With an Eye to the Future: AmChamGR’s Key Contributions to TIF 2021
By Business Partners | Sept-Oct 2021

Upholding the legacy of its hugely successful U.S. Pavilion at TIF 2018, the American-Hellenic Chamber of Commerce once again returned to Thessaloniki International Fair with a strong presence. Through a series of events and participations, AmChamGR shone a spotlight on Greece’s ever-growing potential as a major regional and international player in energy, technology, commerce and…

Strengthening the EU’s Cybersecurity: The New EU Cybersecurity Certification Framework for Cloud Services
By Despina Spanou, Head of Cabinet for European Commission Vice President Margaritis Schinas | Business Partners, Sept-Oct 2021

Usually required in sensitive marketplace areas or industries where a failure could have serious consequences, such as negatively impacting the welfare or health of the people using that product, product certification is a clear sign of a well-regulated and mature economy and society and creates trust between sellers/manufacturers and end users/consumers. European consumers know that…

Forward for the Family: A Eurobank Initiative to Address Demographic Decline
By Business Partners | Sept-Oct 2021

Looking to the future, and linking Greece’s bicentennial milestone—200 years since the beginning of the Greek War of Independence—with the challenges facing the country today, Eurobank is highlighting the crucial need to take urgent action to tackle Greece’s demographic decline. Aiming to take a leading role in reversing Greece’s declining birth rate, Eurobank launched its…

Pandemic and Telework: Opportunities and Challenges
By Dr. Dionysis Dionysiou, Associate Professor of Organization and Management and Academic Director of the MSc in Strategic Human Resource Management, Alba Graduate Business School, The American College of Greece | Business Partners, Sept-Oct 2021

Since the outbreak of the Covid-19 pandemic, employees and enterprises in Greece were forced to shift to telework aka remote working. While in some EU countries, over 30% of employees worked outside their employers’ premises before the pandemic, in Greece the percentage was one of the lowest (5.3%), comprising mainly self-employed individuals and exhibiting discrepancies…

Learning and the New Normal
By Kostas Axarloglou, Dean, Professor of International Business and Strategy, Alba Graduate Business School, The American College of Greece | Business Partners, Jul-Aug 2021

The Covid-19 pandemic is a disruption in our everyday lives taken straight out of a book: It has affected all countries, all economies, all industries, all of us, and in an (almost) identical way. The Covid-19 pandemic started unexpectedly and out of nowhere, developed incredibly fast, spread rapidly from one country to the next, expanded…