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EC Takes Action for Open and Connected Aviation Markets

In efforts to safeguard competition, facilitate investments and boost efficiency in aviation, the European Commission has announced new measures as part of its Aviation Strategy for Europe.

EC Updates EU Air Safety List, Adds Four Carriers

Four carriers from Nigeria, Ukraine and Zimbabwe were added to the revised EU Air Safety List, while all airlines from Benin and Mozambique were removed.

Greek Bathing Water Quality Top Notch, says European Environment Agency

The European Environment Agency announced that the waters at beaches across Greece meet excellent quality standards and are free from pollutants.

Greek Government Seeks to Upgrade 23 Airports via PPPs

The Greek government aims to prompt public-private partnerships (PPPs) towards the upgrade and modernization of 23 regional airports.

Commission Facilitates State Investment in Ports, Airports with Simpler Rules

The European Commission has simplified rules on state aid in order to facilitate public investments in airports and ports towards job creation and growth.

EU Welcomes US, Canadian Travelers Visa-free

US and Canada nationals traveling to Europe will not need a visa due to the "significant progress achieved during the last year”, the European Commission said.

1st Int’l Western Silk Road Workshop in Greece Paves Way for Synergies in Tourism

Representatives from 33 countries exchanged best practices on how to advance the contribution of tourism to sustainable development goals, during the 1st International Western Silk Road Workshop in Alexandroupolis, northeastern Greece.

Commission to Clamp Down on Tricky Booking Sites

The European Commission and consumer protection authorities are calling on 235 travel-related websites to bring their practices in line with EU consumer legislation or face penalties.

EU Leaders Sign Rome Declaration: ‘Europe is our Common Future’

Celebrating the 60th anniversary of their founding treaty, EU leaders signed the Rome Declaration, which proclaimed "Europe is our common future."
Posted On 25 Mar 2017

Commission: Fraport Greek Airports Deal in Line with EU Law

Greek government agreements with Fraport Greece for the management of 14 regional airports are in accordance with EU law, the European Commission said.

EU Re-adopts Decision to Fine Air Cargo Carriers Over ‘Price-fixing’

The European Commission has re-adopted a cartel decision against 11 air cargo carriers and imposed a fine of some 776 million euros for operating a "price–fixing cartel".
Posted On 17 Mar 2017

Commission Approves Visa Validation at E. Aegean Island Ports

A visa facilitation pilot program that allows non-European Union citizens from Turkish ports to visit select Greek islands has been extended by one year.

All-year Tourism, Innovation on Tziallas’ Commission Agenda

Greek Secretary General for Tourism Policy and Development, Yiorgos Tziallas, recently met with senior officials from the European Commission in Brussels.
Posted On 15 Mar 2017

European Commission Outlines 5 Scenarios for Future of the EU

The European Commission on Wednesday presented a White Paper that outlines five possible paths for the EU to take in the coming years.
Posted On 01 Mar 2017

Commission: Greek Economy Showing Signs of Sustained Recovery

The Greek economy is showing signs of sustained recovery, according to the European Commission's Winter 2017 Economic Forecast for Greece.
Posted On 13 Feb 2017

Greece to Request Commission Re-examine Pilot Visa Plan Decision

Greece will request that the European Commission re-examine its decision to prohibit visa clearance at Eastern Aegean island ports through a pilot program.
Posted On 09 Feb 2017

EU Decides Against Visa Validation at E. Aegean Island Ports

Alternate Foreign Minister Giorgos Katrougalos has informed that the European Commission will not approve of visa validation at Eastern Aegean island ports.
Posted On 08 Feb 2017

EC Opens Antitrust Probe into EU Hotels Online Pricing

Hotel accommodation, consumer electronics and video games sectors have come under the scrutiny of the European Commission.
Posted On 07 Feb 2017

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

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