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December 2011

EDITORIAL


Aristomenis (Aris) M. Syngros
Executive Chairman


Traditionally, the holiday season provides all of us with the opportunity to make plans for the new year that involve showing resolve for new objectives, a renewed commitment to our family, friends, and business partners, and welcoming the next year with a dedication to positive transformation.

As we transition into 2012, investors and the business community will discern a singular characteristic that defines Greece at this cusp of two years: Greece is changing.

In the midst of a massive reform effort, with the close cooperation of the European Union, the European Central Bank, and the International Monetary Fund, Greece is establishing a new foundation on which to build a sustainable economic future that encompasses a wide-ranging growth scenario.

Following severe austerity measures to redress fiscal imbalances, Greece today is developing a course to move forward that will focus on growth, employment, and investor opportunities.

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HIGHLIGHT

The Development of Hellinikon
Greece is launching its programme to develop the vast tract of land on the Athens Riviera, the site of the former Athens Airport.
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SPEAK OUT

Brenda McCabe, Director of Infinia Solar
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NEWSWIRE  
Greek Ports: An Attractive Base for Cruising
With the abolition of cabotage, global cruise companies can be attracted to home base in Greece, one of the world’s most attractive cruise locations.
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INVESTMENT NEWS  
The Privatisation Programme: Largest in the World
Greece, as part of the medium term fiscal strategy agreed with its partners, has committed to transfer trading assets from the public to the private sector.
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SUCCESS STORY  
World’s Best Trip: Santorini, Greece
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  TRENDS & TRADEWINDS  
Athens a Leading Shopping Destination
As City Breaks make up an ever-increasing portion of the tourism mix, shopping plays a larger role in achieving success.
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  IQ - INNOVATION QUOTIENT  
Pharma in Greece at the Forefront
As the pharmaceutical industry advances globally, Greece is demonstrating notable success in clinical research and new, productive synergies.
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  ANALYSIS  
Gas Pipelines—Forging a New Energy Hub
Greece is set to benefit from the construction of a major gas pipeline—the Southern Gas Corridor—that will supply Azeri gas to the markets of Europe.
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OUTREACH  
Connecting With Investors Worldwide
Communicating with the global investment community is key to generating strong interest in Greece’s investment opportunities.
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NETWORKING NEW MARKETS  
China and the United States Show Interest in Greece
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FDI GREECE
Rezidor Hotel Group Enters Greece—The Rezidor Hotel Group, one of the fastest growing hotel companies worldwide, has announced the Radisson Blu Hotel, Athens.
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REGIONAL GREECE
Region of Crete—The island of Crete is one of Greece’s most extraordinary investment locations, offering a wide spectrum of opportunities.
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