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Foreign Media and Greece`s Country Image in the Economic Crisis

On May 31, the Hellenic Foundation for European and Foreign Policy (ELIAMEP) together with the Association of Greek Press Attaches is hosting a conference on Foreign Media and Greece’s country image in the economic crisis.
The event will be held at the premises of the Secretariat General of Information in Athens. The conference will be addressed by the General Director of the Greek Foundation for Economic and Industrial Research (IOBE) Yannis Stournaras, the General Director of the Greek-German Chamber of Commerce & Industry, Martin Knapp, journalist Maria Houkli, French media correspondent, Alexia Kefalas and Bodossakis Foundation Postdoctoral Fellow, George Tzogopoulos.

Greece: Protecting Industrial Property

obi1(GREEK NEWS AGENDA)  Celebrating its 20th anniversary, the Hellenic Industrial Property Organisation (OBI) honoured distinguished Greek inventors for their contribution to the technological progress of the country, awarding them the “Inventors Awards,” an institution first launched in 2002. The Hellenic Industrial Property Organisation is the only legally qualified institution for the protection of inventions and industrial designs. It also provides technological information from worldwide patent databases. Additionally, OBI operates 3 regional electronic patent libraries (in Thessaloniki, Patra and Herakleion of Crete) disseminating information at a national level. National Documentation Centre: The Greek Website for Research, Technology and Innovation & Innovation, Research and Technology Magazine [January-February 2009]

Greece: International Science Film Festival

(GREEK NEWS AGENDA)   The International Science Film Festival (May 4 to 31), organized in Athens by the Centre of Applied Industrial Design, includes scientific films addressed to the public.  The festival explores people’s concerns over the future of science and technology: International Science Film Festival Programme 2009  

Bank of Greece: Structural Reforms

(GREEK NEWS AGENDA)  Speaking at an event organised by the Foundation for Economic and Industrial Research (IOBE) on Monday, Bank of Greece Governor George Provopoulos emphasised the need for an extensive framework of structural reforms, mainly in the wider public sector, pointing out that for as long as Greece’s monetary issues continue to shake investors’ and markets’ confidence, the economy will not be restored easily. Provopoulos also underlined that the Greek banks remain healthy and strong and their fundamental indices are satisfactory.  The IOBE event celebrated the enactment of the “IOBE Excellence” to be awarded to people for contributing to the economy with their overall activity, as well as the establishment of a new, annual event at which a distinguished personality from Greece or abroad will address current or structural problems of the Greek and international economy. Bank of Greece: Speech by Governor George Provopoulos (in Greek)