Greece is laying out the red carpet to try and entice UK-based owners and insurance firms to consider setting up shop in the Mediterranean nation post-Brexit.
“We’re in contact with five large ship insurance brokers who are considering various EU member countries for the transfer of their headquarters,” shipping minister Panagiotis Kouroumblis told Bloomberg in an interview in Pireaus.
Athens is also in touch with UK-based Greek owners to see if they would consider coming home after the UK exits the European Union.
The shipping ministry is also working with the Hellenic Capital Markets Commission to attract Greek shipowners to the Athens exchange, rather than other bourses, to issue a bond. A first such bond issue is likely this September.