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Δευτέρα, 30 Απριλίου 2018

ΜοΚΕτου ΟΠΑ: "Ημέρα Καριέρας Startups"





15 νεοφυείςεπιχειρήσεις και 200 φοιτητές συμμετείχαν στην "Ημέρα Καριέρας Startups" της ΜοΚΕτου ΟΠΑ

Την Πέμπτη19 Απριλίου 2018πραγματοποιήθηκε με μεγάλη επιτυχία η“Ημέρα Καριέρας Startups”από τηΜονάδα Καινοτομίας και Επιχειρηματικότητας (ΜοΚΕ)του Οικονομικού Πανεπιστημίου Αθηνών (ΟΠΑ),στις εγκαταστάσεις του Κέντρου Επιχειρηματικότητας και Καινοτομίας, ACEin.


H"Ημέρα Καριέρας Startups"διοργανώνεται από τη ΜοΚΕ του ΟΠΑ τα τελευταία5 χρόνια,φέρνοντας σε επαφήπάνω από 800 φοιτητές και αποφοίτους του ΟΠΑ με περισσότερες από 80 νεοφυείς επιχειρήσεις.

Τη φετινή εκδήλωση υποστήριξεη CollegeLinkπου εξειδικεύεται στην εύρεση εργασίας νέων.

Στην εκδήλωση συμμετείχαν 15 νεοφυείς επιχειρήσεις και περίπου 200 προπτυχιακοί και μεταπτυχιακοί φοιτητές, και απόφοιτοι του ΟΠΑ. Παράλληλα με τις συναντήσεις, οι φοιτητές και απόφοιτοι είχαν την ευκαιρία να λάβουν συμβουλευτική καθοδήγηση σε θέματα σύνταξης του βιογραφικού τους σημειώματος από εξειδικευμένους συμβούλους των εταιρειών Imwκαι Βιογραφικό Reloaded.

Στην εκδήλωση παρευρέθηκαν ο Καθηγητής Εμμανουήλ Γιακουμάκης, Πρύτανης του Οικονομικού Πανεπιστημίου Αθηνών, ο Καθηγητής Βλάσης Σταθακόπουλος, Επιστημονικός Υπεύθυνος της Δομής Απασχόλησης και Σταδιοδρομίας του ΟΠΑ, και η Αναπληρώτρια Καθηγήτρια Ειρήνη Βουδούρη, Υπεύθυνη της ΜοΚΕ του ΟΠΑ, οι οποίοι καλωσόρισαν και συνομίλησαν με φοιτητές, αποφοίτους, και εταιρείες.



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Itinerary for Monday, April 30, 2018

April 29, 2018
Ottawa, Ontario

Itinerary for the Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau, for Monday, April 30, 2018:
All times local.
Vancouver, British-Columbia
9:45 a.m. The Prime Minister will participate in an announcement with Amazon. A media availability will follow.
349 West Georgia Street
Note for media:
  • Open coverage
  • Media are asked to arrive no later than 9 a.m. at the 680 Homer Street entrance to register.
11:15 a.m. The Prime Minister will participate in a roundtable discussion with Vancouver business leaders.
Vancouver Economic Commission
401 West Georgia Street
Note for media:
  • Photo opportunity at the beginning of the meeting
  • Media are asked to arrive no later than 10:45 a.m. in the first floor lobby to register 

Reminder - Itinerary for Sunday, April 29, 2018

April 28, 2018
Ottawa, Ontario

Itinerary for the Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau, for Sunday, April 29, 2018:
Toronto, Ontario
7 p.m. The Prime Minister will attend the #TorontoStrong Vigil for those who have been affected by the tragedy in Toronto that took place on Monday, April 23.
Mel Lastman Square
5100 Yonge Street
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  • Open coverage

Itinerary for Sunday, April 29, 2018

April 28, 2018
Ottawa, Ontario

Itinerary for the Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau, for Sunday, April 29, 2018:
Toronto, Ontario
7 p.m. The Prime Minister will attend the #TorontoStrong Vigil for those who have been affected by the tragedy in Toronto that took place on Monday, April 23.
Mel Lastman Square
5100 Yonge Street
Note for media:
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EU interesting latest news

 
PRESS
 
Council of the European Union  
 
28/04/2018

  
Presidency press release after the second day of the informal ECOFIN meeting of 28 April 2018, Sofia, Bulgaria


Read the full press release (PDF).
27/4/2018 

Remarks by President Donald Tusk at the press conference of the Brdo-Brijuni summit

Good evening. Let me first of all thank you President Ivanov for hosting us. It is a true pleasure and honour to be involved in the Brdo-Brijuni process.
Let me also acknowledge the relentless efforts of Presidents Grabar-Kitarović and Pahor and their personal engagement in this process. Reconciliation in this part of Europe is important for the whole continent, for our stability, peace and prosperity.
I will limit myself to only a few remarks.
This week I have been travelling through the entire region. I came to the Western Balkans with a clear message from the leaders of all European Union Member States: we remain steadfast in our offer of a European perspective to the region. You can count on us.
And these are not empty words. These are hard facts. Just an example: if we look at the Western Balkan countries' total trade, 73% is with the EU. Twelve times bigger than China. 15 times more than Russia.
But of course the EU is not only about trade, investment and money. It is first and foremost about what kind of societies we want to be. Having lived the first part of my life under a communist regime, I have no doubt whatsoever about the best direction for citizens. But this is a choice, a decision, and work that only you in the region can undertake. Of course with the full support of your friends in the European Union.
Today, we discussed the importance of going further and enhancing connectivity within the region and with the European Union. We will continue these discussions next month in Sofia.
To conclude: positive developments are also possible in the Western Balkans. We have seen that recently with the border demarcation agreement between Pristina and Podgorica, as well as the Treaty on Friendship between Skopje and Sofia. We need more such positive developments.
During my roundtrip in the region, capital by capital, I have again become a cautious optimist. It is possible that the history of the Balkans, a kind of a never ending horror movie can turn into an Oscar winning production with “a happy end”.
What I heard today from Korea and what I have experienced here in the Balkans in the last days should be a positive memento to all: that the impossible can become possible, and that it depends entirely on the good will and courage of individual people. Thank you.

Council of the European Union  
 
27/04/2018 

  
Presidency press release after the first day of the informal ECOFIN meeting of 27 April 2018, Sofia, Bulgaria


Read the full press release (PDF).

"NEA ΔΗΜΟΚΡΑΤΙΑ" ενημέρωση


Ομιλία του Προέδρου της Νέας Δημοκρατίας κ. Κυριάκου Μητσοτάκη στους Τομεάρχες
 


Κατεβάστε την Ομιλία του Προέδρου εδώ.
Αθήνα, 29 Απριλίου 2018

Ο Πρόεδρος της Νέας Δημοκρατίας κ. Κυριάκος Μητσοτάκης επισκέφθηκε σήμερα τη Νεάπολη Λακωνίας. Κατά τη διάρκεια της επίσκεψής του έκανε βόλτα στον παραλιακό δρόμο της πόλης, όπου συνομίλησε με κατοίκους. Επίσης, μετέβη στο Δημαρχείο, όπου ενημερώθηκε για τα τοπικά προβλήματα από τον Δήμαρχο Μονεμβασιάς, κ. Ηρακλή Τριχείλη, την αντιπεριφερειάρχη Λακωνίας, κυρία Ντία Τζανετέα, καθώς και από δημοτικούς συμβούλους.

Με τη σημερινή του επίσκεψη ο Πρόεδρος της Νέας Δημοκρατίας τήρησε μια παλαιότερη υπόσχεσή του, καθώς κατά την τελευταία περιοδεία του στη Λακωνία δεν είχε προλάβει να επισκεφθεί τη Νεάπολη.


Αθήνα, 29 Απριλίου 2018

Από το Γραφείο Τύπου της Νέας Δημοκρατίας, εκδόθηκε η ακόλουθη ανακοίνωση:

«Η προκλητική παραχάραξη της Ιστορίας από τον Ταγίπ Ερντογάν δεν υπηρετεί αλλά υπονομεύει τις σχέσεις των δυο κρατών και των λαών μας.

Η προεκλογική περίοδος στην Τουρκία δεν είναι ούτε μπορεί να θεωρηθεί άλλοθι για τέτοιες απολύτως απαράδεκτες θέσεις.

Άλλωστε η Ιστορία έχει καταγράψει ανεξίτηλα τη διαχρονική πορεία και τη συμπεριφορά τόσο της Τουρκίας όσο και της Ελλάδας.

Και αυτό δεν αλλάζει».

Αθήνα, 28 Απριλίου 2018
            
Ο Τομεάρχης Εθνικής Άμυνας της Νέας Δημοκρατίας, βουλευτής Α' Αθηνών, κ. Βασίλης Κικίλιας, σχετικά με την απόφαση του ΚΥΣΕΑ για την αναβάθμιση των F-16, έκανε την ακόλουθη δήλωση:

«Η Νέα Δημοκρατία ήταν από τη πρώτη στιγμή υπέρ της αναβάθμισης της επιχειρησιακής δυνατότητας των ελληνικών μαχητικών αεροσκαφών F-16.  Θα περιμένουμε όλες τις λεπτομέρειες της συμφωνίας για να τοποθετηθούμε αναλυτικά». 

«Θολό τοπίο για το ζήτημα της συλλογικής διαχείρισης δικαιωμάτων»
 

Αθήνα, 27 Απριλίου 2018

 Η Τομεάρχης Πολιτισμού και Αθλητισμού της Νέας Δημοκρατίας, βουλευτής Α’ Αθηνών κυρία Όλγα Κεφαλογιάννη, για το ζήτημα της συλλογικής διαχείρισης των δικαιωμάτων, έκανε την ακόλουθη δήλωση:

«Η Υπουργός Πολιτισμού και Αθλητισμού, κυρία Λυδία Κονιόρδου, εμμένοντας στα  λάθη του παρελθόντος, όχι μόνον αγνοεί τη βαθιά ανησυχία του καλλιτεχνικού κόσμου, αλλά την εντείνει. 

Μετά την ψήφιση της ασαφούς και πρόχειρα καταρτισμένης τροπολογίας, που υποδεικνύει προσωρινά την οριακή συνταγματικά λύση της κρατικοποίησης των πνευματικών δικαιωμάτων, έχει και πάλι εφησυχάσει.

Η πρόσφατη επιστολή του Γενικού Διευθυντή του παγκόσμιου δικτύου οργανισμών πνευματικών δημιουργών CISAC προς την Υπουργό Πολιτισμού και Αθλητισμού, κυρία Λυδία Κονιόρδου, προκαλεί περαιτέρω ανησυχία.
  
Mετά το μπαράζ λανθασμένων χειρισμών και καθυστερήσεων στο ιδιαιτέρως σοβαρό ζήτημα της συλλογικής διαχείρισης δικαιωμάτων, η ηγεσία του ΥΠΠΟΑ πρέπει, απέναντι στην δικαιολογημένη αβεβαιότητα του καλλιτεχνικού κόσμου, να απαντήσει  επιτέλους με ουσιαστικές και βιώσιμες λύσεις».

U.S.A.'s news

REAL NEWS PRESIDENT TRUMP DOESN'T WANT YOU TO MISS


The Washington Post
On Thursday, the Senate confirmed Mike Pompeo as America’s 70th Secretary of State. In a statement, President Donald J. Trump called Pompeo—who has served as Director of the CIA since last year—a “patriot” who has “immense talent, energy, and intellect.”
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Washington Examiner
President Trump directed the Department of Homeland Security this week to “block large groups of migrants who have begun to arrive at the U.S.-Mexico border and apply for asylum as refugees from Central America,” Anna Giaritelli reports.
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- CNBC
The first official state visit of the Trump Administration took place earlier this week at the White House. President Trump sat down with French President Emmanuel Macron over the course of several days to discuss trade, security, and a range of other bilateral issues.
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- CNN
“When President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump arrived on the White House South Lawn Tuesday morning to formally welcome French President Emmanuel Macron and his wife, Brigitte, one thing was clear,” Betsy Klein and Kate Bennett write. “The first lady commanded attention.”
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- Bloomberg
Apple CEO Tim Cook met with President Trump in the Oval Office on Wednesday. “Looking forward to my meeting with Tim Cook of Apple,” the President tweeted before the two men sat down. “We will be talking about many things, including how the U.S. has been treated unfairly for many years, by many countries, on trade.”
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CBS News
For the second year in a row, President Trump welcomed participants from the Wounded Warrior Project’s Soldier Ride to the White House on Thursday. The Soldier Ride brings together wounded veterans and service members for a four-day adaptive cycling program.



The SBA is now on Instagram - @SBAgov







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4:00 p.m. ET - Explore best practices for small businesses interested in acquiring new customers and driving more revenue by harnessing new technology during the "Next Wave in Digital Commerce" panel discussion.
6:15 p.m. ET- Tune in as SBA Administrator Linda McMahon shares her business story during an armchair interview moderated by Tom Sullivan, Vice President of Small Business Policy at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce.
7:00 p.m. ET- Join us as we honor National Small Business Week award winners in categories such as Small Business Investment Company of the Year, Jody C. Raskind Lender of the Year, SBA resource partners and disaster recovery.

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Participate in all the webinars or pick and choose the topics you like. You will also have the opportunity to meet other business owners and chat with industry experts. The Virtual Conference offers all the best parts of an in-person conference, but without the hassle of traveling. Webinar topics include:
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The U.S. Economic Outlook and Its Impact on Small Businesses
Managing Your Finances in the Cloud
Grow Your Business in 2018
Simple Steps to Choosing the Right Financing
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RUSSIA's latest


Meeting of the Government Commission on Monitoring Foreign Investment
28 April 2018 13:00 Gorki, Moscow Region


Dmitry Medvedev: The Commission was established 10 years ago. Since then, it has reviewed 229 investment proposals. Over the past three years alone the Russian economy has attracted over $16 billion through deals approved by the Commission.

Excerpts from Dmitry Medvedev’s opening remarks:





Meeting of the Government Commission on Monitoring Foreign Investment

The Commission was established 10 years ago with the adoption of a federal law to this effect. Since then, it has reviewed 229 investment proposals and approved most of them. About five percent of the applications were turned down.

Over the past three years alone the Russian economy attracted more than $16 billion through deals approved by the Commission. To some extent, this is attributable to our efforts to improve laws on foreign investment monitoring. We were guided by the domestic experience in this area as well as the best global practices and the overall environment. Specifically, some contracts can be approved automatically by filing a notification. We also specified the list of strategic activities and streamlined controls.

While opening up specific sectors of the Russian economy to foreign investors, we were extremely cautious and followed a balanced approach. We will act in the same manner moving forward. There are projects in sensitive areas related to public interests and affecting public health and safety in one way or another, which means that they should be subject to constant and effective monitoring.

Despite the challenges in the global economy, and despite the political environment and the pressure our country is facing, foreign investors are as eager as ever to invest in Russia’s strategic companies. Companies from Europe, the Arab world and Asia-Pacific have shown interest. Of course, more often than not business people are more perceptive and farsighted compared to politicians from other countries.

Today, we will review applications for carrying out transactions with strategic assets in various industries: transport engineering, power generation and many others. Make no mistake, despite the current environment we are still open to cooperation with those who are ready to promote their projects in our country. For us, this is a long-term strategy.

The logic behind this is straightforward: steady economic growth requires major investment, new competitive production facilities and breakthrough technology, including those developed as part of import substitution. To deliver on this vision, we need highly skilled specialists, professional managers and in some cases foreign technology. This is why we are striving to make sure that investors can operate in a stable macroeconomic environment, which we have been quite good at over the past few years. In fact, the economy is growing once again, the inflation is low, tax rates stable and so is the banking sector. Promoting the Eurasian integration project gives us a number of advantages that are relatively new.

We will keep up our efforts to improve the business climate, streamline oversight and cut red tape by introducing online services and a number of other improvements to assist businesses.

Excerpts from Dmitry Medvedev’s interview with the Vesti v Subbotu (News on Saturday) programme
28 April 2018 12:00


The Prime Minister answered the questions of Sergei Brilyov, the programme’s host.





Dmitry Medvedev in an interview with the Vesti v Subbotu Saturday news programme on Rossiya 1 television channel

Dmitry Medvedev: In the past six years, the Government has worked in unprecedented conditions, which include unfavourable changes in the global economy and on the hydrocarbons market, as well as sanctions, starting with those imposed on Russia in 2014. All of this taken together formed a group of shocks the kind of which our country has not encountered in its recent history, not even during the 1998 crisis. It was a very deep crisis, but we were not denied access to [international] financial markets. Some countries even tried to help us out at that difficult time. But in 2014 and later on, we were left to our own devices. We have no access to international funding, and sanctions have been slapped on Russian companies and individuals. The situation has been compounded by low prices on hydrocarbons, which are our main export items. I am referring to oil and gas, of course. It has been a difficult period, but on the other hand, it has helped us mobilise. In light of this, the goals we have attained in that period look very impressive.

Despite the conditions, despite tough competition in the world, we still retain the crucial positions as an exporting country. We are number one natural gas exporter in the world. We hold second place in oil exports and third place in coal exports. In this respect we have not ceded our positions. Another area that is also very important for the normal life in the country is food. It is true that we currently provide ourselves with our own food to a considerable degree. We had an unprecedented harvest, the biggest in our country’s history – and this is if we look at the Russian Empire, the Soviet Union and the Russian Federation in the present borders – 135 million tonnes. We are the world’s largest wheat exporter.

In terms of the labour market, as of today we have the lowest unemployment, just less than 5 percent. This is a record low figure. It is much better than in Europe, there is no doubt about that, because if we look at southern European countries, their unemployment rate does not fall below 20 to 25 percent. And it stands at 7-9 percent in most developed countries. But it is key that we somehow started the programme of transition from the current economic paradigm to a more advanced one, which means creating as many hi-tech jobs as possible.

The economy largely depends on the people. Decisions made by foreign countries or international organisations such as OPEC, regional conflicts, or something else, even natural disasters – all of that has an impact on the global economy. Such actions definitely affected both our stock market and the currency market. But now everything has settled down since there were no deep-rooted reasons.

As for the latest US sanctions, it is outrageous and obnoxious. This is tantamount to a non-competitive fight against Russian companies. The companies against which the sanctions have been introduced, some of them are very large and others hold first or second place in the world in some sectors, for example, in the aluminium sector. This means that the Americans are protecting their market. This is protectionism. They are fighting against China and Europe, and they are also fighting Russian companies under the pretext that we are misbehaving. They have also introduced personal sanctions against Russian companies. I believe that this is non-competitive behaviour.

By the way, the Americans have always behaved like this. Even when they advanced political conditions, they did so to protect their market and to promote their economic agenda. This has always surprised me. They made political or humanitarian complaints against us, and then they said they have economic interests here or there, including in Russia, and that we must stay away from them. Yes, this is an entirely separate agenda, and purportedly we cannot have anything to do with it. But of course, we will always respond to such actions.

To a large degree, this situation has encouraged us to rethink our views on Russia’s place in the world. First, the policy of containing Russia is a strategic line. Our international partners will continue to pursue it regardless of how our country may be called. They did this with regard to the Russian Empire, and they did this many times with regard to the Soviet Union and Russia. Therefore, we must adjust to it. Import substitution, the development of our economy and the improvement of our social institutions are the only response we can make. There is no alternative to it. This is why we will act from the assumption that sanctions will remain in place for a long time, especially considering the latest sanctions bill. The Americans not only adopted it and had it approved by the Congress. They have also bound their presidents, the incumbent and the future ones, hand and foot. They have paralysed them to prevent them from lifting the anti-Russia sanctions. We must bear this in mind when planning our economic development for decades ahead. Nothing good ever comes of this. This will entail losses for us and for the Europeans. The Americans’ losses will be smaller, because the volume of our trade with them is not large. But they will sustain losses nevertheless. Therefore, sanctions in themselves are a bad thing, and they will influence our development for many years. But the main thing is that we are aware of this and that we have created instruments for responding to this pressure. We have passed the stress test. We have survived. Our economy lives, and our social sphere is improving.

The State Duma is discussing a draft law on our response to the new US sanctions, and the Government is preparing conclusions regarding this law. It is clear that we must take several things into account when preparing and adopting this law – because we do need to respond to the Americans’ actions. First, we must not harm ourselves, because we should act pragmatically. Even when something annoys us – and the Americans are behaving obnoxiously, as I have said, we must not do any harm to ourselves. Second, the reply, whether symmetric or asymmetric, must be painful. Why deal half-hearted blows that will not bring any result? No, we must take painful measures. At the same time, I believe that the draft law we are talking about must include a provision allowing the President or the Government to impose individual sanctions on any person or entity that is a US resident. This would be a symmetrical response. They take decisions against our individuals simply because they do not like them, and we must have the right to do the same. If they do not like some of our companies, we must have the right to act likewise with regard to their companies. This does not mean that we should make decisions on entire sectors right away or take other similar actions. We must stipulate a relevant decision by the President and the Government. Moreover, even if the law includes these provisions, it does not mean that they should be applied automatically. I believe this is very important.

Another thing that looks important to me is that all these sanctions are clearly spearheaded against Russia’s interests. In essence, they aim to destroy our social and political system and to harm our economy as well as individuals. In this case, compliance with these actions by our citizens should be considered an offence. Nobody should comply with these US sanctions, and violators should be liable administratively or criminally.

By the way, under US law, compliance with decisions of a foreign state that are harmful to the United States is considered a crime.

As for the WTO, there is no alternative to this international trade organisation, no matter what some countries and national leaders do. It has many problems and inconsistencies, and the Doha Round of trade negotiations appears to be endless. But without the WTO international trade would be completely unregulated.

Without a doubt, we will maintain our countersanctions or response restrictions, because our EU and American partners have recently extended their sanctions. They cannot be lifted other than by a reciprocal decision. Besides, our farmers applauded the countersanctions that curtailed food imports from Europe. They are asking us to extend them. In fact, this has protected our food security. Our record harvests and milk yields and the high results in livestock breeding and crops are all connected with our response restrictions.

As for state support for the companies on which the new US sanctions have been imposed, these are large companies, which is exactly why the state should support them. We should definitely provide assistance for the manufacturing companies that are on the new sanctions list so their personnel – tens of thousands of people around the country – do not lose their jobs and so these companies can continue to develop. This is the logic of our support.

Meeting with Council of Legislators


On the Day of Russian Parliamentarism, Vladimir Putin met with the Federal Assembly’s Council of Legislators. By tradition, the meeting took place at the Tavrichesky (Tauride) Palace.
April 27, 2018
16:00
St Petersburg






At the meeting with the Federal Assembly’s Council of Legislators.

The discussion focused on the implementation of the Presidential Address to the Federal Assembly by representative bodies of state authority, the development of the legal framework to control the quality of medical services and the development of digital economy in the regions.

Co-chairs of the Council of Legislators, including Federation Council Speaker Valentina Matviyenko, State Duma Speaker Vyacheslav Volodin, Kaliningrad Regional Duma Speaker Larisa Orgeyeva and Chair of the Vladimir Region Legislative Assembly Vladimir Kiselev delivered reports.

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