Representing about 50% of the business
activity in the country, SEV has been the independent voice of businesses in Greece since 1907. Its members
are the key corporate leaders and account for 46% of total turnover, 41% of corporate profits, 10% of private
sector employees (insured by EFKA – Unified Social Security Fund), and 27% of corporate taxes in Greece.
As a social partner, SEV participates in the national and European social dialogue and represents the
interests of organised business. SEV works with the government, social partners, and policymakers to
shape conditions which foster entrepreneurship, advance business, and drive economic growth.
Konstantinos Bitsios, Vice Chairman of SEV Hellenic Federation of Enterprises (SEV), sees more favourable investment opportunities ahead. Enhancing Greece’s industrial production is a priority for the federation, and their target is for it to reach 12% of GDP to create jobs and close the gap with the EU average.
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Greece continues drawing private investments in the country, particularly those that align with the country’s national energy and climate change strategy. A prime example is the Hellenic Development Bank’s launch of 2 venture capital funds with seed capital totalling €500mn.
Transition from Greek university to the world of startups (Part 2) by @odysseas_lam with emphasis this time on networking and resume. Really solid pieces of advice in there! https://twitter.com/odysseas_lam/status/1292475998563426305
In this newsletter, I share my second blog-post regarding the passage from the Greek University to a Startup
Trikala happens to be Greece’s smartest city, with amenities including free internet, driverless buses, sensor-equipped streetlights, and 5G technology. It also contains plenty of history, serves as a gateway to the country’s mountainous north...
You’ll find lots of ruins to explore, including the Palamidi Castle, and an array of beaches to kick back on. Don’t miss the wonderful small seafood tavernas in the area - the experience doesn’t get more Greek than this. https://bit.ly/2UIfTyc
If you’re a history buff and looking for a day trip from the capitol, Nafplio in the eastern Peloponnese is a great option. This city was the capital of the newly formed Greek state between 1823 and 1834, and its history traces back to the prehistoric era.
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