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  • For the Greek food and agriculture sector to understand that the role of innovation and recyclability is vital for its green growth is of high importance, because it has traditionally been one of the major export sectors for Greece and it will contribute to the greening of the financial system. New and innovative financing solutions, such as vendor finance, the inventory finance, leasing, factoring, crowdfunding, show that the financial sector responds to the needs of new business models. These first steps must be encouraged and scaled as the green investments are a sound investment.
  • While nimble startups chasing the next trend are exciting, the truth is that companies rarely succeed by adapting to market events. Rather, successful firms prevail by shaping the future. That can’t be done through agility alone, but takes years of preparation to achieve. The truth is that once you find yourself in a position where you need to adapt, it’s usually too late.
  • This will be the first time EU judges give their view on the disruptive sharing economy. The ruling will contribute to harmonise national laws, given the many restrictions imposed on Uber by local and national authorities across the EU. It could also have an impact on how authorities deal with other sharing economy players in other fields, such as Airbnb.
  • Questions remain about the long-term impact of the deal and the ability to enforce the quotas, the agreement was hailed by investors.
  • Student Lars Suanet (centre, left) presents Anneli Jäätteenmäki, Vice-President of the European Parliament, with the “Manifesto for the Digital Europe of Tomorrow” compiled by students from Huawei’s international training programme, Seeds for the Future. They are flanked by, right, Huawei Senior Vice-President Chen Lifang and, left, Tony Graziano, Vice-President of Huawei’s European Public Affairs and Communications Office in Brussels.

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