Meeting with Ebru Öcalir-Akünal
Ebru Öcalir-Akünal, Gazi Üniversitesi. Ankara. Discussing the European pattern of urban planning in the construction of new modern Asian metropolises like Ankara.
The Marmaray Project, Istanbul
Meeting at Kumport
Institute of International Economic Relations
Angelos Bentis, Institute of International Economic Relations, Athens. Discussing Greece’s paradox identity as a gateway between Europe and Asia based on its heroic past and pragmatic present.
Meeting with Jens Bastian
Jens Bastian, Independent Economic Consultant and Financial Sector Analyst, Athens. Discussing China’s adaptability to the European modus operandi.
Sotirios Theofanis and Panagiotis Michalopoulos
Discussing the old Greek maritime identity connecting the world since thousands of years and Thessaloniki‘s role as gateway to South Eastern Europe.