Dimitris MArdas

Minister: Greece can Offer Geopolitical Boost to Foreign Investors

Greece's location in the Mediterranean can offer foreign investors a geopolitical boost, said Deputy Foreign Minister Dimitris Mardas. The deputy minister spoke to CNBC during the St Petersburg International Economic Forum (SPIEF), stressing the importance of Greece's strategic location in bringing...

Greek Commercial Stores to Offer 20% Discount to Tourists from Four Countries

Greek commercial stores will offer a 20 percent discount to tourists from four countries every year. The four "honored" countries for 2016 are Israel, Russia, Turkey and the US. Greek businesses accepted with pleasure Deputy Foreign Minister Dimitris Mardas initiative to...

Greek Minister Wades into Unethical Territory; Rich Refugees Will Be Treated More Favorably

"If there are refugees who are able to invest 250,000 euros in the country, they will be treated more favorably in obtaining a residence permit," said Deputy Foreign Minister Dimitris Mardas. Speaking on the refugee issue on Skai television on Sunday morning,...

Government Denies Controversy with Berlin

Greek government spokeswoman Olga Gerovassili on Wednesday dismissed reports that Greece is on a collision course with Berlin. In statements to the public radio she noted that it is not the first time that German Finance Minister Wolfgang Schaeuble expressed...

Greek Deputy Foreign Minister Looks for Korean Investments in Greece

Deputy Foreign Minister Dimitris Mardas called on Korean entrepreneurs to invest in Greece, on Friday. Mardas was speaking at the 2015 Greek-Korean business forum held at the Evgenidio Institute in Athens. Addressing Korean businessmen, Mardas underlined that Greece has made...

Greek-Russian Initiative for Summer Cruises in Greece

A Greek-Russian initiative concerning the tourism sector and cruises for Russian tourists from the port of Sochi to Thessaloniki, with a stop in Istanbul, is currently in the works. The development of the bilateral economic Greek-Russia venture is a...

Greece and Russia Deliberating Over Tourism Partnership According to Deputy Foreign Minister

A Greek-Russian cooperation on tourism is under discussion, Deputy Foreign Minister responsible for International Economic Relations Dimitris Mardas said on Friday to Praktorio 104.9 FM. It refers to cruise ships that will carry Russian tourists from the port of Sochi...

Greek Deputy Foreign Minister's Investment Ideas Show Disengagement from Reality

The word "investment" is a new, mysterious concept for the leftist politicians of the SYRIZA-ANEL coalition government. When in opposition, the word investment sounded like nails on a chalkboard to their ears. A capitalist concept that was anathema to...

Greek Deputy Foreign Minister to Propose Isle for International Conference Site

Deputy Foreign Minister Dimitris Mardas proposed to transform a small island into an international conference site in the standards of Switzerland's Davos. Mardas had mentioned his idea in parliament before, but he did not reveal the name. Speaking to Mega...

Greece Through the Eyes of Diplomats

"Greece through the diplomatic lens" is the title of the photo exhibition hosted at Athens Cultural Center "Melina," an initiative of the diplomatic body in Greece. The Greek antiquities, the islands, the blue of the sea of the sky...