Greece's Council of State has ruled against a 2014 decision by the serving development minister to allow the optional operation of shops across Attica and elsewhere on random Sundays throughout the year.
If you're traveling to the Greek islands of Ios, Amorgos, Skopelos, Folegandros, Kythnos, Serifos, Sikinos, Anafi, Kimolos, Iraklia Donoussa Thirasia, Schinoussa, Koufonissia, then be ready to pay more for accommodation, fuel as well as basic food staples.
Greek Tourism Minister Elena Kountoura recently met with a cross-party group of MPs responsible for tourism to discuss challenges, issues and ways to enhance their cooperation towards bolstering the sector.
Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras pledged to upgrade infrastructure, redesign coastal shipping, enhance transportation, support agriculture and local production, and boost local entrepreneurship in efforts to improve the standard of living on Greek island communities.
Turkey’s negotiating card - stemming the growing refugee influx from its shores into Greece and the EU in return for visa-free travel within the Schengen Area - seems to be losing ground as EU officials appeared divided on Tuesday, saying Turkey still had a long way to go.
In efforts to stem terrorism and organized crime and improve border protection and migration management, the European Commission has announced a new action plan aimed at enhancing the security of travel documents.