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  • The Hellenic Navy and the economic crisis

    The Hellenic Navy and the economic crisis

    The New File's Sofia Papaioannou investigates how Greece's armed forces and especially its naval forces are taking a hit by the economic crisis. In a series of exclusive interviews with Admiral Kosmas Christidis, who just recently stepped down from his role as Chief of the Hellenic Navy General Staff and former Commander in Chief of Hellenic Fleet Vice Admiral Konstantinos Mazarakis-Enian Sofia Papaioannou tells the untold story of the toll the crisis has taken on the Greek navy's celebrated motto "Great is the country that controls the sea." For the first time in Greek history a sitting Chief of the Hellenic Navy General Staff, Vice Admiral Evangelos Apostolakis speaks on camera to the New Files about his efforts to m...

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  • The cost of energy

    The cost of energy

    The New File's Tasos Telloglou investigates why a great number of Greek businesses and Greek workers are not only hit by the crisis but are also being put out of work due to the high prices Greece has to pay for natural gas. 

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  • Koran lessons

    Koran lessons

    The New Files' Sofia Papaionnou travels to Thrace to investigate the controversy surrounding a new government bill aimed at regulating the hiring of Koran teachers at Greece's public schools. The New Files also investigate the role of the Turkish consul in the area that is said to be taking sides in a divide inside Greece's muslim minority with regards to local muftis' appointments as well as the implications of that role for the Greek-Turkish relations.    

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  • Success in a time of crisis

    Success in a time of crisis
    Alexis Papahelas hosts a unique roundtable with Greek businessmen, whose success has conquered far away markets serving as a greatly hopeful example at a time of crisis.  
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  • Rebranding Greece

    Rebranding Greece

    In light of the upcoming tourist season this summer the New Files' Sofia Papaionnou hosts a specialists' roundtable on the question of rebranding Greece after the crisis. Papaionnou speaks with newly appointed Minister of Tourism Olga Kefalogianni, internationally acclaimed brand strategist Peter Economides as well as advertising expert and head of CIVITAS George Flessas. The New Files also speak via satellite to branding guru Simon Anholt in London, who has advised a number of countries and governments to develop and implement strategies for enhanced economic, political and cultural engagement with other countries. 

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