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Φεβρουάριος 2010

EDITORIAL


As Greece positively responds to substantial fiscal challenges, we must keep in mind that the private sector in Greece remains a vibrant and vigorous catalyst for commercial activity, investment, and long-term growth.

The Greek government is putting into place a bold Stability and Growth Programme that it is confident will align its deficit ands debt according to EU standards. The deep and exhaustive reforms, although severe, are set to produce a more competitive and responsible economic framework in Greece, overhauling some inefficient practices and creating a more transparent public sector with solid fiscal and economic foundations.

These reforms are good measures for investors and for the private sector, allowing businesspeople to be secure with a more stable taxation regime, a more consistent development policy, and a long-term framework for both a green economy and a knowledge-based economy.

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HIGHLIGHT

Life Sciences—A Key Priority
The market technologies of tomorrow are being developed in laboratories in Greece and throughout the world today.
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SPEAK OUT

Dr. Angelos M. Stergiou, MD, President & COO, Genesis BioPharma Group, discusses the plans BioPharma has to open a clinical trial facility in Athens.
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OUTREACH  
Invest in Greece in Australian Market
A delegation of Invest in Greece representatives visited Australia to present investment opportunities in tourism, real estate, renewable energy sources and technology to Australian investors.
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INVESTMENT NEWS  
FDI in Greece—Sectors and Sources
Greece attracts investment from a variety of countries in a diverse number of sectors. While EU countries have dominated investment interest, countries from further afield are now showing more interest in Greece’s many opportunities.
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NETWORKING IN NEW MARKETS  
Finding Synergies in Australia
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  ANALYSIS  
A Vital Life Sciences Cluster
Life Sciences, one of the most exciting and promising areas of scientific development today, is a vital component of a country’s medical infrastructure.
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  SUCCESS STORY  
Hilton, Sheraton, Westin Opening New Hotels
Greece continues to attract the strongest names in the international hotel market and 2010 marks the opening of a number of properties that will carry global brand names.
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  IQ - INNOVATION QUOTIENT  
Advent Technologies: Fuel Cells for the Future
Featured on CNN’s World Report, Advent Technologies develops new materials and systems for renewable energy sources. A spin-off of the Foundation for Research & Technology-Hellas (FORTH-ICEHT) and the University of Patras, Advent is at the forefront of new fuel cell technologies, one of the most promising sources of clean energies that the world is embracing.
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NEWSWIRE  
EU Heads of State Pledge
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REGIONAL GREECE  
Implementing New Waste Management Systems
At the core of sustainable development is the reduction, recycling, and reuse of materials. Key to the success of sustainable practices is the implementation of effective waste management systems.
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FDI GREECE
Foreign Capital Inflows Remain Promising Nine month 2009 total at 2.3 billion Euro
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TRENDS AND TRADEWINDS
New 1MW Solar Plant: One of the largest solar parks in Greece was launched February 1, 2009 in the northern region of Kilkis at Megali Sterna.
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