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Tobacco Smuggling in Greece: an Overview

August 15, 2014 by Ioannis Michaletos

Over the past decade, contraband tobacco sales and facilitation of transnational tobacco smuggling in Greece have flourished, due to a combination of factors, costing considrable amounts to the state coffers.

Eurasian Economic Union as a global catalyst

July 27, 2014 by Ioannis Michaletos

The newly formed Eurasian Economic Union has a wide range of global ramifications and signals a change of balances internationally.

Greek state braces for upcoming massive illegal immigration flow

June 22, 2014 by Ioannis Michaletos

Immigration wave to be expected in the mid-term in Southeast Europe due to the deteriorating situation in the Middle East and North Africa regions (MENA), paired with the culminations in Ukraine and the Black Sea area.

Central European radical Islamist snapshot

May 31, 2014 by Ioannis Michaletos

Central European states are facing increasing Islamic radicalism which is related to the ongoing Syrian conflict

Balkan and Syria nexus

May 18, 2014 by Ioannis Michaletos

The nexus between the Balkans and especially its Western part with the war in Syria is evident through a web of linkages between various international radical groups, posing great challenges for the local authorities.

China's growing energy appetite

May 13, 2014 by Ioannis Michaletos

The growing energy demand in China will have great effects in the global energy game for the coming years.

Overview of the Greek-Russian investment relations

April 25, 2014 by Ioannis Michaletos

An overview of the main investment projects and deals between Greek and Russian companies. Bilateral investment bonds have steadily increased and diversified over the past few years with notable emphasis in energy, tourism and real estate.

The Greek Economy, Privatizations and Foreign Investment: an Update

April 21, 2014 by Ioannis Michaletos

The Greek economy shows signs of recovery due to significant capital inflows in selected companies, although the rest of the eocnomy is in dire straights

Western Balkans face incoming terrorist threat

April 5, 2014 by Ioannis Michaletos

The Balkan Jihadist volunteers in Syria pose a real threat for countries such as Albania, with measures to oppose them being implemented.

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