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Greek Shipping Prospects

Adressing the a “Blue Water Economy” Conference, Deputy Foreign Minister Petros Doukas gave a brief presentation of the world’s shipping prospects from which Greece can benefit a great deal. Stressing out that Greece holds an outstanding record in the seafaring shipping industry controlling 20% of the world’s shipping capacity while representing only 1/600 of the world’s population, Doukas noted that Greece has reshaped its strategy and pursued major openings, with particular emphasis on the regions of Southeast Europe, the Black Sea and the Eastern Mediterranean. Continue reading


Digital Greece

The Greek Information Society has made a significant progress over the last few years thanks to the implementation of the Digital Strategy 2006-2013 and the increase of competition in the broadband market. The Digital Strategy 2006-2013 is compatible with the “Growth and Jobs” Lisbon Strategy and the i2010 policy. It utilizes more effectively existing financing instruments, such as the Operational Programme for “Information Society” in the context of the 3rd Community Support Framework, and the Operational Programme “Digital Convergence” which lies within the framework of the National Strategic Reference Framework 2007-2013. Continue reading