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UNWTO and European Commission Share Joint Vision for Tourism’s Future

UNWTO has joined the European Commission in emphasizing the importance of jobs, education and investments for achieving the shared vision for a revitalized tourism sector.

Commission Forecasts 6% Growth for Greece this Year and Drop to 1% in 2023

The Commission is forecasting 6% growth for Greece this year, double the eurozone average, but sees high energy costs and inflation leading to a considerable slowdown to 1% in 2023.

European Commission: New Rules for Short-term Accommodation Rentals

The European Commission has presented a set of proposed rules to regulate short-term accommodation rentals and help authorities ensure balanced tourism development.

Commission: No More Enhanced Surveillance Status for Greece

Greece exits enhanced surveillance status on August 20 two years ahead of schedule and after the early repayment of bailout loans to the International Monetary Fund (IMF).

EU Transport Commissioner: Greece Leading the World in Shipping

“Greece leads the world in shipping,” said EU Transport Commissioner Adina Valean opening the first post-Covid “Posidonia 2022” shipping exhibition in Athens.

EU Commissioner for Transport to Attend Posidonia 2022 Shipping Expo in Greece

The European Commissioner for Transport Adina Valean will attend this year’s Posidonia exhibition, the shipping industry’s most prestigious event, in Greece.

Commission Sets Growth for Greece at 3.5%

Greece’s real GDP will grow by 3.5% in 2022 and remain high at 3.1% in 2023, driven by a full tourism comeback, the European Commission said in its Spring Economic Forecast.

European Commission Proposes Visa-free Travel to the EU for Qatar and Kuwait Nationals

The European Commission has proposed short-stay visa-free travel to the EU for Qatari and Kuwaiti citizens to strengthen business ties and facilitate travel, tourism and family visits.

Commission Urges EU States to Terminate ‘Golden Passport’ Schemes

The European Commission is calling on EU states to take immediate action on golden visa schemes as these "threaten security and facilitate corruption" particularly in view of the Russia-Ukraine war.

European Travel Commission Stands in Solidarity with Ukraine

The European Travel Commission (ETC), representing national tourism organisations of Europe, condemns the military aggression by the Russian Federation and expressed solidarity with the people of Ukraine.

Greece Ready to Receive First Payment from NextGenerationEU, Says Commission

Greece has achieved the first 15 milestones in its recovery and resilience plan and is expected to soon receive 3.6 billion euros in funds from NextGenerationEU.

EU Commission: Tourist Flows Lift Greece Economy in 2021

Healthier tourist flows to Greece over the summer helped the Greek economy reclaim a significant part of Covid-19-induced losses, according to the European Commission.

Commission Proposes Extending EU Covid-19 Travel Pass by a Year

As part of ongoing efforts to facilitate safe travel, the European Commission proposed extending the use of the EU Digital Covid Certificate by a year.

Greece Submits €3.6bn RRF Payment Request to European Commission

The European Commission will assess a request made by Greece for the disbursement of 3.6 billion euros in financial support under the EU’s post-Covid-19 Recovery and Resilience Facility (RRF).

Commission: Tourism Helping Greece Economic Recovery

Greece’s recovery is gaining traction driven in large part by the tourism sector, the European Commission said in its 12th enhanced surveillance report.

Commission: EU Certificate ‘Crucial’ to Europe’s Covid-19 Response

The EU Digital Covid-19 Certificate has played a decisive role in Europe’s response to the pandemic and facilitated travel, according to a European Commission report.

DiscoverEU: Commission to Give 60,000 Free Travel Rail Passes to Young Europeans

The Commission will provide free travel rail passes to 60,000 young Europeans aged from 18 to 20 years, as part of the DiscoverEU initiative.

EU Commission Commends Greece for post-Covid-19 Progress

Greece is moving faster towards growth approaching pre-Covid-19 crisis levels, said European Commissioner Paolo Gentiloni during an IOBE virtual event.

Commission: Greek Economy Recovering ‘Earlier Than Expected’

The European Commission praised Greece for advancing reforms as part of its post-bailout program, noting that the country’s economy was demonstrating an “earlier-than-expected recovery”.

Commission Revises Upward Greek Economy Growth Outlook for 2021-22

The Greek economy is expected to expand by 4.3 percent this year and 6 percent in 2022, the European Commission said.