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Greece

Greece & Serbia 2016

Greece & Serbia 2016

Bilateral Trade & Regional Synergy
Constantine Economides Ambassador of Greece

H.E. Constantine Economides, Ambassador of Greece to Serbia

True Friendship Despite Adversities

As a longstanding member of the EU, Greece consistently supports Serbia’s European perspective. Excellent bilateral relations are further supported through the strong presence of Greek companies and the longstanding friendship between our people. Some of the challenges that both countries are currently facing haven’t altered the bigger picture.
Jadranka Joksimović

Jadranka Joksimović, Serbian Minister without portfolio Responsible for European integration

Friendship Stronger than Challenges

Bilateral ties between Greece and Serbia are excellent. We value strongly the support we receive from Greece on our EU path, and look forward to new and additional models of mutual economic cooperation, in spite of the challenges Greece is facing

Lambis Kounalakis, Minister Counselor, Head of the Economic and Commercial section at the Embassy of Greece

New pathways for cooperation

The construction of the Budapest – Belgrade railway, as well as Chinese investments in the port of Piraeus, will benefit both Greece and Serbia by accelerating the flow of goods through the Balkans

Georgios Papanastasiou (Alpha Bank Srbija), President of the HBA Management Board

Many Opportunities for Further Cooperation

The crisis provides an incentive to Greek investors to seek markets where they could expand their activities. In this sense, Serbia is becoming more attractive as there is finally clear consensus in the country on the importance of attracting foreign investors in order to reduce unemployment, and, even more importantly, the willingness to put to use their 'knowhow' and to develop a competitive economy.

Veljko Jovanović, Vice President of the Serbian Chamber of Commerce & Industry

Energy Sector and Renewables Most Interesting for Investment

Slight indicators of Greece exiting its economic recession could be a good start for improving cooperation and investment in the energy sector and renewable energy sources, tourism, food processing and the furniture industry

Fanina Kovačević-Popaz, Hellenic Business Association Executive Officer

Greek Companies Here to Stay

The Hellenic Business Association today has the largest number of members since its establishment, which is yet more proof that Greek companies have long-term plans for the Serbian market and that they represent a stable economic partner of Serbia.

Rita Lozinsky, CEO & Managing Director ALUMIL YU

Only Excellent is Good Enough

By adhering to the highest standards of the demanding international markets where Alumil does business, the company provides its clients from Balkan countries with an opportunity to develop and expand their respective businesses.

Petros Gemintzis, CEO of Hellenic Sugar

Hellenic Sugar Ready for Expansion

Our experience so far, and our potential, both corroborate expectations that Hellenic Sugar Serbia will become the leader of both Serbia and the region. Despite the fact that 2015 was the most perilous year for the sugar industry in Serbia, we meet 2016 with optimism.
Mediterranean food

Majo Hodžić, Director at Faststart doo -Hrana Mediterana

Inimitable Flavours of the Mediterranean

When our customers in Serbia know how to make a proper Greek salad and are able to recognise real feta cheese, high quality olives and olive oil, and to smell the aroma of good oregano, we will know that they have become real lovers of Mediterranean cuisine.
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BUSINESS

Greek Business Etiquette and Protocol

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