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GREECE: family business

Jobs, Living By 30 septiembre, 2015 No Comments

by Vaso N. Charitopoulou

For centuries, the backbone of the Greek economy has been small and medium-sized (SME) family enterprises. Children received early training in the tasks of the family business, while the orientation of their studies usually served business purposes. Today, the role of SMEs is still crucial, since an overwhelming proportion of Greek enterprises (exceeding 80%) remains small and medium-sized family enterprises.

FRENCH ENTREPRENEURS: Paris is top!

Jobs, Living By 29 septiembre, 2015 No Comments

On average, employees in France work longer hours than in Germany: 44.3 hrs vs. 42.9 hrs for managers, and 36.2 hrs vs. 34.5 hrs for non-managers. (Eurostat, 2014). France is ranked sixth in the world for hourly labor productivity, ahead of Germany (7th) and the United Kingdom (13th). Compare France with other European countries and they can look pretty industrious, but guess what?  

MADRID: Geführt von Christine Giesen

Culture, Living By 29 septiembre, 2015 No Comments

von Christine Giesen

Die Stadt Madrid ist so etwas wie die schöne Unbekannte unter den Hauptstädten Europas. Wer den Namen Paris hört, assoziiert ihn mit dem Eiffelturm oder Notre-Dame. Bei London denken wir an Westminster oder die Tower Bridge, zu Rom kommen uns spontan das Kolosseum oder der Petersdom in den Sinn, selbst wenn wir all diese Metropolen nie besucht haben.

LANGUAGE: Bilingualism is tolerance

Jobs, Living, Study By 25 septiembre, 2015 No Comments

By understanding the effects being bilingual has on the brain, we can begin to see the enormous benefits speaking more than one language has on the human soul. Not only does it better connect us to the world and people around us, but multiple languages help us connect to ourselves. We become more tolerant by living in two different cultures and worlds. We also have more words and ways to express ourselves. Bilingualism is tolerance

GASTRONOMY: Food Markets & Food Trucks

Jobs, Living By 23 septiembre, 2015 No Comments

The Food sector is becoming the most stable in crisis time. Food trucks and Food markets are popping up everywhere around Europe from Cologne to Madrid. In the Spanish the Madreat Festival once a month has grown from around 15 vintage trucks selling food to about 70. A business of used trucks converted into driving vintage restaurants has become a big business and has created a couple of thousand jobs in the big cities.