ups, audiovisual media, internet: a new era

Start-ups flourish in Athens, the administration is modernizing, the internet is improving and audiovisual media is transforming. A new era has come.

Global campaign molds new image of Ionian Islands

Tourism

Global campaign molds new image of Ionian Islands

The Ionian Islands have witnessed four straight years of tourism growth. The region’s governor is predicting another banner year for 2018.

Hellenic Petroleum ups investment in oil exploration

Energy

Hellenic Petroleum ups investment in oil exploration

Greece's largest refiner, Hellenic Petroleum, is diversifying its activities and focusing on hydrocarbon exploration in partnership with Total.

The South Aegean Islands: A foodie’s paradise

Tourism

The South Aegean Islands: A foodie’s paradise

Named European Region of Gastronomy for 2019, the South Aegean Islands are about to impress the world.

“The South Aegean Islands has been recognized as the European Region of Gastronomy for 2019”

Tourism

“The South Aegean Islands has been recognized as the European Region of Gastronomy for 2019”

George Hatzimarkos

Regional Governor of South Aegean Region