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Επιχειρηματική εκδήλωση Γραφείου ΟΕΥ Ελληνικής Πρεσβείας Βαρσοβίας (7/12/2010)

Πραγματοποιήθηκε στις 7 Δεκεμβρίου στη Βαρσοβία επιχειρηματική εκδήλωση απευθυνόμενη στους οικονομικούς εταίρους και συνεργάτες των ελληνικών επιχειρήσεων στην Πολωνία
Η εκδήλωση είχε ως στόχο την διερεύνηση δυνατοτήτων και προοπτικών ενίσχυσης και περαιτέρω προώθησης της οικονομικής και επιχειρηματικής συνεργασίας ανάμεσα στην Ελλάδα και την Πολωνία. 
Η φετινή εκδήλωση με θέμα ‘’ Global Crisis, Chances for Business Opportunities & Greek-Polish Economic & Entrepreneurial Cooperation’’, αποτελούσε συνέχεια αντίστοιχων εκδηλώσεων των προηγουμένων τριών ετών. Επιδίωξή της ήταν η ενημέρωση της τοπικής επιχειρηματικής κοινότητας – πολωνικής και ελληνικής – για την κατάσταση της ελληνικής οικονομίας, αλλά και για τις ευκαιρίες για ανάληψη επιχειρηματικών πρωτοβουλιών στην Ελλάδα και στην Πολωνία.
Σε σύντομο χαιρετισμό του πρέσβη Γαβριήλ Κοπτσίδη, στην έναρξη της εκδήλωσης, επισημάνθηκαν ως βασικοί στόχοι της εκδήλωσης, η επίτευξη μιας περισσότερο εποικοδομητικής οικονομικής συνεργασίας σε διμερές επίπεδο, η ενίσχυση της παρουσίας ελληνικών επιχειρήσεων στην πολωνική αγορά, καθώς και το ενδιαφέρον που παρουσιάζει η ανάληψη πολωνικών επενδυτικών πρωτοβουλιών προς την Ελλάδα.
Η βουλευτής και πρόεδρος της Επιτροπής Ελληνο-Πολωνικών Σχέσεων,
Iwonna Arent, χαιρέτησε την εκδήλωση, εκτιμώντας ότι συμβάλλει στη περαιτέρω ανάπτυξη των διμερών σχέσεων, καθώς η επιχειρηματική πρωτοβουλία διαθέτει μια δυναμική που συνδράμει και ενισχύει την προώθηση και των πολιτικών σχέσεων. 
Ο διευθυντής του Υπουργείου Οικονομίας, αρμόδιος για θέματα χωρών Ευρωπαϊκής Ένωσης, M. Korowajcyk, επεσήμανε τις προόδους  που έχει επιτύχει μέχρι σήμερα η πολωνική οικονομία, καθώς και τις δυνατότητες που παρουσιάζει η χώρα του ως δυναμικός εμπορικός, επιχειρηματικός και οικονομικός εταίρος της Ελλάδος.  
Εκπρόσωποι επιχειρηματικών φορέων, όπως ο W. Szewko από πολωνικής πλευράς (Business Center Club) και ο Ι. Πατσιαβός από ελληνικής πλευράς (ΣΕΒ), εξέφρασαν την ικανοποίησή τους για την πραγματοποίηση της συγκεκριμένης εκδήλωσης και αναφέρθηκαν διεξοδικά στην συμβολή των φορέων που εκπροσωπούν στην ανάπτυξη και στην ανάγκη εξωστρέφειας των επιχειρήσεων.
Στο δεύτερο μέρος της εκδήλωσης έγιναν παρουσιάσεις :  
– από τον προϊστάμενο του Γραφείου ΟΕΥ της Πρεσβείας, Π. Γιαννούλη, Σύμβουλο ΟΕΥ Β’, σχετικά με την κατάσταση της ελληνικής οικονομίας, και τις θετικές δυνατότητες που αυτή επιφυλάσσει, παρά την κρίση, για τη δυνατότητα δυναμικής παρουσίας και προόδου  ελληνικών επιχειρήσεων στην πολωνική αγορά, καθώς και τις ικανοποιητικές προοπτικές περαιτέρω ανάπτυξής τους, 
– από τρεις εκπροσώπους ελληνικών επιχειρήσεων που δραστηριοποιούνται επιτυχώς στην Πολωνία, τον  Dan Nistor (Coca Cola 3E), τον Ν. Σμιρνόφ (Chipita) και τον Σ. Γεωργιάδη (Mantis), οι οποίοι υπογράμμισαν την επιτυχημένη παρουσία των επιχειρήσεών τους στην πολωνική αγορά και τη σημαντική τους ανάπτυξη στους τομείς δραστηριότητάς τους. 
Η εκδήλωση ολοκληρώθηκε με δεξίωση που παρέθεσε η Πρεσβεία προς τους συμμετέχοντες, με την παρουσία της πρέσβεως της Κύπρου, στελεχών ελληνικών επιχειρήσεων στην Πολωνία, καθώς και αντίστοιχων εκπροσώπων πολωνικών επιχειρήσεων που δραστηριοποιούνται στην Ελλάδα.
Το Γραφείο Τ’ύπου συνέβαλε στην προβολή της εκδήλωσης, πραγματοποιώντας μεταξύ άλλων, σε συνεργασία με το Γραφείο ΟΕΥ, ειδικές συναντήσεις με οικονομικούς συντάκτες και διευθυντές πολωνικών ΜΜΕ.
 

PM George Papandreou in 100 Top Global Thinkers

Prime Minister George Papandreou has been included in this year’s edition of the Foreign Policy magazine Top 100 Global Thinkers for 2010.
Papandreou ranks 79th and, according to the special report on the December issue of the magazine, was selected “for making the best of Greece’s worst year.”
Billionaire philanthropists Warren Buffett and Bill Gates top the list this year followed by IMF Managing Director Dominique Strauss-Kahn and World Bank President Robert Zoellick while US President Barack Obama is in third place.
Nicholas Christakis, a Harvard University social scientist, of Greek origin, is also included in the list, in 83rd place.
(GREEK NEWS AGENDA)

Acropolis Museum receives British award

The Acropolis Museum in Athens (see Photo Gallery) has won the British Guild of Travel Writers (BGTW) prestigious global award for the Best Worldwide Tourism Project for 2010.
The prize was presented to Deputy Culture and Tourism Minister George Nikitiades, during a ceremony in London on November 7.
Nikitiades thanked the organizers and the travel writers who voted for the Acropolis Museum, noting that this distinction opens the door for the return of the Parthenon Marbles to their home.
Nikitiades is currently in London with a Greek National Tourism Organisation delegation to participate at the World Travel Market fair, taking place from November 8 to 11.
Greek News Agenda (29.10.2010) Acropolis Museum: Best Overseas Tourism Project

PM George Papandreou in “Foreign Policy” Magazine

Prime Minister George Papandreou in an in-depth interview in the American magazine Foreign Policy (July 19) explained the reasons behind the crisis and the measures taken by his government in order to tackle it.
He stressed that with the support of the European Union, Greece decided against defaulting, which would cause insurmountable problems especially for the banking institutions in Greece and Europe alike.
He recognized that there was a lack of transparency; there was a lot of money that was lost, wasted, through a huge bureaucracy and patronage. Nevertheless, he highlighted that “we’re committed to changing the situation.
My government, for example, has now brought in laws such as total transparency in all signatures in the public sector, putting more and more tax reform resources and contracts online.”
The premier empathised with Greeks’ sentiments of unhappiness and pain, but “the wide majority of the people realize that we needed to make changes that were long overdue in our country, such as making governance much more responsible, and running the country much more transparent.”
Finally, he debunked recent media stereotypes of Greeks being lazy and concluded saying that: “we’ve seen in this crisis is that we need more Europe, not less…[ ]
…We need to find global governance and we need to find it based on some common values on which we can agree – democratic values.”
(GREEK NEWS AGENDA)

“You in Greece” campaign – Facts about Greece

  Facts about Greece

· Greece is a safe country

Supportive data: According to Legatum Prosperity Index, Greece faces comparatively few security challenges. Domestic security is favorable. Moreover, according to Eurostat, Greece is a country with a relatively low rate of criminality. The feeling of security is well established in society.
· Greece is an attractive destination.
This comes not only due to its physical beauty but mostly due to the “value for money” relationship in the provided services.
Supportive data: According to a poll, conducted in a population of 1200 people,52% of the sample believes that the quality of travel services offered in Greece are of very good standard and 42% believes that the travel services offered in Greece rival those offered in other touristdeveloped tourist markets.

· Greece is a western democracy and the majority of Greek society supports government policy.
Supportive data: A recent research conducted by Kapa Focus research company on behalf of the weekly Newspaper ‘To Vima’, shows that 55,2% of Greeks support the austerity measures imposed by the Greek Government.
·  Demonstrations are strictly local and limited events/occurrences. They take place mostly in the center of Athens, in a specific and controlled area. The mainland regions and the islands of the Greek Archipelago, where the vast majority of tourists go, are not affected at all.
Supportive data: According to Eurostat, Greece is a favourite destination. Especially, in South Aegean and Ionian Islands, it appears that 48.168 stays and 33.304 per 1000 citizens took place, a proof of satisfaction for the Greek touristic product.
· Greece is a tourist country and Greeks know the importance of hospitality.
Supportive data: Zeus, the King of the Greek Gods, according to the Greek Mythology, named as Xenios (the one who offers hospitality) Zeus.
·  The overall number of demonstrations in Greece is lower than the E.U average.
Supportive data:All demonstrations occurred in Athens, in specific and isolated areas. In their vast majority they were peaceful.

· The picture that global media paint is, to say the least, in many cases exaggerating. In many occasions, library images were re-broadcasted as live feeds.
Supportive data: Greece is a pluralist, democratic western European country. Media freedom is protected and encouraged. During the last two weeks Greece hosted more than 300 foreign journalists.
(Greek National Tourism Organisation)

PM George Papandreou Interview at “Politique Internationale”

Few countries have suffered from the global economic crisis as much as Greece. Not only did it feel the full force of the financial earthquake, but it also found itself under attack by international speculators.
Today, as the IMF and the European Union prepare to help, the country is licking its wounds and trying to understand how things got so bad.
George Papandreou is not the last to ask the question. Elected prime minister in October 2009, the leader of the Pan-Hellenic Socialist Movement (PASOK) is fiercely critical of the previous center-right New Democracy administration, which he believes is guilty of setting up a system of cronyism and of knowingly underestimating the public debt and budget deficit. But the new head of government is an energetic man.
In this exclusive interview, he outlines his strategy for resolving his country’s daunting problems.
http://www.politiqueinternationale.com/revue/article.php?id_revue=127&id=901&content=synopsis

PM George Papandreou at the White House

» Meeting with Obama

Prime Minister George Papandreou met with US President Barack Obama in Washington yesterday.
After the meeting Papandreou said that the US is willing to work with the European Union to regulate the international financial system so speculators cannot target countries with troubled economies.
The premier said  that the issue of speculation will be discussed at the G20 summit in Canada, in June. The two leaders also discussed foreign policy issues such as the Cyprus issue, the integration of Western Balkans into Euro-Atlantic institutions, as well as Greece’s relations with Turkey.

» Visa Waiver

Furthermore, the US side announced that Greece will be included in the ‘visa waiver’ programme, thus enabling Greek citizens to travel to the US without a visa.
Papandreou termed the visa waiver “a vote of confidence” to Greece and noted that the Greek government is determined to respond to its obligations and cooperate closely at international level on the tackling of terrorism.

Kathimerini daily: US joins fight against speculators
The White House: Honouring Greek Independence Day (21.35mins)

» Papandreou’s Op-ed

In an op-ed published in the International Herald Tribune (IHT), Papandreou notes that the Greek case is not an outlier, but one more flare-up in a broken system of financial regulation and predatory behaviour.
“If global economic growth is to be sustainable, we need better coordination and greater solidarity between nations… We must now establish and enforce clear rules to contain the inordinate power of markets over our national economies and our common currency – not for Greece’s sake, but for Europe’s,” he stresses.
Prime Minister’s website: Meeting with President Barack Obama: Prime Minister’s statement ; Brookings Institution: Prime Minister’s speech & YouTube: PM’s speech at Brookings Institution  
New York Times & International Herald Tribune: Prime Minister’s article “Greece is not an island“; Hellenic Finance Ministry: Newsletter Updating Greek Fiscal Measures  
(GREEK NEWS AGENDA)

Papandreou at Conference on Progressive Governance in London

(GREEK NEWS AGENDA) Prime Minister George Papandreou arrived in London yesterday and will be participating today at a Conference on Progressive Governance, on “Jobs, industry and opportunity: growth strategies after the crisis.”
The premier will speak at a panel on the theme “Europe after the global crisis: A strategic role for government,” together with his British counterpart Gordon Brown, Spanish Prime Minister Jose Luis Rodriguez Zapatero and Norwegian Prime Minister Jens Stoltenberg. 
While in London, Papandreou will attend a working luncheon with the British Prime Minister Gordon Brown and will meet with British Foreign Minister David Miliband.

President @ World Future Energy Summit

(GREEK NEWS AGENDA) A change of the energy and development model with extensive use of Renewable Energy Sources (RES) could decisively contribute to combating inequalities and advancing social cohesion at local, regional, national and global level, President of the Republic Karolos Papoulias said yesterday (January 18), addressing the 3rd World Future Energy Summit, that opened in Abu Dhabi, UAE (January 18-21).

Papoulias – a keynote speaker at the summit- stressed that “global leaders are obliged to respond to the climate challenge, and, instead of limiting themselves to a ‘least common denominator’ agreement, they should proceed to a global, comprehensive, and legally binding agreement with specific targets and timetables.”
Every crisis entails an opportunity, and this crisis entails an opportunity for the adoption of policies and measures for the promotion of RES and energy efficiency, which can play a decisive role in the global economy’s exit from the crisis and a speedier recovery, the President noted.

» Papoulias – Erdogan Meeting

On the sidelines of the World Future Energy Summit, Papoulias met with the Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Ergodan, who was also a keynote speaker at the summit.
The two leaders held a private 40-minute meeting during which Papoulias informed the Turkish premier that an answer to his letter to the Greek Prime Minister is to be expected in the next few days, while Erdogan expressed a desire to visit Athens in the near future.

Prime Minister`s Belgrade Visit

(GREEK NEWS AGENDA) Prime Minister George Papandreou paid a short visit to Belgrade on January 4 to address the Annual Conference of the Ambassadors of Serbia. During his visit, the premier met with Serbia’s President and Prime Minister, Boris Tadic and Mirko Cvetkovic.

Speaking after his meeting with the Serb President, Papandreou said that bilateral relations are excellent and noted that his presence in Belgrade signals the beginning of an effort to enable the western Balkans to join the European Union in 2014.
“Greece is in the front line of the initiative that constitutes a basic aim for peace, cooperation, and stability in the region,” Papandreou said. 
Addressing the 3rd Congress of Serbia’s ambassadors, Papandreou said that 2014 is a crucial year for the EU accession of the Western Balkan states, stressing that this region has to make big steps forward and leave behind the wars and conflicts of the past.
The premier also referred to “global governance that is in the making,” stressing, among other things, that “national states are gradually becoming incapable of handling global problems by themselves, such as climatic change, immigration and organised crime,” and called for global cooperation and regional alliances. 
See also: Athens News Agency: PM reiterates support for Serbia’s EU course

UN Market for Greek Businesses

(GREEK NEWS AGENDA)  Within the framework of the “partnership for outward – looking business” initiative (“A Global Market Place in Greece”), the Special Secretariat for the Development of International Programmes is organising a three-day educational seminar on June 15-17. The seminar aims at equipping Greek businesses with the right tools to enter the developing UN global marketplace.  During the seminar, registered businesses will have an opportunity to follow introductory presentations regarding each given market’s capacities and have one-to-one talks with experienced and specialised councillors by key UN procurement agencies.  Greek businesses will be advised on how to promote their profile and increase the possibilities of being granted a public procurement contract by the United Nations.  Special Secretary Alexis Galinos stressed: “With the right tools, such as timely information, networking and continuous support, Greek businesses will be able to acquaint themselves with the procedures and the terms of tender in order to claim a better share in this particular market”.

Global Wind Day – Invest in Greece

(GREEK NEWS AGENDA)  June 15th is Global Wind Day. Invest in Greece Agency gives a detailed presentation of Greece’s potential in wind power investments.  Wind, or aeolic, power is driving growth in the renewables sector. The superb wind resources in Greece are among the most attractive in Europe.  Capacity increased by an average of 30% annually between 1990 and 2003 and almost 30% of total capacity was installed in the period of 2003-2004.  In terms of advantages of investing in wind energy, Greece offers high feed-in tariffs locked for 20 years, incentives up to as much as 60% of total investment cost, cash grants, leasing subsidies, wage subsidies or tax benefits. The government has also committed to attracting €6 billion by 2020 for energy production, achieving a target for wind park development at 2,600 MW by 2010 and 6,000 by 2020.

Greece: Energy Matters

» Cool Your Home For Less

Energy 1(GREEK NEWS AGENDA)  The Greek government announced yesterday a measure to subsidise households with the cost of replacing air-conditioning units. The Development Ministry said it would offer up to €500 or 30% of the retail price, for every old appliance returned. The aim of the programme is to save energy during the peak summer period, helping both the environment and the economy. The ministry considers that between 50,000 and 60,000 appliances will be replaced in the six-month period set to begin next week. It is estimated that there will be a reduction of 20,000 tonnes in gas emissions, and that some 20 gigawatt hours (GWh) of energy will be saved by the measure, said Development Minister Kostis Hatzidakis. The total cost of the nationwide programme amounts to €15 million. A special website, www.allazoklima.gr (in Greek), will be posted on June 5.  Kathimerini daily: Cooling your home just got cheaper

» Paint The Town… White!

white-house1Intrigued by the idea that people in the Aegean islands use the colour white to paint their houses, the world’s most influential scientists have come up with a practical solution to save the world from global warming. Using white in painting the urban landscape (roofs, pavements, etc.), sunlight is reflected, thus ensuring a drop in temperature, because, making a reflective building reduces the amount of solar heat it absorbs. Buildings remain cool and the use of air conditioning – which contributes to the deterioration of the environment – is averted or at least limited. The numbers speak for themselves. Urban infrastructure corresponds to 2.4% of the earth’s surface. It is further estimated that the white colour on the surface of 100 of the world’s largest cities could cut up to 44 billion tonnes of carbon dioxide. Temperatures in cities could drop by 2 C. 

Steven Chu, the Nobel prize-winning physicist appointed by President Obama as Energy Secretary, backs the idea fully. “Now, you smile, but […] if you take all the buildings and make their roofs white […] it’s the equivalent of reducing carbon emissions due to all the cars on the road for 11 years,” he said.   Lawrence Berkley Nat. Lab: Heat island effect & “Cool World” Plan

Greek Foreign Minister: A Change of Priorities

(GREEK NEWS AGENDA)   Foreign Ministry Dora Bakoyannis addressed the Hellenic-American Chamber of Commerce on May 5 on “The impact of the economic crisis on the international stage: The position of Greece.”    At the dawn of this new era, Greece needs to find new development potential firmly founded on its true capabilities and prospects. The triptych “structural changes and development initiatives, financial stability and tangible solidarity with those in greater need” form the basis for the structured plan implemented by the government in order to get the country safely out of the current crisis. In the long run, these are also the main pillars on which our country’s future development course is based. For this course, the minister elaborates on a change of priorities, consisting of three main points: innovation, externalisation, and the need to invest in creative forces.   In related news, at a joint press conference on May 6, representatives of the Hellenic-American, Hellenic-British, Hellenic-French, Hellenic-German and Hellenic-Italian chambers of commerce said they consider the measures undertaken by the government in order to overcome the crisis as being on the right path and called for greater emphasis to be placed on structural changes.   Ministry of Foreign Affairs: Dora Bakoyannis’ speech to the Hellenic-American Chamber of Commerce 

Greek PM: Stability Plan Fulfills Current Needs

(GREEK NEWS AGENDA)    Referring to the current economic crisis, Prime Minister Kostas Karamanlis on Tuesday February 17, underlined that the government’s updated Stability and Growth Programme was “clear, specific and responds to the needs and demands of the times.”  The premier made the comments in response to the positions outlined in the report released on Monday by Greece’s central bank governor George Provopoulos. The premier said that nobody could predict with any confidence the duration of the major global crisis now unfolding. He said the government’s plan was based on three main lines of policy: gradual reduction of the public deficit, boosting the real economy and supporting the weakest members of society. He emphasised the need for a calm and responsible approach, coupled with a spirit of national consensus, in order to weather the crisis. Ministry of Economy and Finance: Fact Sheets 

National Bank of Greece in Top 150 Index

(GREEK NEWS AGENDA)    The National Bank of Greece on Thursday said it will be included in the Global Dow -Top 150, an index including the top 150 companies around the world. The index is a product of cooperation between Dow Jones and Wall Street Journal and aims at highlighting the current and future leaders in the global corporate world. It evaluates the performance of 150 top companies for their innovation, dynamism and influence on their fields. The National Bank said that being placed among a list of top shares around the world would attract a wider range of international investors. Athens News Agency: NBG in Top 150 index 

Greece: Monitoring the Economy

(GREEK NEWS AGENDA)   The newly-established Inter-ministerial Committee on Economic Policy, headed by Prime Minister Kostas Karamanlis, held its first meeting on Friday (9.1.2009). The Committee reviewed the international economic situation and discussed in detail the impact of the global financial crisis on Greece. Speaking to reporters after the two-hour meeting, newly appointed Economy and Finance Minister Yiannis Papathanassiou (in the centre) explained that the committee was set up to render the coordination more effective in order to handle the crisis in the best possible way and constantly monitor the economy so as to adjust policies as required. The committee will periodically examine public finances and will focus on measures to ensure flexibility in adjusting either to what the European Commission calls for or meeting the needs of the local economy.  Kathimerini daily – New minister to scrutinise state of the economy; Greek News Agenda: Inter-ministerial Economic Policy Committee Convenes 

International Conference on “Combating Forced Labour and Human Trafficking” in Athens

(GREEK NEWS AGENDA)  Europe must adopt a public policy geared towards the relief of people hit by the global financial crisis, said President Karolos Papoulias on Friday, November 21, opening a three-day international conference on “Combating Forced Labour and Human Trafficking” in Athens organised by the General Confederation of Greek Workers (GSEE) to mark the 90th anniversary since its founding. The president emphasised that slavery and slave-trade is one of darkest pages in human history, underlining the importance of safeguarding human rights. The event was jointly organised by the International Trade Union Confederation, and the Confederation of European Trade Unions. Also speaking at the conference, Foreign Minister Dora Bakoyannis said that according to international figures, a total of 12.3 million people worldwide are victims of forced labour, while an increase of 20 million of unemployed has been forecasted. “Neither the free economy nor open societies are to be blamed for the situation,” she said, explaining that the problem stems from the lack of rules, regulatory framework and control mechanisms. The minister suggested stricter penalties for culprits, increased protection for victims and higher public awareness. Addressing the conference on Sunday, main opposition PASOK party leader and President of the Socialist International George Papandreou stressed that combating forced labour and human trafficking is first and foremost a political issue and warned that of the millions of people worldwide held under conditions of forced labour, 5.7 million are children. He also said that figures show that roughly 1.8 million children also fall victim to sexual exploitation. Athens News Agency: Papandreou at conference on combating trafficking

Athens to Host Global Forum on Migration, 2009

(GREEK NEWS AGENDA)   Next year, Athens will host the 3rd Global Forum on Migration and Development (GFMD), and the Alexander Onassis Public Benefit Foundation will undertake the organisation of the event – which will take place in November 2009. The GFMD is a voluntary, cross-border initiative launched by the UN secretary general’s office and aims to display the potential and challenges of international migration. The two-day forum is expected to be attended by 200 participants and representatives of non-governmental organisations from around the globe.  Hellenic Migration Policy Institute: www.imepo.gr

Greece at the 7th Asia-Europe Meeting

(GREEK NEWS AGENDA)   The Seventh Asia-Europe Meeting (ASEM Summit) held in Beijing (October 24-25) concluded its proceedings. Greece was represented at the summit by Deputy Foreign Minister Yannis Valinakis. Following the conclusion of the proceedings, Valinakis stressed that the 7th ASEM Summit mostly dealt with the need for national reservations to be put aside in order for the global financial crisis to be addressed, via international cooperation, and that introversion and protectionism can only have negative consequences. The minister also mentioned the Global Financial Crisis Summit to be held in Washington on November 15, where the European Union is expected to suggest rules on the free market’s smoother operation. “We believe in the market economy, but it has its limits and we have to define these limits.”  The meeting also touched upon the environment and climate change. Greece’s position is that there will have to be steps forward on these issues, including steps to make optimum use of renewable sources of energy.  Ministry of Foreign Affairs: Conclusion of 7th ASEM Summit (Beijing);  See also: Secretariat General of Information: About Greece – Environmental Protection & About Brand Greece – Environmental Strategic Policies