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Greek Tourism Minister to Visit Tunisia in 2017

At the invitation of the Tunisian Tourism Minister Selma Elloumi Rekik, Greek Tourism Minister Elena Kountoura will carry out a visit to Tunisia in 2017.
Posted On 23 Dec 2016

Greek Tourism Minister Calls For United Front

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.
Posted On 22 Dec 2016

Greek Parliament Votes in Favor of Island VAT Exemptions

The Greek Parliament voted in favor of suspending a planned VAT increase on islands of the northern and eastern Aegean for 2017.
Posted On 22 Dec 2016

Which Greek Islands will be Exempt from VAT Hike?

A number of Greek islands are to be exempt from a planned value-added tax (VAT) increase as of January 1, 2017.
Posted On 20 Dec 2016

Greek Marina Pros Slam Talks of New Docking Tax

Proposals of a tax applicable on mooring at private marinas in Greece has professionals up in arms, claiming an added levy will lead to financial damage.

Greek PM Pledges Relief Measures for Island Communities

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.
Posted On 14 Dec 2016

Erdogan’s Tactics Throw Off EU Visa Waiver Talks

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.
Posted On 14 Dec 2016

Bill for Short-term Rentals Goes to Greek Parliament

A bill set to regulate an ever-growing shadow economy in Greece, resulting from short-term rentals of residential properties, was tabled in parliament.
Posted On 13 Dec 2016

Greece Sharing Economy Bill Set for Parliament

A bill expected - once passed into law - to regulate an ever-growing shadow economy in Greece, is set to be tabled in parliament in the upcoming period.
Posted On 12 Dec 2016

Commission Action Plan to Tackle Travel Document Fraud

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.
Posted On 09 Dec 2016

Greek PM Suspends VAT Hike on Northern Aegean Islands

Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras has announced that the planned value-added tax (VAT) increase on islands of the northern and eastern Aegean will be suspended.
Posted On 08 Dec 2016

Commission Set to Change VAT Rules for Cross-border E-Commerce

The European Commission recently published a legislative proposal to modernize VAT rules for cross-border e-commerce.
Posted On 08 Dec 2016

E. Aegean Islanders Ringing Alarm Bells Ahead of 2017 Tax Hikes

Eastern Aegean island professionals are ringing alarm bells in view of VAT tax hikes to take effect January 1 and are calling on the government to apply taxation rates that were applicable in 2015.
Posted On 05 Dec 2016

Greece to Scrap Special Accommodation Sticker

The Economy and Development Ministry has tabled a draft law in parliament that abolishes a special operational sticker needed by tourist accommodation units (rooms and apartments) to operate legally in Greece.
Posted On 25 Nov 2016

Non-EU Travellers May Have to Pay €5 Fee to Enter Schengen Zone

People from visa-waiver countries may have to pay a five-euro fee to obtain authorisation to enter the Schengen Area, according to the European Commission’s proposal, unveiled recently.
Posted On 18 Nov 2016

Obama Salutes Greece, Inspires with Speech on Democracy

US President Barack Obama on Wednesday concluded his Greece visit with an inspiring speech on democracy and globalization.
Posted On 16 Nov 2016

Greece-US Partnership at a Glance

On occasion of President Barak Obama’s visit to Athens this week, the Greek Travel Pages (GTP) looks at key points of Greece’s relations with the United States.

Obama in Athens: Equal Chances for the Young, Meaningful Debt Relief

US President Barak Obama arrived in Athens on Tuesday bringing a message of support and hope as he had pledged ahead of his visit from the White House: austerity does not bring prosperity, and the young must have equal opportunities, he said after meeting with Prime Minister...
Posted On 15 Nov 2016

Greece Readies for US President Obama Visit

Outgoing US President Barack Obama will be in Athens on Tuesday and Wednesday, and will meet with government officials to discuss among other things ways for Greece to be given “meaningful debt relief” in efforts to offer the Greek people hope.
Posted On 14 Nov 2016

Greek Tourism Afloat Despite Capital Controls, Minister Kountoura Shares Experience

Tourism Minister Elena Kountoura shared the Greek experience in managing crises, during the International Travel Crisis Management Summit (ITCMS) that took place on Thursday at the Haberdashers' Hall in London.
Posted On 10 Nov 2016