Doing Business in Greece

EENI Business School & HA University


Syllabus of the Subject - Doing Business in Greece. Athens.

  1. Introduction to the Hellenic Republic (European Union)
  2. Economy of Greece: The largest merchant marine in the world
  3. Doing Business in Athens
  4. Greek Foreign Trade
  5. Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) in Greece
  6. Access to the Greek Market
  7. Business Plan for Greece

The goals of the subject “Doing Business in Greece” are the following:

  1. To analyse the Greek Economy and Foreign Trade
  2. To evaluate the business opportunities in the Greek Market
  3. To analyse the trade relations of Greece with the country of the student
  4. To know Greece's free trade agreements as a member of the European Union
  5. To develop a business plan for the Greek Market
The Subject (e-learning) “Foreign Trade and Business in Greece” is part of the following Higher Education Programs (Degrees, Masters, Doctorates) taught by EENI (Business School) and the Hispano-African University of International Business:
  1. Doctorate: Europe
  2. Professional Master's Programs (e-learning): Europe, International Business, Foreign Trade
  3. Bachelor's Degree in International Trade (e-learning)

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  1. Credits of the subject “Doing Business in Greece”: 1 ECTS
  2. Duration: one week

Students, e-learning, EENI (Business School) and HA University

Description of the Subject (Online Learning): Doing Business in Greece

The Hellenic Republic (Europe)

  1. Capital: Athens. Other important cities: Thessaloniki, Piraeus, Patras, Heraklion and Lárisa
  2. Official Language: Greek
  3. Area: 131,957 square kilometres
  4. Population: 11 million people
  5. Type of Government: Parliamentary Republic
  6. Borders of Greece: Albania, Macedonia, Bulgaria and Turkey
  7. Religion in Greece: Orthodoxy (Christianity)
  8. Greece belongs to the Orthodox Civilisation (European Economic Area)
  9. Greece became independent del Ottoman Empire (Turkey) in 1830
  10. Greece, through the Roman empire, was the chrysalis of the Western civilisation

Economy of Greece.

  1. Greece is an advanced high-income economy (World Bank)
  2. The Hellenic Republic has suffered a deep economic crisis since 2008 (reduction of 25 of the Greek GDP in five years), although everything seems to indicate that slowly begins to overcome its crisis
  3. Greece represents the 15th economy of the European Union
  4. Greek GDP (nominal): 238,023 million dollars
    1. Services: 85%
    2. Industry: 12%
    3. Primary Sector: 3%
  5. Greek GDP per capita: 21,623 dollars
  6. Currency: Euro
  7. Greece is a member of the European Union since 1981
  8. Greece receives about 15.5 million tourists a year
  9. The Greek merchant marine is the largest in the world (4.5% of Greek GDP, 15% of global cargo capacity)
  10. Other important Greek sectors are the industrial production, foods, textiles, chemical products, mining and petroleum
  11. Headquarters of the European Centre for the Development of Vocational Training (Cedefop): Thessaloniki

Greek Foreign Trade.

  1. Greece is the main actor in the Balkans, with strong investments in Albania, Bulgaria, Romania and Serbia. Many of these investments are made in the banking sector
  2. Top Greek exports are the petroleum, aluminium, electrical equipment, pharmaceutical products, plastics, vegetables, fruits
  3. Top Greek exports destinations are Italy, Germany, Turkey, Cyprus, Bulgaria
  4. Main Greek imports are the petroleum, electrical equipment, pharmaceutical products, machinery
  5. Top suppliers: Germany, Italy, Russia, Iraq, China
  6. As a member of the European Union, Greece is the beneficiary of the EU Free trade agreements with South Africa, Mexico, MERCOSUR, Chile, Colombia, etc

International Economic Relations of Greece

  1. Adriatic-Ionian Initiative
  2. Organisation of the Black Sea Economic Cooperation
  3. International Chamber of Commerce
  4. European Union
  5. International Monetary Fund (IMF)
  6. Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD)
  7. World Trade Organisation
  8. Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE)
  9. World Bank
  10. Asia-Europe Economic Meeting (ASEM)
  11. United Nations
  12. Group of States of the Council of Europe Convention against the corruption (GRECO)
  13. Organisation for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE)
  14. European Investment Bank (EIB)
  15. European Bank for Reconstruction and Development
  16. Regional Cooperation Council

Examples of the subject - Foreign Trade and Business in Greece:
Adriatic-Ionian Initiative

European Union-Central America Free Trade Agreement (Course)

Black Sea Economic Cooperation (BSEC)

European Union-Jordan Association Agreement

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